Fall Reading List

I know I know, you might still be working away at your summer reading list as it's somehow seems entirely unmanageable. Hopefully the colder weather will make you feel inclined to hibernate a bit and finish those summer books. Whatever you've craving literary wise, grab a steaming cup of tea, pick up something new and start reading. Your brain will thank you for the half hour you walked away from Instagram! I've listed what I'll be attempting to read in the next couple of months. Leave a comment if you've read any to share your thoughts!

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Even though this memoir was released in 2014, I recently had the opportunity to listen to Silken speak at We Day and was fascinated by her positivity and personal story. Only ten weeks before the 1992 Olympic Games, Silken, the world champion in single sculls rowing, suffered a terrible accident that left her leg shattered. After only 25 days and 5 operations, Silken was physically ready to pursue her Olympic dreams. She made the greatest comeback in Canadian sports history, rowing to a bronze-medal finish.  

After You by Jojo Moyes  

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Louisa Clark returns without Will Traynor. She moves back home and is struggling without him. Louisa ends up in a support group that she found in a church basement. A figure from Will's past appears and takes over Louisa's life and alters her future plans

My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl

Ruth Reichl is known as the famous New York Times restaurant critic and her experience as the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. This cookbook displays Ruth's simple pleasures of cooking through the recipes she whipped up for her family and friends. I'm excited to create some refreshing and exciting meals from the cookbook of the world's most famous food editor. 

At The Water's Edge by Sara Gruen 

The same author as Water for Elephants, Gruen excels at captivating readers. Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis's father, a former army colonel who is already embarrassed by his son's inability to serve in WWII due to colour-blindness. Ellis decides the only way to regain his father's favor is to succeed at hunting the famous Loch Ness monster. 

A Man Called Ove by: Fredrik Backman

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At first sight he is the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He believes he is surrounded by idiots, joggers and sales assistants who talk in code. Assigned as chairman of the residents association, he will persist in making daily inspection rounds of the local streets. 

The Dinner by Herman Koch

On a summers evening in Amsterdam, two couples meet at a trendy restaurant for dinner. Between bites of food, the conversation remains of polite small talk. Each couple has a fiften year old son. The boys are bonded together by a terrible act. As the dinner progresses, both couples show how far they're willing to go to protect their own son.