Santa’s Reading List: Fiction Edition


Oh boy guys! It’s time for my annual round-up of Holiday Reads. For the unfamiliar, I am an ardent supporter of the book industry. I think books make a fabulous gift for a number of reasons – they can be easily tailored to your giftee’s tastes and interests, they’ll give them some brain juice to chatter about, and they’re also infinitely lend-worthy (save for eBooks) after your loved one is done with them. As always, I’ve picked out a range of some of the buzziest and slightly off the beaten path fiction titles for your consideration, with some handy reviews to give you my insider’s take on what’s really worth reading up on. Please note that for the purposes of this post, all books have been listed with their suggested list price.

The Husband's Secret
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty – $27.95

As the shattered rose on the cover depicts, this is a surprisingly explosive novel. Imagine this: you’ve found a box in your attic hiding an envelope that reads To be opened only in the event of my death. Oh, and it’s written in your husband’s handwriting. Do you open it? For the purposes of an interesting book, of course you do (after 150 pages, of course – and yet the secret still drop kicks you in the stomach once it’s spilled). While the titular secret is one of the core components of the plot, the story takes us outside of that particular household and interweaves housewife Cecelia’s story with two other Australian women: Tess and Rachel, both of whom are grappling with demons recent and more distant of their own. Although this story technically falls under the ‘chick lit’ brand, it’s no slouch; sharp writing and interesting characters make for a spellbinding read.

And The Mountains Echoed
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini – $30
There are few writers these days that write as beautifully and effortlessly as Khaled Hosseini. In his third and perhaps most ambitious novel, Hosseini weaves together 9 different stories that take place everywhere from California to Paris to Kabul to Greece, yet all have common threads that link back to a young brother and sister – Abdullah and Pari – featured in the opening ‘chapter’. The chapters really each function as independent novellas that call back to one another, and although much of the book is spent outside of the immediate presence of the siblings at the heart of the story, the ending which resolves the fate of these two characters is no less devastating. A gorgeously written novel that draws you in with each story, this is a great choice for anyone that’s enjoyed Hosseini’s past work.

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Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson – $17.99
This book is sort of a great follow-up for anyone going through Gone Girl withdrawl (um, and that would be millions). It’s told in alternating perspectives between Lucy and Matt, a couple that meets on a blind date and quickly build a relationship on a pile of lies (some little, some big), with a side of Lucy’s ex Griffin, who she can’t quite seem to ‘quit’. Although the core twosome definitely qualifies as an ‘odd couple’, seeing their tale from both perspectives helps the reader gain empathy for the (on the surface) insufferably selfish Lucy and the pandering, loggerheaded Matt. One of my favourite aspects of this book is it really gets into your head. It’s not just about breezing through the very fast-paced and high energy plot, it’s about pausing for a moment to ponder: what would I do if I were in this same situation? Be prepared to have your moral compass challenged as you take this one for a spin.

The Signature of All Things
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert – $31
Before she was famed for eating, praying and loving her way across the planet, Elizabeth Gilbert was a novelist. After two successful memoirs, she has returned to her fictional roots with this surprising, sprawling tale that takes place in the 1800s, centering on Alma Whittaker, daughter of a pharmaceutical titan in the early days of America’s prosperity. After being encouraged at a young age to explore the natural world, Alma elects to become a botanist and charts her own unexpected course in a time period that’s very much not quite ready to welcome her independent way of thinking and living. Although a Victorian-era book about a botanist may sound a little dull, it’s actually quite engrossing. Apart from the complex web of relationships Alma grapples with, the story also touches on everything from pirates to Darwin to slavery, with settings as diverse as Amsterdam, London and Tahiti. What’s interesting is Gilbert manages to both carve out a niche for herself to both be seen as a novelist while still superserving her memoir-loving audience: fans of Eat, Pray, Love will note some similar threads and explorations of spirituality in particular.

