BMO Nesbitt Burns
27 Cedar Street
Louise’s Little Library
Follow what I’m reading and what my little library has available. For me, an avid book reader, nothing is better in my free time than curling up during any season or global pandemic with a book and a pot of tea! If you see something you would like to borrow please contact me and I will deliver it to you (within reasonable driving distance) whilst following social distancing procedures. Books will be properly sanitized before and after being returned. You may keep it as long as you want. There is no cost for this service, I just want to spread some happiness one book at a time.
Louise's Little Library
I love visiting in person or virtually bookstores and libraries. This is how I build my collection at home, not much makes me happier than a large to be read pile (TBR)! One of my bucket list items is to visit famous bookstores and libraries all over the world. If you have any to tell me about I would be thrilled....
Seeing as I'm not doing much travelling at present, I can't recommend Bay Used Book Store in Sudbury enough, they have knowledgeable staff who are only too happy to find you the perfect read. The other used book store gem I've found recently is Pick Wick books in Waterdown (near Hamilton) either pop in if your around the GTA or contact Cheryl if you are looking for something specific. If you can't visit they can mail you mystery boxes of 2, 4 or 6 books of the genre of your choice or mix it up. Have any to share....send me an email!
Find them here:
Although October is my favourite time to read as I'm a big fan of horror, mystery and thrillers or just plain strange, the Winter time is great for hunkering down with a good book. That means it's best to always have a solid TBR list/pile going. Here's a few on my reading list:
The Court of Thorns & Roses Series - Sarah J Maas - Occasionally I like to read something different and these 5 book fantasy series of light reading has been a god send in a busy season during another Covid spike. The characters are easy to like and follow and there's a lot of plot twists.
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - oh what a true classic this is, Claire wanted a break Harry Potter so she found her brothers copy of Wind in the Willows and we've been reading 1/2 a chapter most nights. She loves learning new words and there are plenty to be found.
The Woods Are Always Watching - Stephanie Perkins. - You can immediately feel the spookiness growing as the friends begin their camping trip into the woods especially living in Northern Ontario. I haven't read her other book There's some one in your house, but it's on my Netflix list to watch soon as they've made it into a movie - time to grab the popcorn.
Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone - Jk Rowling - Well
- The new Liane Moriarty - Apples Never Fall,
- The Library of the Dead - TL Huchu,
- The light house witches by CJ Cookenie Perkins
- The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Will - Will Smith
what can I say - a modern classic and Claire is finally old enough to have me read a chapter whilst she follows along each night. To think I started this many years ago with her older brother. I can feel a movie session coming on. If you haven't guessed by now, our family are huge fans. If you have the streaming service Crave, all the Potter movies are on it!
The Midnight Library - Matt Haig - An intriguing
concept of near death experience and being able to visit different variations of what could have been had you picked another choice. This did border on strange but I thoroughly enjoyed it and encourage reading outside of our comfort zones.
The Death of Westaway - Ruth Ware
- in my opinion I'm never disappointed when I settle down with a Ruth Ware novel, plenty of intrigue and a good story line and this one certainly has it. You very much feel for the main character as she finds a family she never knew she had. Exciting news she has a new book coming out in 2022....
I Found You - Lisa Jewell -
Having recently picked up some of her books as she was recommended by a friend, I started with this one - a man with memory loss sitting in the rain on a beach. Oh boy I did not expect the constant twists and turns of this novel - 5 stars and I look forward to reading more from her. There just aren't enough hours in the day!
Nine Perfect Strangers - Liane Moriarty - Depsite the slow start to this book where i thought yawn I should put it down, it grew on me quite quickly and this quirky thriller set at a luxury health resort kept me turning the pages again and again. If you want an equally quirky series to watch, head over to Prime Video where this has been adapted to TV with Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy - definitely worth binging.
One by One - Ruth Ware - she really is one of my favourite authors and this story was no exception, despite reading a story about getting stuck in snow in the winter - haha. Set in the Alps, I can just imagine the scencery but one by one the vacationers get picked off. Definite page turner and one that you stay up really late to finish!
