Reading List! - February
With the snow still coming down here in Toronto, its the ideal time to curl up with a good book. We rounded up our favourite books filled with stories about strong women and men that are sure to leave you inspired!
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead:
A New York Times bestseller, this novel shares the story of a young slave’s adventures as she makes her way toward freedom.
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher:
Adapted from her one-woman stage show, Carrie Fisher tells the story of her incredible life using her famous wit, self-deprecation and humour.
Southern Solstice by Sarah Sadler:
When twenty-four-year-old Larken Devereaux is left brokenhearted by her fiancé on the West Coast, she reluctantly returns to her charmed roots in Charleston, South Carolina to rebuild her life and gain self-determination.
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis:
Set in the 1950s, this novel follows a glamorous story of women living in New York City and a dark secret buried deep within the past.
Chasing Slow - Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path Hardcover, by Erin Loechner:
HGTV star Erin Loechner, shares her journey of stepping away from fame and overworking herself, to focus on a new slower lifestyle.
High Dive by Jonathan Lee:
In September 1984, a bomb was planted at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England, set to explode in twenty-four days when the British prime minister and her entire cabinet would be staying there. High Dive examines the assassination attempt using a group of fascinating characters.
Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari:
An international bestseller, Sapiens explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”
Let My People Go Surfing - The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard:
Yvon Chouinard, a climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, shares the persistence and courage that has gone into building one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies around.
Lincoln's Melancholy - How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness by Joshua Wolf Shenk:
Drawing on seven years of his own research, the author reveals how the president was able to turn a lifetime of depressive episodes and personal tragedies into coping strategies to achieve success.
Lion by Saroo Brierley:
Whether you’ve seen the movie or not, this story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again, will have you in tears.
Have any great book recommendations? We'd love to hear them in the comments below!
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