I haven’t posted in a while. It’s been the summer, and I have been busy camping or heading to a friend’s cottage every weekend. It’s been wonderful and crazy and hot but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading. I am always reading, and there is some great reading to be done while mini vacationing. I have always been someone who needs a little alone time and you can find me begging off the group hike to be left alone for an hour to read. What a sweet, sweet hour that is.
So let me give you some mini-recaps about things I have been reading lately that are worth checking out.
1. Ayesha at Last by Uzm Jalaluddin- I really enjoyed this sweet modern Muslim take on Pride and Prejudice set in Ontario, Canada. I think it is always important to read other viewpoints different from your own and open your mind to new lenses. Seeing the world from this Muslim viewpoint and different ways to go about love was a wonderful read and a way to think differently. Plus, it was fun and sweet and a real page turner.
2. The Recovering- Intoxication and its Aftermath- Leslie Jamison- This book took me a long time to read. It is thick and deep with a lot of well thought out research. It is a mix of memoir, history and research on addiction and I learned a lot about addiction and it’s sordid history in North America, especially the United States.
3. Leah on the Offbeat- by Becky Albertalli- This is the second in the series also starring Love Simon. It is cute and sweet YA with a twist into being queer and being yourself. I like that a lot of YA is focusing on being you and who you really are and hope this encourages generations coming that they truly can be who they want to be and love who they want to love.
4. The Wealthy Renter: How to Choose Housing That Will Make You Rich by Alex Avery- I rent and I don’t own a home. At my age it is something that I have starting thinking about, but people shove it down your throats as the only option. As we know, do what the masses do or face persecution. I thought it was refreshing to read another opinion with solid, backed up facts regarding the benefits of being a life long renter. The book is also based on Canadian markets, which was great for me.
That’s it for now! Keep reading folks!