Sunday, 27 February 2011

My Winter Reading List

It has been a long winter in Toronto, I don't recall ever seeing so much snow here. This has given me the perfect excuse to curl up with a book and a cup of tea and spend hours catching up on my reading. I will confess that I don't have kids so at this point in my life I'm reading as much as I can! For those who have kids and will be taking some time off for "March break" here is a list of books (in random order) that won't disapoint:
1. Room by Emma Donoghue
2. Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
3. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
4. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
5. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
6. Missing by Lisa Jackson
7. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
8. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
9. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
10. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
11. The Salt Road by Jane Johnson

And my husband has been enjoying Cleopatra by Stacey Shiff and The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson.

My first "pick of the week" is Joy Fielding's "Now You See Her"

Joy Fielding has delivered again.  Yesterday I was reading the Globe & Mail and noticed a mention of her new book "Now You See Her" which has just hit the shelves. I immediately ran out to buy a copy. People who know me are aware that I know "a few" people who work for her publisher and I could probably have begged to have a copy sent to me -  so believe me when I say that "I love Joy Fielding". I finished her book in less than 24 hours because she is so good at writing page turners. Though there is always a good plot in her books, it is her characters and the familial relationships that always drive me to want to know what happens to everyone in the end. The mother, daughter (and sister) dynamic in this particular novel combined with all of the psychological and physical drama made this book a pleasure to read.