June 2023 Book ListOn July 3, 2023 by Pam
This month was a difficult one to rate. I read/listened to some pretty amazing books. I am ordering these in order of my preferences but, I thoroughly enjoyed each book. Summer reading is one of my favourite things to do and I do it ALL THE TIME. I listen when I am cooking, cleaning, biking or walking and I read when I am sitting by the pool or on the front porch, or falling asleep at night.
Fayne by Ann-Marie MacDonald
This book is over 30 hours of amazing listening. The mystery and adventure is set in the late 19th century and is riveting from start to finish.
The Song of Significance: A New Manifesto for Teams by Seth Godin
I have recommended this book to many people since I finished it. I have long admired Seth Godin’s research and perspective and this book encourages us to do something significant to make the world a better place.
Truth Telling: Seven Conversations about Indigenous Life in Canada by Michelle Good
This book is an amazing learning experience for anyone who is curious about the truth about the historical and current experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
The War Pianist by Mandy Robotham
Pianist: NOUN. Informal. A person who operates or controls a radio transmitter – often in code. A very different perspective on World War II. I haven’t read a World War II novel in awhile but, this was exceptional.
Homecoming by Kate Morton
This novel crosses generations and really focuses on the corrosiveness of lies and the healing nature of the truth. Kate Morton is an outstanding author and this was read brilliantly by Claire Foy (from The Crown and Women Talking).
Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes
This is just a great story about how life can change in a heartbeat.
Knitting Lessons by Lela Nargi
Just a bunch of fun short stories about knitting, first published in 2003.
Grit by Angela Duckworth
The importance of persistence with practical strategies and well-researched strategies.
Yellowface by R.F. Kuang
Did you ever wonder how the publishing world works? This book covers so many topics from diversity to racism to cultural appropriation both in the publishing industry but on social media.
The Drift by C.J. Tudor
This is an “end of the world” disaster and risk thriller…a story of catastrophe and survival.
Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by Julie Smith
Just some practical strategies for getting through every day – a reminder that life can be tough but, we can all “do it” with support and help, empathy and understanding.
All She Ever Wanted by Lynn Austin
A mother/daughter reconciliation story with a dip into the past and a look at finding your way, no matter what.