Bridge Jones Mad About The Boy
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding – $30
Everyone’s favourite British singleton is back, older but not too much wiser. But wait…when we last left Bridget, wasn’t she all kinds of happy with Mark Darcy? Well…if you haven’t already read about the big bombshell this third installment in the B. Jones trilogy brings, stop reading now. Long story short, this book tackles what happens when you’re suddenly single (okay, widowed) as you’re approaching your twilight years. The answer? Get on with it (and under a nice young stud). The book is an interesting take on a series that hasn’t had a new entry in over a decade. Suddenly Bridget’s diary is compromised by all of the other (unfortunately far more public) avenues to share information – Twitter, texting and emails all factor heavily into this meandering story of how a fifty-something everygirl got her groove back (with quite a few humorous bumps along the way). While initially not quite as sweet as the original tales, the book does ramp things up to a heartwarming conclusion. In a nutshell – if you like Helen Fielding’s unique, shallowly pondering Bridget, you’ll love this dip back into the well. 

The Goldfinch Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – $33
It’s not often that a hotly anticipated book comes in the form of a nearly 800-page brick, but thus is the power of author Donna Tartt. The title of the book refers to an actual piece of artwork lifted from a New York museum by a young teenager after a fictitious explosion (which his mother, sadly, doesn’t survive). It is the crux of the novel without really contributing much to the core story, as we follow the art thief known as Theo through several households over the course of almost two decades. While there’s certainly plenty of plot to draw you in, this is really a book for writers. What I mean by that is, as a tome that took seven years to construct, you can tell tons of careful thought has been applied to every word and every paragraph – without ever feeling overworked. The result is a rather sweeping novel, perhaps a touch on the long side, but still engaging nonetheless and particularly good for gifting to the uber-bookworm in your life.

The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Circle by Dave Eggers – $34
This book was a really unique reading experience. Unlike a standard novel, it basically just absorbs you into the life of Mae, a twenty-something woman that receives a job at a Google-esque mega corporation called The Circle based on the goodwill of her friend, a higher-up named Annie. As Mae learns about the ins and outs of The Circle and does her best to adhere to their policies of open channels of communication (and really, surveillance), we get glimpses into how the outside world perceives The Circle’s seemingly innocuous yet increasing level of control. Although there is a general plot – Mae has a mysterious contact at The Circle that may or may not being trying to undo the company’s goal of ‘Closing The Circle’ – in actuality the book is a startling 21st century commentary on what happens when we willingly become Big Brother. Honestly, it’s a fantastic companion piece to anyone that’s read Orwell’s classic, we move toward an increasingly connected world.

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg – $35
Strange that I’ve never featured a graphic novel before – at least not in these particular round-ups – but here we are. This unique, slightly offbeat take on classic mythology (ranging from Homer’s The Odyssey to Cain and Abel) follows a storyteller from the very tippy top of our planet all the way down to the bitterly cold south pole. That being said, it’s not an entire retread of familiar ground; the interweaving of the stories through the eyes of our (somewhat neutral) protagonist coupled with an omniscient, malevolent god (named the Birdman) make this book feel entirely fresh and new. Of course, the graphics have to be touched on too – reminiscent of elaborate scrawls in your favourite notebook, they give the book a homespun kind of folk-goth charm. It’s hard to explain, but it stands out. Also cool? While you’ll certainly enjoy devouring this book yourself, it can be shared with the younger set for some intriguing nighttime reading.

Burial RItes Hannah Kent
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – $29.99
This is one of those books I keep on hearing about and seeing, which is funny because on paper, it doesn’t sound like the buzziest book to fly off the shelves. It tells the tale of an Icelandic farmhand named Agnes who has been charged with the crime of murdering two men, and has been sentenced to death by beheading. Sound grim? Well, there’s no escaping a certain sad chilliness that permeates every page, but there’s still plenty to be gained by this rewarding read. Extensively researched and based on a real-life counterpart, this is a great pick for historical fiction buffs, but also for those that are just looking for a good, suspenseful read. Rarely does a book so wholly transport the reader through time and space to another era altogether, and that my friends, is where the real buzz for this fab read begins.

