January Reading Round-up

January was a busy reading month for me. The CBC Canada Reads longlist was announced on December 23rd, and I immediately felt the pressure to read as many titles as I could from the list before they announced the shortlist. I picked 8 that I was interested in, and I was able to finish 5 of those by the end of the month. Now that the 5 contenders have been announced, it turns out that I read 2 of them, so it shouldn’t be hard to finish the other 3 before the end of March.

On top of that, I was still finishing up The Light Between Oceans, which I started in December, and I had a couple of books to get through for my bookclub.

This is the list of books I read throughout January: Continue reading

My Picks from the Canada Reads 2017 Longlist

On Monday, CBC announced the longlist for Canada Reads 2017. They will announce the shortlist on January 31st, but in the meantime I’m going to check out as many as I can. You can see the full list here.

Since I probably cannot read 15 books in a little over a month, I’ve tried to pare the list down. When they announce the finalists, I will of course try to read any that I skipped. Out of the 15 on the list, I’ve chosen the following eight: Continue reading