Carly loves….books!

Being a full time student and working full time, one of my favorite hobbies gets seriously neglected: reading.

I LOVE to read, and I typically read a lot. However, the guilt that accompanies reading for pleasure when I can list off a million other things I should be doing is outstanding. Therefore, my reading has recently been very neglected.

That doesn’t mean I’m going to refrain from sharing some of my favorite books with you ๐Ÿ™‚ย The following are some books you should probably read, soon!

ANYTHING by Jodi Picoult

Nineteen Minutes

No, Anything is not the title. I mean any of her books are winners as far as I’m concerned. She is a phenomenal writer and her books are all engaging and thought provoking. Sometimes, they bring tears. A few of my favorites she has written include Nineteen minutes, My sisters keeper, Keeping Faith, and Perfect Match. Check any of them out ASAP!

Unbearable Lightness by Portia DeRossi

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

As someone who has lived with an Eating Disorder, I am fascinated with books that focus on the topic. I will read any book that touches upon the topic regardless of if I think it will be a trigger. This book was beautifully written, but may be a trigger to many who have lived with Eating Disorders. It may be an interesting read for someone trying to learn more about ED’s as well. I forced myself to read this one slowly, I didn’t want it to end.

Knocked Up by Rebecca Eckler

Knocked Up: Confessions of a Hip Mother-to-be

This was hands down one of the funniest books I have read. I caught myself LOLing at times. The book focuses on a woman who becomes pregnant when pregnancy is the last thing on her agenda. The author received much flack for some of the opinions and choices made in the book. I read the book as fiction and really enjoyed it. One could definitely dissect it and judge her, but one could do that with anything in life.

What is your favorite book? Any recommendations?

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About carlydeal

My name is Carly and I live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada! I work for a non-profit organization and spend my free time upgrading my education, snuggling with my LIB and kitty, working out, cooking, and reading.
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9 Responses to Carly loves….books!

  1. Laura says:

    I’ve read a lot of Jodi Picoult books and “Nineteen Minutes” is my favorite times a million. Best ever. I also LOVED “Unbearable Lightness”. I’ve never heard of “Knocked Up” but since our taste is eerily similar I think I’m going to have to head on over to Chapters!

    I think the drive to Vernon is GORGEOUS but it makes me so nervous! My BFF since 8th grade had a horrific car accident in Lake Country and my little brother was first responder at an accident just outside of Vernon where 3 people died. Everytime I see those crosses on the side of the highway I get chills… do you have to travel for work very often?

    • carlydeal says:

      Oh man, you’ll LOL at Knocked up, especially if you don’t want kids yet.

      Yikes! I’ve never heard of bad crashes out there. I live in Lake Country so it isn’t a huge trek for me though. I go there at least once for work and Penticton usually once a month. I don’t mind commuting when drives are so gorgeous!

  2. I’ve read My Sister’s Keeper! I loved it, cried like a baby. I hated how they changed the story in the film, though. I’ve not read Portia DeRossi’s book, but I really want to, it looks fascinating.

    Books I’d recommend? Hmm. The last three books I read outside of university-work are ‘Girl, Interrupted’ by Susanna Kaysen, which is a fascinating look of life inside an asylum, ‘Crime and Punishment’ by Dostoyevsky which is good, but a true russian classic in that it takes an age to read, and ‘Wetlands’ by Charlotte Roche, which is supposed to be the portrayal of a truly uninhibited woman, but reads almost like pornography in places. I’d recommend the first two, maybe not the third one, which (in my opinion) is almost written purely for ‘shock value’, as if she tried to be as outrageous as possible to provoke a reaction.

  3. I love books and love reading so much…lately my mind is all distracted though, so I’m unable to focus on the words..not good.
    I read “Perfect Match” by Jodi Picoult and liked that one too. And Unbearable Lightness was good. I Loved loved The Hunger Games series…excellent. And I like Sophie Kinsella and Jennifer Weiner….I could go on forever ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love books although I usually start a book and then start another one I just want to read them all at once, never good!

  5. Kath (My Funny Little Life) says:

    I want to read Unbearable Lightness! It’s on my list!

    I’m also studying, and although I love reading, it somehow feels too similar to what I do for studying. Nevertheless, I feel a need for stories and reading about things I’m interested in besides my studies. Ah, I just wish I had more time for all the things I want to do! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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