29 June 2022

Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand




I read a Hilderbrand novel every spring because for me it's like an official launch of summer. The majority of her books are set on Nantucket Island in the summertime and I just love going there mentally. This is not her newest book but it's one I hadn't read yet and I was glad to be reading more of her 'normal' stuff after striking out with a series she wrote set in St. John most recently.

13 June 2022

May Recap





May felt good after this past winter. The weather wasn't a total asshole and people are hanging out again after two years of being scared of it! Here's what we got up to...

4 June 2022

Summer Reading List 2022

MAMMA MIA IT'S SUMMER AGAIN. I thought we'd never come out of this past winter alive but here we are, ready to bask in the sunshine but also indoors with the AC how we like it. 

Here are our picks for summer reading, let us know what you think!

26 May 2022

The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman

I sort of know I should be embarrassed to still love Chuck Klosterman in my 30s, but I cannot and will not stop. Klosterman's non-fiction book on the 1990s was one of my most anticipated releases of early 2022. We have to have something to look forward to in this godforsaken world! 

12 May 2022

The Maid by Nita Prose


My mother-in-law loaned this to me and suggested I read it and since she never asks me to read anything (knowing how eager I am to move to the next book on my own list), I indulged. She said it "just showed how awful people can be" and I would never, ever list that as the takeaway for this novel, but if you know how sweet my mother-in-law Kim is, it makes sense that this was hers.

5 May 2022

April Recap

 


We got snow twice this month in Ontario so that's a new low, not that better weather would have us watching less TV or anything...

1 May 2022

Run Towards the Danger by Sarah Polley

This book was one of my most anticipated early 2022 releases. I love Sarah Polley so much as a filmmaker and her impact on how I view long-term relationships cannot be understated. Anyone I've invested 10 hours in has probably heard me talk about an interview she gave on her film Take This Waltz in 2013 on monogamy and making it work. I literally repeat a line from her film to myself once a week: "In the big picture, life has a gap in it. It just does. You don't go crazy trying to fill it." I think Polley is such a talent and I couldn't wait to read her first book of essays.