Wednesday, February 19, 2020

I Read Canadian Day | February 19, 2020

The point of #IReadCanadian Day is to "raise awareness of Canadian books and celebrate the richness, diversity and breadth of Canadian literature." -source

We hope that everyone participating can read for at least 15 minutes on February 19, 2020 and share what they are reading via social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). So please join in and share what you've chosen to read by using the hashtag #IReadCanadian.

Here are a handful of Canadian authors on my shelves: 

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
Women Talking by Miriam Toews
Things To Do When It's Raining by Marissa Stapley
Sadie by Courtney Summers
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
A House In The Sky by Amanda Lindhout
Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker
Come From Away by Genevieve Graham
Me And Me by Alice Kuipers

What book are you planning to read today? What are some of your favourite Canadian authors? Leave me a comment so I can build my Canadian Author TBR!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

New to my shelves...

In the last little while I've added a few new books to my shelves. Mainly I've been grabbing them from my apartment building's common room where we have a take a book/leave a book shelf. But most recent has been my mini haul from the thrift store! And a few Kindle deals now that I have a Kindle for the first time.

This week I picked up Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney (I listened to the audio version and loved this thriller so I was excited to grab this one up), Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly (Beauty & the Best? Yes please!), Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, and I found an ARC of Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (this thrift store has ARCs often so I try to grab them up).

I nabbed these two from the Kindle deals:
Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

And these two from the Little Free Library in my apartment building: 
The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff 
Women Talking by Miriam Toews

What are some of your most recent books?

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The ABC Book Challenge 2020 | D

I stumbled upon this challenge on a handful of blogs, but still do not know where it originates. If you happen to know who started this challenge, please send me a message or leave me a comment so I can give proper credit.

For now, here are the places I found this first: Bookworm Muse, A Book A Thought, Life of a Literary Nerd.

I plan to write a post for each letter of the alphabet, so keep an eye out for the rest.

Memorable Titles that Begin with "D"

Books on my Shelf or TBR that Begin with "D"

Any suggestions for books starting with D?

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

My One True Pair List | Top Ten Tuesday

via That Artsy Reader Girl
This week the prompt for Top Ten Tuesday was "Love Freebie", so I chose to let you know about the OTP's (one true pairs) that are the light of my life. Many years ago, I didn't really think much about OTPs nor did I actually care, but as time has gone on I have found myself falling for certain relationships in books that I just cannot seem to forget. So this list is my current ships that I just can't get enough of. I'm only listing five because it is what it is.

I apologize in advance if you have not read any of these books/series, 

My newest OTP is Ronan Lynch and Adam Parrish! I have this weird obsession with Ronan and I about died when the became an item. Forget Blue and Gansey, I am team Ronan & Adam all the way! I need more of their story and cannot wait for the next installment of the Dreamer triology.

Eric and Jubilee, from Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley, were a sweet couple. They took time to figure each other out and to actually connect on more levels that just physical attraction and body chemistry. The build up of their relationship wasn't rushed and they just seemed right for each other. I think a re-read might be in order soon!

Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven is another book that I just can't stop thinking about. Filled with teenage angst, a medical condition, a girl with weight issues, general high school drama and more. But the biggest thing about this story is how two of the most unlikely people somehow fall in love and up together. Jack and Libby would not normally be a couple in a traditional YA book about high school life, but they work and I adore them. They stop hiding behind their fake facades and let each other in. They begin to not care what others think and truly enjoy each other. ♥

Another Jennifer Niven book! All The Bright Places is a very topic heavy book (triggers: suicide, depression, mental illness) and nothing ends up like you hoped, but the relationship between Theodore Finch and Voilet Markey is EVERYTHING! Finch is such an outgoing person and draws Violet out of her depression. He himself has issues, but he puts much aside all to make this girl smile and make sure she's going to be okay. He shows her a whole new world she didn't even know existed and brings out the best in her. This book had me bawling so many times and it is actually one of my all time favourite books! Violet + Finch = Forever

And last but not least, Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks. I haven't been a super fan of graphic novels, but this one was perfect. So well written and the illustrations are just gorgeous. Now, Deja and Josiah have worked every autumn at the local pumpkin patch and their last year is upon them. Josiah is on a mission to finally speak to the girl of his dreams and Deja is along for the ride. It's such an adorkable story and I'm so glad it ended up the way it did, though slightly predictable, it was still a fun read. I mean how do you not see what is right in front of you?!?

So who would you say are your One True Pairings? Drop me some titles in the comments so I can check the books out for myself!

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