Thursday, March 19th, 2020...9:03 pm

Books on My Leisure Reading List

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Hello Fellow Grad Students!

It has been some time, and a lot has changed since I last posted. I am wishing everyone the best as we navigate these changes together.

As I find myself with more time at home, I am not short of school work to do, but I have also been picking up some books to read for leisure. Doing things like this that I enjoy has been helpful for me during this time, and keeping a balance of things that I need to get done and things that help me feel relaxed and joyful.

I wanted to share what is on my leisure reading list with you! This list is currently represented in a stack of books on my shelf, in the order that I want to read them. First up, is the one I just started:

  1. Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow 

So far this book is very interesting and gripping.  It is a true story about investigative journalism, specifically the work that was done to expose Harvey Weinstein.

2. The Alice Network

The copy that I have of this book has the shiny gold “Heather’s Pick” (CEO of Indigo, no big deal) on the front, and I have also had this one recommended to me by multiple trusted sources.  This book is historical fiction based on the true life of a WWI woman spy, Louise de Bettignies.

3. Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese 

A friend gave me this book along with high praise for its story and writing. I am definitely excited to read it.

Finally, I wanted to recommend a book that I finished reading over the Holiday break: A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman. 

This book is about a grumpy old man who tries his best to avoid others and has a very particular way of living his life and how he eventually opens up to others in his neighbourhood. What I love about this book is how it highlights the power of community and love. The author also has a really funny writing style,  I laughed out loud multiple times while reading it! It is a really heart warming and funny read.

I hope that I have stoked some interest in the books that are on my reading list. Feel free to let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of them, or any other reading suggestions that you have!

Sending everyone my best wishes.

Talk soon,


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