Saturday, July 6, 2013
Touring My Bookshelves: Shelf #3
Welcome to another stop on my bookshelf tour! Today we're back in Midland at my mom's place. The theme of this stop is super awesome books. Most of the books on this shelf have found their way there because I loved them and thought my mom (or my sister or my grandma) would enjoy them, too.
Everyone wave to Jemima Puddle-Duck and Mr. Moose (I just named him that, hence the lack of originality). To further set the scene, these are the bottom two shelves of a large shelf that is in my mom's living room.
Most of these books are classified as "Mom, You Must Read These". Though - an anomaly in Midland - there are also two books that I haven't read yet myself! I bought The Heist Society at a massive book sale and The Rescue at the library bookstore in Midland but haven't read them yet. I'm sure part of the reason is because they're in Midland and I am not! I think my favourite on this shelf is Second Time Around by Beth Kendrick, followed closely by The Single Girl's To-Do List by Lindsey Kelk. A book that's special to me is Wye Write Again. It's a book of short stories and some of my best friend's stories are included!
Now this one is a good shelf. It features three of my favourite authors (Emily Giffin, Catherine McKenzie, and Sophie Kinsella) as well as a ton of just excellent books. There are also a couple of non-fiction books in here, too. The Tall Book was awesome (if you're tall, read it!), Happier at Home was enjoyable, and The Age of Persuasion is so interesting and appeals to my particular brand of nerdiness as it's all about advertising. That one is actually signed as I met author Terry O'Reilly (and his lovely wife) at a bookish festival a few years ago. Awesome guy.
There's almost a little something for everyone on this shelf. The non-fiction I mentioned above, chick lit (check out Breaking the Rules - my favourite from 2012), women's fiction (Swimming at Night was amazing), and romance (Nora Roberts, of course, and Sherryl Woods' new series).
As a bonus, here's a shelf of books that have moved from Barrie to Midland when I moved to St. Catharines (yeah, I've moved around the province!).
It's a bit of a hodgepodge of books and includes a hedgehog as a further bonus! These were ones I had read or bought when I was in Barrie. There were more but some have seemed to migrate back to St. Catharines.
And there we have it! Hopefully I've helped you find some new reads (that second shelf has a ton of good ones, trust me!) and entertained you with this tour. I have one more (big!) shelf to show off so I'll put that post up in a couple of weeks.
Happy reading! :)