One of the best parts about living in another country is discovering books about that country and by the country's authors. In China, I read a lot about the history of China and discovered several (Westernised) Chinese authors whose books I really enjoyed. It's been the same here in Canada, I'm discovering many Canadian (and American) authors whose books I'd never read before. Here is a little selection of what I've been reading lately ...
|This is a pretty well-known book in Canada. It's a beautifully written tale exploring what it is like growing up in a Mennonite family|
|Another book about the Mennonites, albeit a sillier tale of a woman in her 40s returning to her Mennonite background|
|Obviously not a Canadian book, but one that has been on my must-read list for a while. I loved it but after a while, the 'goodness' of the March girls got to me!|
|Recommended by a local librarian. I listened to this on an audio book during my long daily commute to the ranch. A delightful book.|
|Another recommendation. A beautifully written book that is written as a letter from a dying man to his young son.|
|I'm not great at reading non-fiction in my downtime, so this book is perfect for me - photographs and detailed captions about Alberta and its history.|
|I just finished this book this morning and I'm contemplating jumping on a plane to Nepal right now. It's a beautiful (true) story of the 'orphans' in Nepal.|
On my bedside table waiting to be read (or packed for Australia) are the following books ...
|I bought this book after seeing the movie (which I loved) and can't wait to read it.|
|I have to read this book as part of the Canadian Studies course I need to complete (more on that later this week)|
|A friend at home recommended this book and it's waiting on my Kindle for me to read on the long flight home|