The Paris Architect
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure – $29.99
Just when you (maybe) thought there were no books left to be written about the World War II era, in waltzes this intriguing take on one of the most devastating (and let’s face it, story-laden) times in our planet’s history. Lucien Bernard is a talented architect begrudgingly living in Nazi-occupied Paris. A particularly unique aspect of this book is it gives you a glimpse into what life was like during that time (when typically the focus is on Germany itself, or other countries like the UK). In short? It’s almost Big Brother-ish, with everyone wrestling between working with the Nazis for much-needed money and supplies, staying out of the conflict, or quietly showing support for the Jewish population. Lucien considers playing both sides, as he’s offered money to both construct the ultimate in hiding spaces for Jews and a commission by the Germans. As you can imagine, even the most innocuous of deals during this tumultuous time will breed high-intensity results. This debut novel delivers with both emotion and plot, for one of the most memorable, soul-stirring novels you’ll read this year.

Santa's Reading List Fiction Prize PackageObviously this isn’t a definitive list of every amazing book that was released this year, but it’s a good start for when you’re overwhelmed with options. Pick up a few titles for a book-loving friend, a stocking stuffer, or for a book club exchange and you’ll be totally set. And with that, I’m pleased to tell you that some of you are about to have some reading materials to keep you busy this winter: I’ve got two prize packages filled with seven fantastic fiction finds each, including all of the titles featured in the above image. Want to win it? Here’s how to enter:

1) Tell me in the comments below by January 3rd, 2014: Which of these 10 fiction titles would you be most interested in reading and why?

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around January 4th, 2014 to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entries: A bevy of publishers have teamed up with me to pull together this fab prize pack. Want to stay on top of their new releases? Then definitely sign up for their social media, and while you’re at it, earn bonus entries into this giveaway!

Raincoast Books – Is the publisher of Lies You Wanted to Hear and The Paris Architect. Like them on Facebook, leave a comment on their wall about which of their titles you’re most excited about (feel free to view their website to learn more), and link back to your comment below (it can be done, giv’r a Google).

Penguin Books Canada – Is the publisher of The Husband’s Secret, And The Mountains Echoed, and The Signature of All Things. Like them on Facebook, leave a comment on their wall about which of their titles you’re most excited about (feel free to view their website to learn more), and link back to your comment below.

Random House of Canada – Is the publisher of Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy, The Circle, and The Encyclopedia of Early Earth. Like them on Facebook, leave a comment on their wall about which of their titles you’re most excited about (feel free to view their website to learn more), and link back to your comment below.

Hachette Book Group – Is the publisher of The Goldfinch and Burial Rites. Like them on Facebook, leave a comment on their wall about which of their titles you’re most excited about (feel free to view their website to learn more), and link back to your comment below.

5) Bonus Entries Part Deux: Add as many of these titles as you’re genuinely interested in reading to GoodReads. Leave a link back to your GoodReads to-read list and earn one extra entry per addition.

Comments
137 Responses to “Santa’s Reading List: Fiction Edition”
  1. Jenn says:

    Excited for this contest. The husband list is on my to read list. yeah

  2. Leah says:

    I’d like to read “the circle” since I’ve heard Dave Eggers is a great author

  3. Kimberley says:

    I would love to read “And the Mountains Echoed”. I love this author. “The Kite Runner” is one of my favourite reads – ever. What a great list of books.

  4. I’d read “Burial Rites” first. I haven’t read this author, and I like stories that have the potential to upset me. Weird, I know…

  5. Lies you Wanted to Hear. Why? I love a book that really gets into your head and this one sounds like a fun read during our cold winter months. 🙂

  6. Elizabeth Gilberts new read has been on my list since it came out as I loved Eat, Pray, Love and heard that this is her best fiction yet. The Husband’s Secret also intrigues me.
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/8299656-lyndsey?order=d&shelf=to-read&sort=date_added&utf8=✓

  7. Ashley says:

    I really want to read Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book because I can’t get enough of her! I secretly wish there were a million sequels to EPL!

  8. Taps says:

    i want to read Elizabeth Gilbert’s cause everybody seems to be raving about it

  9. beach650 says:

    Eggers’ What is the What was amazing, so I’m curious about The Cirlce

  10. Eri W says:

    I really want to read The Paris Architect. I love WWII literature.

  11. Juliee Fitze says:

    The Signature of All Things , I really liked her other book

  12. kittypride says:

    The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert looks like an excellent read 😀

  13. Tracey Peake says:

    I would love to read The Husband’s Secret

  14. Kathryn Galan says:

    “The Goldfinch” and “And the Mountains Echoed” are two I want to read.

