While Calgarians are hopefully not reading while operating a motor vehicle it is surprising to see all the places we do read.
There is a pedestrian often spotted reading her book as she walks across the Centre Street Bridge – serious multitasking!
Here are some suggestions for books and the places to read them:
Emily Pollifax, a suburban New Jersey grandmother and part-time CIA agent,
is sent to Sicily to investigate an ancient document, leading her into a
deadly confrontation with international arms dealers.
Or a warm tale of friendship like Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
Inseparable best friends Kate and Tully, two young women who, despite their
very different lives, have vowed to be there for each other forever, have been true to
their promise for thirty years, until events and choices in their lives tear them apart.
Try some frothy fun with Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Nothing comes between Becky Brandon and her bargains. Neither act of God nor budget crunch
can shatter her dreams of wall-to-wall Prada. Every milestone in her well-shopped life (travel, long-lost sister,
marriage, pregnancy) inspires new vistas to explore in the name of retail therapy. But now Becky faces her
greatest little challenge yet: her two-year-old daughter, Minnie.
Or perhaps you could try something light and bubbly and romantic with Hard to Handle by Lori Foster
When his uncle secretly hires a life coach to get him back into the ring, Supreme Battle Challenge
fighter Harley Handleman, recovering from the death of his mother and his failure to win the title belt,
is knocked out by Anastasia Bradley, who teaches him how to live again.
On the Bus:
Let your fellow passengers know you’re deep and intellectual by reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Blends elements of psychoanalysis and Asian religions to probe an Indian aristocrat's efforts to
renounce sensual and material pleasures and discover ultimate spiritual truths.
Or if you’re looking for something you can finish during your daily commute, why not try a book of short stories such as Bullfighting by Roddy Doyle?
A collection of stories set in modern Ireland explores a theme of loss, from a man who remembers
his early family life while taking daily prescribed walks to a father who considers the impact of his children's pets.
*Annotations courtesy of NoveList, a database that recommends fiction and non-fiction books by author, plot, setting and topic and includes book reviews.
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