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April 25, 2017

Hey! It feels like it’s been so long so we’ve checked in to chat about some of our latest reads. The nerdy side of me gets super excited to share my latest reads with you. Even more so when one of my best friends gets to join in too! Be sure to go check out A Slice of Brie, to see what books Brie’s been reading lately.

You guys, getting a library card was one of the best things I’ve done for myself all year, but I admit, it’s almost becoming a problem. I got carried away with holds that all happened to come in at once, leaving me to drop everything and read all the time. I’ve been a bookworm since I learned how to read so it really isn’t anything new for me to be nose down in a good book, but the last couple months had me wanting to abandon all responsibilities and crawl into bed early. This resulted in a staggering six completed books in the month of March alone. I have zero regrets.

Loved: Normally it’s so hard to choose a clear favourite, but not this month. A Man Called Ove was hands down the best book I’ve read all year. Do yourself a favour and read it before the movie comes out. It was such a sad, funny, heartwarming book that has you falling in love with Ove, the crotchety old man who appears to hate everyone and everything. I shed a tear or two while reading this book, which is surprising for me since I’m not one to cry while reading unless it’s about animals.

A close second was a recommendation from Jo, Always by Sarah Jio. It was very similar in feel to my beloved Taylor Jenkins Reid novels which is no doubt why I enjoyed Always so much.

Runner up was Couple Next Door, a book club pick which I read in about a day in a half on top of work and parenting. It was just one of those thrillers that kept you turning pages from the very beginning.

Currently Reading: When You Find Out the World is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments by Kelly Oxford. This one just came out last week and I was lucky enough to receive a copy from Harper Collins. If you’re not familiar with Kelly Oxford at all, do yourself a favour and look her up, read her previous book, follow her on Snapchat (seriously, the only reason I miss Snapchat is her). I was sad to find out her appearance at WordFest in Calgary in a couple weeks was sold out.

Looking Forward To: Later this week my book club meets so I’m definitely looking forward to finding out what our next book will be. I always have a copy of Miss You by Kate Eberlen from Harper Collins on my nightstand waiting to be opened. I also have The Woman in Cabin 10 and Truly Madly Guiltily in my TBR pile that I’m itching to get to, so hopefully, I can finish all of them before we meet again!

We want to hear from you! What has been some of your favourite reads lately? What are you currently reading? 

Don’t forget to head over to Brie’s blog to see what she’s loved, is currently reading and what she’s going to read next!

 

*Affiliate links have been used. I was given copies of When You Find Out the World is Against You and Miss you from Harper Collins. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this little hobby of mine. 

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Susie @ Suzlyfe
    April 25, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I will definitely be checking out A Man called Ove. I’m so out of it that I’ve never heard about it!

    • Reply
      Becky
      April 25, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Ah! You must! You won’t be disappointed in it!

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    Brie @ A Slice of Brie
    April 25, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I’m so glad you are loving your library card! The two books I mentioned looking forward to reading I paid full price for at Chapters and man, that stung! One was $36!!!?

    I’ve never read a book by Sarah Jio, but I think I need to!

    Funny, I stopped following Oxford on Snapchat because there were just TOO many!

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      Becky
      April 25, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      Yeah. I’m curious to see how Sarah Jio’s other books are now! Um, I can’t believe I used to buy at least two books a month without ever keeping them. What a waste of money!! Not that I find myself with extra spending money since getting a library card, but still.

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    YogiCrystal
    April 25, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    LOVED a Man Called Ove. Surprised me how good it was, and I may have had a few tears too. Might need to check out some of these other books too!

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