  15. Jennifer Cairns says:

    I’m interested in reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things.I enjoyed her Eat, Pray, Love, but I love historical fiction and I’ve heard good things about the book.

  16. Annette Chai says:

    So hard to choose one, but I will pick Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed first. I enjoyed The Kite Runner, and I know I will fall in love with this novel too.

  17. Jocelyn H says:

    I’d like to read The Encyclopedia of Early Earth. I’ve heard so many good things about it lately. I usually read a lot of serious novels, so it’s nice to add a graphic novel every now and then!

  18. Poria says:

    All of these books look fantastic. I particularly want to read The Paris Architect as it looks very interesting and important. 🙂

  19. Heather R. says:

    Would love to read THE PARIS ARCHITECT. Sounds fascinating.

  20. linnett says:

    What can I say Bridget Jones, loved the book and movie and really want Mad About the Boy, thanks for another great contest.

  21. Lori P says:

    I’ve got all of Helen Fielding’s other Bridget Jones’s books so “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy” is at the top of my list. I’ve also read very good things about “The Husband’s Secret” and “And the Mountains Echoed”, so these are also right up there as well.

  22. mousecat says:

    I think I’d be most interested in reading The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. Reading your description makes it sounds so interesting. What is the secret? And why would the husband leave a note that is to be “opened in the event of my death”? What does this have to do with the other two women?
    I’m putting it on my list of books to read!

  23. Jocelyne T says:

    I really want to read The Paris Architect. Very interested to see Lucien play for both sides of the war.
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/13490499-jocelyne-t?page=1&shelf=to-read

  24. Julie G. says:

    I’m most interested in reading Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy because I’ve enjoyed the movies.

  25. Jennifer R says:

    The Paris Architect because I am always drawn to historical fiction set in the World War 2 era for some reason.

  26. Kathy K says:

    I would love to read Bridget Jones: Mad about the boy because I have to know the details of Mark and life without Mark. Everybody loves Bridget

  27. ikkinlala says:

    I’d love to read The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, because I’ve been meaning to revisit some of the mythology I read as a kid.

  28. Wanda Brine says:

    I would truly enjoy The Goldfinch. I love the challenge of delving into thick books. This had been a widely talked about novel with great reviews

  29. Ryan says:

    My choice would definitely be Lies You Wanted to Hear. It seems like a fascistic book showing how people are slaves to their situations and when enough light is shed onto who they actually are, we can relate and empathize with anyone.
    More importantly I love books that make you seriously look at yourself and your own morals.

  30. Lynn says:

    I’d like to read The Paris Architect, as I enjoy reading about this complex time period.

  31. Lindsey says:

    And the Mountains Echoed – I’ve heard good things.

  32. Susanne B. says:

    The Husband’s Secret because it sounds like a book that I would enjoy

  33. debbie f says:

    I would like to read the Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. I like reading historical novels.

  34. Patricia says:

    So hard to choose but I really like Khaled Hosseini ‘s writing so I pick And the Mountains Echoed

  35. Holly says:

    I would read “Lies You Wanted to Hear”. I loved Gone Girl, right up until the end…

  36. Marlene J says:

    And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini – $30
    9 different stories that take place everywhere from California to Paris to Kabul to Greece
    In a few hours I will be travelling the world with this book

  37. Victoria Ess says:

    And the Mountains Echoed because I love his other books!

  38. Emilia says:

    The Signature of all things. I enjoy period pieces the travelling interests me too

  39. Cairine says:

    I want to read The Husbands Secret because I love a good mystery.

  40. Susan says:

    I’d love to read them all (obviously!), but would start with The Husband’s Secret. I enjoyed What Alice Forgot, and believe I’d like this one too!

  41. jay n says:

    Hosseini And the Mountains Echoed – because it sounds to be a peaceful adventure.

  42. Joan G says:

    I would be most interested in The Husbands Secret – it sounds like an interesting book.

  43. Kim M says:

    I would like to read And the Mountains Echoed. I have read the author’s other two books and really enjoyed them.

  44. BiancaH says:

    The Husband’s Secret sounds like a good read.

  45. Bridget Jones as i have already read the others and seen the movies

  46. Lisa H says:

    the circle by Dave eggers, I like his writing and wit.

