Top Ten Tuesday | Best Books of 2017 (so far)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

This weeks topic is the best books you’ve read so far in 2017. Now, currently I have read 41 books so far and I could not find 10 books that I deemed to be the “best”. Below is a mixture of 5 and 4 star ratings that I believe were amazing reads and definitely recommend.

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Stacking the Shelves | #19

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Click here to go to Tyngas blog.

Graphic Novels

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Saga: Vol 4 / Brain K Vaughan / Sex Criminals Vol:1 / Matt Fraction  Continue reading

Top 10 Tuesday | Contemporary Books Added to TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is 10 contemporary reads that you have added to your TBR. Since I haven’t really “added” any contemporary to my TBR I will be doing 10 (if I can come up with 10) contemporary reads that I would like to read (eventually). Contemporary isn’t really my favourite genre but I occasionally pick one up from time to time as it is so different to what I usually read.  Continue reading

Stacking the Shelves | #18

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Click here to go to Tyngas blog.

From the Library

Life on the Ground Floor / Dr. James Maskalyk / The Night Circus / Erin Morgenstern Continue reading

Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #35

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!

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Life on the Ground Floor by Dr. James Maskalyk

Published on: April 11th, 2017

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Synopsis (from Goodreads): A celebrated humanitarian doctor’s unique perspective on sickness, health and what it is to be alive. In this deeply personal book, humanitarian doctor and activist James Maskalyk, author of the highly acclaimed Six Months in Sudan, draws upon his experience treating patients in the world’s emergency rooms. From Toronto to Addis Ababa, Cambodia to Bolivia, he discovers that although the cultures, resources and medical challenges of each hospital may differ, they are linked indelibly by the ground floor: the location of their emergency rooms. Here, on the ground floor, is where Dr. Maskalyk witnesses the story of -human aliveness—our mourning and laughter, tragedies and hopes, the frailty of being and the resilience of the human spirit. And it’s here too that he is swept into the story, confronting his fears and doubts and questioning what it is to be a doctor.
Masterfully written and artfully structured, Life on the Ground Floor is more than just an emergency doctor’s memoir or travelogue–it’s a meditation on health, sickness and the wonder of human life. Continue reading

Stacking the Shelves | #17

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Click here to go to Tyngas blog.

Night / Elie Wiesel / Dawn / Elie Wiesel / Saga: Vol 3 / Brian K Vaughan / Brave New World / Aldous Huxley

I love that libraries have eBooks. Every since I came to this revelation I have been reading non-stop! I signed up for a card in my city as it is bigger than my hometown was and boy their selection is massive. There’s like 100,000 eBooks and audiobooks to choose from!  Continue reading

Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #34

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Published on: September 9th, 2014

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Summary (from Goodreads): One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time—from the actor’s early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as The Travelling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor’s first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.” Continue reading