February 2017 Wrap-up

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March is almost half way over and I’m just getting around to this February wrap-up.

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Did you accomplish all your reading goals for February?

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Top Ten Tuesday – February 7, 2017

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[Top 10 Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by the wonderful The Broke and the Bookish because who doesn’t love top 10 lists!]

It’s time for another Top Ten! This week’s topic is my  Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read. (This is a different top ten because I couldn’t think of what to do for this week)

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February 2017 TBR

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Since I didn’t finish most of the books I had set out to read for January (and I’m NO QUITTER!), I’ll transfer them to this month.

ALSO, This month I’m honouring Black History Month by focusing on reading books by African-American authors.

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

My backlist (the shame!):
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Singing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

OFF MY BOOKSHELF:
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

Book Riot, Read Harder CHALLENGE:
Read a book about politics, in your country or another
Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women by Rebecca Traister
Read a book originally published in the decade you were born
A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

We’ll see if I can handle all of these, plus whatever I need to read for my new job! What’s on your reading list this month?

January 2017 wrap-up

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Hello fellow bookworms,

Earlier this month I vowed to read six books – very specific six books that I felt embodied the Be Your Best You mindset. However, I got kind of sidetracked with a bunch of books on my hold list coming in and ended up only reading two from that list. Also, because I’ve started a new job, I haven’t been keeping up with my promise to review two books a month. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back on track in the next month or so…

MY STATS:

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In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero really stood out. If you haven’t heard of it or Diane, she’s an American actress on Orange is the New Black or my favourite, Jane the Virgin. Anyways, that’s not the reason she’s amazing. When she was fourteen, the U.S. government took her parents away. As undocumented immigrants, they were always at risk even though they spoke to lawyers and spent thousands of dollars trying to become U.S. citizens. What’s really heartbreaking is without close friends whose families were willing to care for her, she would have been on her own. No one from the U.S. Immigration office even bothering to make sure she was okay. When you’re middle-class American (or Canadian for that matter), it’s easy to take for granted how comfortable life is and not if you’re never going to see your family again. I’m highly recommending In the Country We Love!

What book stood out to you this month? 

 

Top Ten Tuesday – January 24, 2016

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[Top 10 Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by the wonderful The Broke and the Bookish because who doesn’t love top 10 lists!]

It’s time for another Top Ten! This week’s topic is my Top Ten Favourite Book Characters.

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Top Ten Tuesday – January 17, 2016

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[Top 10 Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by the wonderful The Broke and the Bookish because who doesn’t love top 10 lists!]

It’s time for another Top Ten! This week’s topic is Eight Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So.

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Top Ten Tuesday – January 10, 2016

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[Top 10 Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by the wonderful The Broke and the Bookish because who doesn’t love top 10 lists!]

It’s time for another Top Ten! This week’s topic is Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to).

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