This month's version of Let's Look At is about our Favourite Reads. I have shared about my favourite books of all time here. So for this post I decided to write about my recent favourite books, ones I often recommend to others (links are to my previous reviews of these books):
All My Puny Sorrows - A Canadian novel about depression, suicide, and siblings. It is heartbreaking but very well written and a good read.
A Man Called Ove - Also about suicide, incidentally. This one is set in Sweden and is the story of a now old man, but tells the story of his whole life.
Scarborough - A Toronto book about poverty, families, and trying to get by in this city. As I said in my review, it may be set in Toronto, but the characters in this novel also live where you live.
When Breath Becomes Air - A non-fiction novel about a young doctor who is diagnosed with cancer.
All the Light we Cannot See - A novel set in World War II of people trying to survive.
Requiem - This is also a Canadian novel about the Japanese internment during World War II. So well written and also an important history lesson.
Looking at these books I realize that my favourite reads usually have two of the three qualities - Canadian, war, and sad.
You can see last month's entry about the coziest spot in my house here.