Bibliophile: (n) A lover of books; someone who finds joy and peace of mind while holding a quality book.
Being passionate about your work is one of the greatest gifts that you can have in this life, and I’m so fortunate that my job allows me not only to indulge in my passion for reading but also to share it with others. Since February is also I Love to Read month I thought this would be a great opportunity to share some of my most current favourite books. I’m fickle about my favourites, so this list changes often, but these are the books that are currently on the list.
Penguin in Love by Selina Yoon
You can never go wrong with a penguin story, and this story not only has penguins, it has knitting and (almost) unrequited love.
The Ruinous Sweep by Tim Wynne-Jones
Donovan Turner has lost his memory and has no idea what he’s doing on a dark, deserted stretch of road in the middle of the night, after being tossed out of a moving car. Then things really start to get interesting. This book kept me guessing from beginning to end, and my first impulse after finishing it was to read it again, to really be able to savour the intricate twists and turns in the plot.
Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda
In contrast to The Ruinous Sweep, which I read quickly (both times, and there will likely be a third reading in the near future) Gmorning, Gnight! is best read only a page at a time, preferably once in the morning and once before you go to bed. Lin-Manuel’s upbeat and inspiring words, coupled with Jonny Sun’s incomparable illustrations are the best way to start and end your day.
Synchro Boy by Shannon McFerran
I loved this story of a teen competitive racing swimmer being brave enough to try synchronized swimming. Bart’s journey of self-discovery is centred around the swimming pool, where he finds a way to be true to himself, despite the pressures and perceptions of those around him.
To my way of thinking, the only thing that’s better than reading a great book is telling someone about it. So what’s on your list?