  47. GARRY S says:

    BURIAL RITES LIKE KENT

  48. Kristina Ziegler says:

    Lies you wanted to Hear, it sounds very interesting!

  49. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    Bridget Jones Mad about the Boy interests me–would be nice escapism, I think.

  50. Sara Dhooma says:

    I’d be most interested in reading “The Encyclopedia of Early Earth” because I love graphic novels. The story looks really neat!

  51. jm says:

    I ‘d like to rad Bridget Jones

  52. sean pynaert says:

    the circle looks like a good read

  53. Susan says:

    Bridget Jones Mad about the boy and the Paris Architect

  54. Michelle says:

    The Paris Architect because I enjoy the novels from WWII era in Europe.

  55. John Crawley says:

    I’d like to read The Circle because I enjoyed 1984 and this looks like an extenuation of the theme.

  56. Sue Leonhardt says:

    I would love to read The Husband’s Secret and Lies You Wanted To Hear. Both novels are highly praised. Thank you for posting.

  57. Pamalot says:

    I am most interested in reading GoldFinch because I like a good LONG read.
    pam w h

  58. Pamalot says:

    I like Raincoast Books on facebook
    pam w h and commented

  59. natalie sq says:

    I have just started reading And the Mountains Echoed. Khaled Husseni is such a powerful writer, I couldn’t put his other novels down and I am looking forward to this one.

  60. Paula Subity says:

    Looking forward to reading The Signature of all things, but any of them would be wonderful.

  61. Pam says:

    Can’t wait to read And The Mountains Echoed

  62. sandra furlotte says:

    I want to read Lies You Wanted to Hear because I enjoy stories told in two voices.

  63. Bonnie says:

    My Daughter adores books

  64. Dyann Brunet says:

    I would like to read The Encyclopedia of Early Earth. I get the sense that it is a back to the basics, entertainment type of read with a handcrafted spin with it’s graphics. Something I would enjoy reading and keeping as part of my collection.

  65. Maggie says:

    I am most interested in reading the new Bridget Jones. I liked the other books and am excited to see what’s being going on in her fictional life.

  66. sylvia shaw says:

    I would love to read Lies you want to hear as it sounds great

  67. SueSueper says:

    I think I most want to read The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. I would like to dive and/or dream into a bit of history.

  68. CLC says:

    I would love to read them all buy I think I’d be most interested with what is happening with Bridget Jones. I enjoyed the writing style of the other two and I’d like to see what she does with this next one.

  69. Michael says:

    The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg – sounds really unique and cool

  70. Jeannie says:

    First of all, thank you for such an awesome giveaway! Books are my favorite thing in the whole world! Ive read The Husband’s Secret and I have The Burial Rites to read next but I read Gone Girl and loved it so I think I would love to read Lies You Wanted to Hear. The problem is though that I would probably like to read most of the books that you wrote about!

  71. Jeannie says:

    I liked the Raincoast Books page and commented
    https://www.facebook.com/raincoastbooks.

  72. Jeannie says:

    I liked Penguin Books on FB and commented
    https://www.facebook.com/PenguinCanada.

  73. Jeannie says:

    I liked the Hachette Book Group FB and commented
    https://www.facebook.com/HachetteBookGroupCanada.

  74. ginafleury says:

    I love Helen Fieldings writing style and would love the Bridget Jones new book or any books as I always love to read.

  75. The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure – this sounds like a very interesting read – love to read about paris

  76. I literally devour books, have developed a real aversion to television and have my nose in a book constantly. I find my imagination soars with a good book.

  77. Nicole B says:

    I’m most curious about Burial Rites

  78. Janice Lewis says:

    The husbands secret sounds like it has some very interesting plot twists and captures the reader so I would definitely give that one a go

  79. Audrey Skinner says:

    I am interested in reading the Bridget Jones book as I totally enjoyed the previous novels and movies.

  80. KellyPC says:

    I’d love to read Burial Rites!

  81. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love to read The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. I like the premise and I’ve heard it was very good.

  82. cookie3 says:

    The Husband’s Secret sounds like an intriguing read. That’s why I’d start with that one on my to read list.

  83. Grace says:

    I’d like to read Burial Rites – I love historical fiction.