The Guest List - Lucy Foley ( now available) -
my aunt gave this to me and I'm finally done! It's about a celebrity wedding on a tiny island near Ireland…great twist at the end despite a slow start! Usually what she likes so do I, we are close and whilst we don’t swap clothes or shoes, we do swap books and recipes! So look out for my new page What's Cooking.....
The End of Her
– Shari Lapena -(OUT ON LOAN)
one of my favourite authors, took me a while to get into this one but the plot twist at the end is worth the read, all about love gone dark. I encourage you to check out the other books which i immediately loved: The Couple Next Door, A stranger in the house (both of those are in stock at my library) but Someone we know and Unwanted Guest are worth finding too for a good read (lent them to friends and don't have back!).
When No One Is Watching - Alyssa Cole
- page turner for me, seemingly innocent neighbourhood regeneration or is it? You really get invested in the characters and feel there pain and frustration. This has been on chapters top #30 book list last spring.
The Child Finder – Rene Denfeld
- I didn’t think I would be able read this as having a young child myself and I've put it off many times but it’s one of those books you stay up way too late to read. It's set in the mountains in winter and the last hope for a missing child is the child finder.
– Michael Redhill
– I loved this book, it kept me captive until the very end, many twists and turns, starting with a woman who thinks she has a doppelganger and owns a book store - set in Toronto. Oooh maybe that's my retirement plan to own a book store......don't worry I have many years left to plan this.
- Jeanine Cummins
(Oprah’s Book Club) - Not my typical read, but I was thoroughly gripped by this one. Set in Mexico, a mother trying to make a better life with her son. Not for the faint of heart (no longer available)
How about something spooky like the Library of the Dead - TL Huchu or The light house witches - CJ Cooke
- how about you help me decide? Vote now!
- The boy in the stripped pajamas
- City of Fallen Angels
- City of lost souls
- City of heavenly fire
- Lord of shadows
- The water theatre
- The Chymical Wedding
- The Hunger Hames
- Mocking jay
- Catching Hire
- The maze runner
- The scorch trials
- The kill Order
- The eye of minds
- sharp objects
- dark places
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The Trepresser
- the Secret Place
- The Likeness
- Love in a time of cholera
- Left Neglected
- Love Anthony
- A discovery of witches
- The book of life
- Shadow of the night
- Times convert
Shari Lapena - ALL OUT ON LOAN
- The girls in the garden
- The house we grew up in
- Before I met you
- The third wife
- I found you
C S Lewis
- A stranger in the house
- The couple next door
- The End of her
- The chronicles of narnia (all books in one large book)
Sue Monk Kidd
- Wicked (the book of the theatre production)
- Out of Oz
- Confessions of An Ugly Step Sister
- A Lion Among Men
- Son of a witch
- Nine Perfect Strangers OUT ON LOAN
- The husbands secret
- Truly Madly Guilty
- Big Little lies
- What Alice forgot
- Apples never fall (brand new)
- The Distant Hours
- The House at Riverton
- The clockmakers daughter
- Private Vegas
- Woman of God
- Glass Houses
- A Great Reckoning
- Bury your dead
- The Beautiful Mystery
- Still Life
- The brutal telling
- The cruellest month
- His Dark Materials set: the golden compass, the subtle knife and the amber spyglass
- The book of dust
- Harry Potter & the Cursed Child
- Harry Potter & Philosphers Stone (Claires Pick)
- Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Pottter & The Prizoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire
- Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince
- Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallow
- Book 1 – The Bad Beginning
- Book 2 – The Reptile Room
- Book 3 – The Wide Window
- Book 4 – The Miserable Mill
- Book 5 – The Austere Academy
- Book 6 – The Ersatz Elevator
- Book 7 – The Vile Village
- Book 8 – The Hostile Hospital
- Book 9 – The Carnivorous Carnival
- Book 10 - The Slippery Slope
- Book 11 – The Grim Grotto
- Book 12 – The Penultimate Peril
- Book 13 – The End
- The Silver Star
- Half Broke Horses
The Red Queen, The Folk of the Air series are pending reading and will be added as available in the next month.
Suggestions for me? Send them my way, always on the lookout for another good read.