Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!
This past Monday (June 21) marked my first official day of Summer vacation! Due to COVID-19, I do not have a summer job this year (along with practically everyone else), and therefore will be spending the majority of my summer outside reading! Thanks to my Aunt, Uncle, and cousins, I received an Indigo gift card in honour of my high school graduation (!!!), and decided to spend the money on some new releases and two backlists books that I have been wanting to read for a while now!
The first book I purchased (and the main reason for my purchase) was What Lies Between Us by John Marrs. John Marrs is the author of The One, which was one of my favourite books of 2019. I was not aware that Marrs had just come out with another novel, but I knew that regardless of what it was about, I wanted to pick it up! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, not all new releases have been stocked in my local Indigo store. Therefore, I was prompted to purchase it online – along with the rest of these books! I truly know absolutely nothing about this book, and plan on keeping it that way until I read it. I have, however, read a few reviews on Goodreads, and it seems like people are LOVING this one! Needless to say, I am ecstatic to read it!
The next book I purchased was Beach Read by Emily Henry. Believe it or not, I have yet to read an Emily Henry novel, but am incredibly excited to start off with this one! The cover of this book is stunning, and I have heard some great things about it! I have been in the mood for some adult contemporary/romance novels recently, and have actually read quite a few of them over the past week or so via eBook. Since this book seems to be the newest romance craze, I hope it lives up to all of the hype!
I then purchased I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan. I have had this book on my TBR list ever since it was released last year, but never picked it up as I always seemed to want another book a little bit more than this one whenever I was about to purchase it. Lucky for me, Indigo had one copy left on their website, and it was only $6! I have been trying my best to limit my book purchasing this year, but when I saw this one on sale for a spectacular price, I knew it was the right time to purchase it!
From there, I went on to purchase Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon. Like Beach Read, I have heard some amazing things about this novel, and am looking forward to reading it. As some of you may know, my absolute favourite genre is Adult Mystery/Thriller, and I will be adding this one to my physical thriller TBR in hopes of reading it very soon!
The next book I picked up was The Guest List by Lucy Foley. Lucy Foley is a well-established adult thriller author, but I have yet to read any of her previous novels simply because none of them have interested me that much. However, when I read the synopsis of this one, I was immediately drawn to it. Anything that has to do with weddings is something I love to read about, but I don’t think I have read a mystery/thriller focused on a wedding (or rather a guest list!). I hope to get to this one very, very soon!
The last book I ordered was Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. This was one of the most talked about books of the last decade, and I could see it becoming a modern classic over the next several years purely based on the amount of fantastic things people constantly say about it. While I believe this book is considered a Sci-Fi novel (a genre I barely read from anymore), I have a feeling that I am really going to enjoy this one.
Those are all of the books I purchased in my recent Indigo order! Have you read any of them? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts!
Good Night Book Owls!
Me again! Just wanted to mention that I recognize that none of the books I mentioned are written by BIPOC authors (and I’m not sure if any of them feature diverse characters or not). I am putting together an entire blog post and Instagram series dedicated to reading more diverse books written by diverse authors, which you will see very soon. I have also been sharing some resources and essential reading on my Instagram (which you can find in the “BLM” highlights). I am aware that I do not owe anyone an explanation for this post or for actions I have done on my own time, but I feel that it is important for EVERYONE to be speaking out about what is going on and what has been going on for hundreds of years in both the USA and across the world. Let’s be the change we want to see in the world. 💓