I know fall is long gone—it has already snowed a couple times in Kitchener-Waterloo—but I haven’t had a chance to review some of the amazing stories I read throughout my favourite season. Over the past month and a bit, I’ve not only started a new job, but also traveled to the other side of the world and completed some freelance projects, which all felt great. However, doing all of that also meant I had less time to write. Now, I’m slowly getting back into my regular routine, which means I have time (and energy) to tell everyone about two creepy books I read this fall.
My pal Chelsea took some time out of her hectic schedule for the latest edition of Books With Friends! Earlier this year we went to a used book sale together, and both filled up boxes with stories to take home. It was awesome. One of the books I got was Not Yet: A Memoir of Living and Almost Dying, by Wayson Choy. Chelsea actually put it in my pile for me, and told me I had to read it. I haven’t yet, but it is high on my TBR pile! In the meantime, I wanted to chat with Chelsea about why she adores this memoir so much.
I’ve read more psychological thrillers this year than ever before. I used to think of this genre as “all those weird books my mom reads,” but now they’ve become books I read, too! I’d like to officially apologize for all my past judgement towards thrillers, because honestly, who doesn’t love trying to solve a good mystery? My most recent jaunt through this genre was with Ruth Ware’s In A Dark, Dark Wood, and it did not disappoint.
It’s here! Another installment of Books With Friends! This time I sat down with my pal Danielle to talk about a book we’ve both read: All The Missing Girls, by Megan Miranda. It was a lot of fun sharing thoughts on this story, and it was also reassuring knowing that I wasn’t the only one who thought the descriptions of the woods were terrifying!
I did it, friends! I successfully completed my 2017 Reading Challenge on Goodreads! This year I challenged myself to read 35 new books, and finished in record time. I didn’t think I could do it, but here we are again. Now, for the third year in a row, I’m going to challenge myself to write one-sentence reviews all of 35 new books I read (so far) this year! I can’t promise that these will be well-written sentences, but if you’re looking for something new to read this Fall, check out my list below. And if something catches your eye but my one-liner doesn’t convince you to check it out, let me know and I can give you a full review.
I read a personal finance book so you don’t have to! One specifically for people like me and most of my friends! What is this book, you ask? Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By And Get Your Financial Life Together, by Erin Lowry. This book is full of tips and tricks to help twenty and thirty-somethings pay off student and consumer debts (just like a Lannister), and start saving fat stacks of cash.