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I like big books.

I like to read. A lot.  And I would go as far as saying that I think the gift of reading was one of the greatest gifts I was ever given.  I'm so grateful that my mom pushed me to read when I was younger. Isn't it the best feeling, or worst maybe, when you put down a book and you don't want it to end and you can't stop thinking about it and it's like you've lost a friend and you are just dying to know what happens next? I also love that my brother, sister and husband are all avid readers.  Dan, Rob and my mom have similar tastes while Kyla and I share more books between the two of us.

You can follow me on GoodReads and see what I'm up to and what books I'm recommending here

I gave myself the goal of reading 20 books in 2015, I'm at 15 now.  In March, I finished Madame Chic, the two first Anne of Green Gables books and What Alice Forgot.

Of those 4, I only really loved two: Anne of Green Gables and What Alice Forgot.  The middle two were good, but I wasn't thinking about them days after I was done like I was the other two.

Anne of Green Gables is a Canadian Literature staple.  I first read it in my childhood and when I picked it up again it was like I was young all over.  Did you know that my middle name is Anne, and so is my Mom's? That's because my Grandma Diehl (mom's mom) was also a well-versed reader and loved the series so much that we carried the heroine's name.  This book is cute and quirky and so entirely a part of the fabric of my youth!

What Alice Forgot was a pleasant surprise.  Recommended by a couple people, I picked it up at Costco and because Christy enjoyed a couple of the author's other books, I grabbed a few more by Liane Moriarty too.  I'm glad I did. I loved this book so much that I brought it over to Kyla the next day because I know she would love it too.  It was so interesting and I love how the author weaved the tale of the main character's memory loss.

I've been trying not to buy too many books because I hadn't been reading anything mindblowing that could reside on my bookshelf of books I'd read again.  You see, after multiple moves, books only make the cut to stay in our house if I would read them again.

So  let's play a game for this post.  If I could only recommend 5 books from all the books that I've read...this is what I'd want you to read:
1-  Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
2- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
3- L'alchimiste by Paulo Coelho
4- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
5- The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
6- all of the Harry Potter series
7- anything Elizabeth Berg, I really can't choose a favourite and I'm super excited to read her new novel which comes out April 14th!!

Lastly, why not do an unconventional giveway.  Because I wouldn't reread this book and would donate it anyway, why not send it to one of my readers.  If you would like to read this book, leave me a comment

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Linking up with the Hill Collection today

Now go see what the other ladies are reading!



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