Reading is one of my guilty pleasures. Is there nothing better than curling up with a good book and a cuppa and ‘meeting new people” through the characters in a book? I love reading and getting lost in a book for a while. Mostly I prefer fiction because it takes me to another place and helps me to relax.
Today though, I have something exciting to share with you – especially if you love reading like me!
Something new from August- The ‘What’s On Your Bookshelf Challenge‘
On Friday, August 20, I will be joining my friends Donna, Debbie and Jo to kick off ‘What’s On Your Bookshelf?’ a new monthly challenge. We would love you to join in too. As avid lovers of books we are always interested in what others are reading and what books we can add to our list.
It’s simple really….
- We encourage you to share favourite books or recent reads.
- This series will go live on the third Friday of each month (actually Thursday in North America).
- The goal is to keep it simple and inspire others with your recommendations or those you didn’t like. Perhaps you would like to share your favourite books and why you rated them as favourites.
- You can share in the comments, with a blog post, on Instagram or on any other social media of your choice. Include the hashtag #Whatsonyourbookshelfchallenge so that we can find you and include your link in our posts.
So, will you be joining us for the What’s On Your Bookshelf challenge? I hope you will, see you on the 20th.
What was on my Bookshelf for July?
July reading was a mix of Classics and also Summer reads plus thought provoking reads. Let me share what I’ve been reading with you and perhaps you will share what you have been reading.
The Things We Keep pulled at many emotions for me. I felt such a sense of sadness and loss for many of the characters but at the end I felt uplifted. Anna living her life with early onset Alheizmer’s finds unexpected love with Luke who also has early onset Alheizmer’s which some find impossible to believe. Both are living in Rosalind House, an assisted living facility for the elderly, at a time when they should be living and experiencing life as 30 somethings. Eve who has to learn some difficult truths about her life. Jack, Anna’s twin who is trying to do what is best for Anna but doesn’t really understand.
Sally Hepworth has written a poignant story about love, loss and coping with Alzheimer’s through the patient’s eyes and from their family’s perspective.
Our Online Book Club finished discussions and as part of celebrating finishing a book we bake! Yes we bake and that is another story I will share with you in another post. This is the third Bronte Sisters book that we have read and it is very interesting comparing the writing of the three sisters – Emily, Anne and Charlotte
“But most of us are too scared to even ask what we want, in case we can’t have it.”
― Emily Henry, People We Meet on Vacation
Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love that’s how this book is described on Goodreads.
This was a Summer read for me in between book club meetings for Jane Eyre. Poppy and Alex have been best friends since college taking annual vacations together, loving each other but never being brave enough to tell each other how they really feel. Something happened 10 Summers ago between Poppy and Alex which redefined their friendship. Throughout the book we time travel from present day to the previous 10 summers each with it’s own story of their relationship.
Throughout the book we time travel from present day to the previous 10 summers each with it’s own story of their relationship. If you liked When Harry met Sally you will enjoy The People you meet on Vacation.