My Five Favourite Books of the Summer

Thanks to the pandemic, I have read 20 books this summer. So, while I am sad about the many things that I was not able to do (attend a family wedding on Vancouver Island, go on a cross-country roadtrip with my younger brother to see extended family that I haven't seen for years, hang out with people in general, etc.), the upside was that I was able to read some of my new favourite books. Here are five mini-reviews of some of the standouts.

Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham Division 4 and up Received: Library Publication Date: November 29, 2016 Publisher: Ballantine Books 5 out of 5 stars The Blurb: Lauren Graham, star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, shares a collection of humorous personal essays reflecting on the journey she took to become an actress, …

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How To Climb Mont Blanc In A Skirt (A Handbook For The Lady Adventurer) by Mick Conefrey

How To Climb Mont Blanc In A Skirt (A Handbook for the Lady Adventurer) by Mick Conefrey Received: Purchased Publication Date: October 1, 2012 Publisher: Oneworld Publications 4 out of 5 stars The Blurb: Let's hear it for the girls! Sure, you've heard of Amelia Earhart, but she is just one part of a long …

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The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau

The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau Non-Fiction Received: Library Publication Date: January 1, 2014 Publisher: Harmony 4 out of 5 stars The Blurb: Chris Guillebeau set out a quest for himself: to visit every country in the world by the time that he turned 35. In this book, Chris outlines not only the motivations …

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The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller

The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller Non-Fiction Received: Library Publication Date: April 1, 2012 Publisher:  Harper Perennial 2.5/5 stars I had a tumultuous relationship with this book. At times I loved it. And there were some quotes that really struck a chord with me. And then there were times where I really wanted …

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