  84. julia g says:

    Although I would love to read many of your picks, my top choice is The Encyclopedia of Early Earth because it is one I have never heard of and it looks fascinating.

  85. Suzanne says:

    I’d start with Burial Rites.

  86. Tegan says:

    The encyclopedia of early earth looks really good 🙂

  87. Katrina g says:

    Brigette jones would be great for an upcoming beach vacation

  88. julia g says:

    I have created a new “To Read 2014” shelf on Good Reads and have included seven of your picks. I think that this has been an exceptional year for books.

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7642677-julia-grant?shelf=to-read-2014

  89. Toks W says:

    I’d love to read And The Mountain Echoed and my mom would love it too.

  90. Lynda Remington says:

    The Husband’s Secret looks good and it would be interesting to find out more in the book.

  91. THE ENCYCLYPEDIA OF EARLY EARTH sounds interesting

  92. Jessica Lord says:

    I would love to read “And the Mountains Echoed” as I have read his 2 previous books and loved his writing.

  93. Henry Nur says:

    Nice selection of titles!

  94. omgitschelsea says:

    I’d like to read Bridget Jones’ book because I loved the movie 🙂

  95. Julia H says:

    The Signature of All Things is what I’d most like to read. I guess it’s because I’ve read her other book (plus seen the movie) and enjoyed it very much.

  96. Pamalot says:

    pam w h

  97. Vicki says:

    Love Khaled Houseini!

  98. Vicki says:

    You make it too hard to choose. If I had to pick which one to read before the others it will be The Paris Architect

  99. Donnas says:

    I’ve enjoyed the previous books by Khaled Hosseini, and I can’t wait to read this one (And the Mountains Echoed).

  100. Pamalot says:

    I am a facebook fan of random house of Canada and commented

  101. debra says:

    Many sound good- I would start with The Paris Architect

  102. Pamalot says:

    I like Hachette book group on facebook
    pam w h and commented

  103. Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson has been on my ever growing list of books to read … the premise seems great, and yes .. I have Girl Gone withdrawal .. cannot wait for the movie to see how it plays out. ! I like books that mess with your mid, and they become real people to you for the duration of the book, and the emotions you feel for those characters when you are not reading it !

  104. 7 BONUS ENTRIES – These contests are always my favourite because I love reading anything and everything, and sometimes it alerts me to books I have not previously heard about !
    I have added them all to my bookshelf they are #269 (previously added), and then #323-331 !!

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7639087?page=17&shelf=to-read

  105. Karen says:

    I love to read!

  106. Pamalot says:

    I added the husband’s promise to my goodreads list
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/10835910?shelf=to-read

  107. Gar says:

    We in our household would want to read The Husband’s Secret, since it’s always interesting to find out what the truth changes everything.

  108. ginette4 says:

    I love reading and watching about world war II and The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure book sounds like something I would love to read

  109. ginette4 says:

    Like Penguin books and left post on their facebook page – Ginette Dube Anger

  110. ginette4 says:

    Like Random House of Canada and posted on their wall – Ginette Dube Anger

  111. darlene boyle says:

    AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED by K HOSSEINI loved the kite runner

  112. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    I would like to read The Husband’s Secret as now I need to know what the secret is.

  113. Genevieve Franklin says:

    Would love to read Bridget Jones Mad About The Boy! Loved her other books!

  114. Pamalot says:

    i added the signature of all things to my goodreads list

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/10835910?shelf=to-read
    pam w h

  115. Holly says:

    I want to try the gloves because it would be hilarious! No one would know what you were doing and they would think you’re crazy and talking to yourself! Hahah

  116. The encyclopedia of early earth because I am just really intrigued by your description, and have a thing for graphic novels anyways.
    andrea_hockeygirl at hotmail dot com

  117. Pamalot says:

    I added bruial rites to my goodreads list
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/10835910

  118. aimee says:

    i would like to read the latest bridget jones. I enjoyed the first 2

  119. Megan Young says:

    I really would love to read And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. I have loved all of his books so far and can’t wait to give this one a try.

  120. Kiki says:

    I would love to read “The Circle by Dave Eggers”
    My inner nerd has been obsessed with the tech industry, since reading “Microserfs” (almost two decades ago?!?) and “The Circle” sounds right up my alley!

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