The snow is flying (for some of us, anyway) and now that Thanksgiving and Halloween – the big events of autumn – are behind us, we can snuggle in, grab a coffee (I might be over pumpkin spice by now) and dig into a new read. I’m a little short on my goal of 20 books for 2019 but I’ve decided that it’s a better goal for 2020 anyway, don’t you think? In any case, with 16 books now read in 2019, two of the books below being a part of that, I’m doing quite well for the year. These recent releases from Simon + Schuster arrived at my door a few weeks ago:
I have been, and continue to be, a big Tegan and Sara fan since about 2000 so I was eager to read High School first from this delivery. I finished it in just a few short days. The book is an easy read, alternating in storytelling between sisters Tegan and Sara. It was interesting to see where their memories overlapped, and how the other was feeling at the time. It was an eye-opener, but also helped me dive deeper into the writing and music from this duo. If you’re a fan, old or new, I recommend the read! It also prompted me to find Under Feet Like Ours (the first album I had of theirs) and play it in my car for a solid week. Still can’t find the photo I took with them after a show at The Exchange here in Regina in early 2001, but when I do, you know I’ll share it!
The book I’m currently reading and really liking is Stephen King’s The Institute. Stephen King’s writing scares me. I read Pet Semetary as a teenager and it pretty much scarred me for life, and later read The Stand (P.S. Whoopi Goldberg is currently filming a remake of the original filming of it for TV) but haven’t picked up any of his recent releases. I’m about halfway through The Institute and have been telling those around me about it excitedly. Without giving away more of the plot than already shared, if you’re a fan of ABC’s new hit Emergence, or Netflix’s Stranger Things, you’ll really like this book.
One lucky reader is going to win all 5 of the book titles above courtesy of Simon + Schuster Canada! Perfect for gift giving to people on your list, I won’t tell if you decide to keep them all for yourself either!
To enter to win, just fill in your name and email address in the form below and click BEGIN! Then just leave a comment on this blog post telling me which book you would for sure GIFT to someone on your list and which book you would for sure KEEP for yourself!