I’m sitting here with my mid-day coffee, while Harpers is at pre-school and Cooper is napping this is the only time I can actually drink it while it is HOT! I have decided that it is time for another post about good books. I know so many of you enjoyed my last instalment of “Easy Reads and Easy Drinking Wines” so why not do another? This time I am suggesting a good mug to go with your good read. I’m sure most of you have seen the adorable novelty mugs that Chapters Indigo sells, I can’t get enough of all the cute sayings.
These books were not only love by yours truly, but also by the lovely ladies in my book club. We are a good panel of judges! Here is my list:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – “Just what goes on in the house you pass by in everyday?” This book is by far my favourite read so far this year. If you loved Gone Girl then this is your next pick. A definite page-turner that will having you sneaking away to find out how the three female narrators are all connected through a horrific crime.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova – This book is told through the words of a University professor diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. It is heart-breaking to read her slow demise as she struggles to remain a wife, a mother, a career woman and most of all: a woman with independence. This story will captivate you right from the start.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty – Imagine you found a letter from your husband that was addressed to you, only to be opened after his death; and in that letter he revealed a devastating secret. Now imagine you found this letter while your husband is still alive. What would you do with the knowledge of your husband’s secret? This book will keep you guessing!
The Paris Wife by Paula McClain – This story takes you back to one of my favourite time periods in history: Paris in the 1920s. Follow the life of Ernest Hemmingway and his first wife Hadley as they wine and dine with the likes of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. It’s a story about love and loyalty in marriage as Ernest struggles to write some of his most famous novels. It’s a little bit of history with a lot of story, I promise you will love this one!
The Language of Flowers – by Vanessa Diffenbaugh – Did you know that each flower has a hidden meaning? Follow Victoria as she grows up in the foster system and becomes a woman with a talent for knowing the meanings of every flower. I loved this story of a girl with her own hardships, trying to make something of herself. and learning about the secret messages we pass to one another through a bouquet of flowers.
The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman – What would you do if you and your husband lived in a secluded lighthouse and you found an abandoned baby washed ashore in a boat? Would you keep her? Would you bring her back to the mainland? What if you could give her a good life full of love and no one would know that she wasn’t really yours? This novel will pull at your heart strings and have you asking yourself the very same questions.
P.S. Reading IS sexy!!!