Decoda’s Summer Reading 2018 – Jacquie Taylor
Date posted: July 18, 2018
The combination of a good book to enjoy along with a lovely outdoor spot to read makes summer reading special for me! My favourite spot at home is on our shady back deck and this year I have a new hammock to try out at the campsites that we will visit during the summer. I love to browse and collect books so I always have more books on my shelf waiting to be read, than time to read them! I hope that this problem will be solved once I fully turn the leadership of Decoda over to Margaret Sutherland in September.
For this summer’s reading list I have chosen two by Fredrik Backman…Beartown and A Man Called Ove. I was introduced to Fredrik Backman a while back when I read and loved My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises. I have started Beartown, the story of a small town, hockey, and the hope that a winning team of teenage boys will revive the dying community. I have heard that this book is a departure from Backman’s usual style and I look forward to discovering the difference. So far, the characters are beginning to emerge and the tension is building…I am hooked!
Another favourite author of mine is Louise Penny. This summer I have Glass Houses on my reading list. I always enjoy looking in on the characters in Three Pines and puzzling through the plot along with Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.
The Hero’s Walk by Anita Rau Badami has been on my shelf for some time, given to me by a friend who enjoyed it. This will be the first book I have read by this author who immigrated to Canada in 1991 from India and lives in Vancouver.
Time for me to get back to Beartown and my deck! Happy reading everyone!