Mike Uncorked: Spring into Reading!

Mike Uncorked: Spring into Reading!
By Mike Butler

This is one of my favourite times of the year. Yes, spring, but mostly the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Annual Book Sale is happening now, and it’s the ultimate go-to place for inexpensive reading material to get me through the spring and summer months. I love to read and this book sale is always a busy triumph for book lovers.Take a minute to pop down to the sale and gather some new reading material. Take a friend and introduce them to this wonderful event which raises tons of money for various local charities.

Here’s a few reading selections help you though the coming months:

Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.

Some of the best books that came out in paperback recently:

You’ll Grow Out Of It by Jessi Klein
Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
Before They Fall by Noah Hawley
A House Full of Daughters by Juliet Nicholson
The Followers by Rebecca Walt
The Grip of It by Jac Jemc
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
Pages For You by Sylvia Browning
The Trespasser by Tana French.

Other great reads to keep your eyes peeled for:

The Arm by Jeff Passan (great sports read!)
Shelter by Jung Yun
Alligator Candy by David Kushner
The Summer Before The War by Helen Simonson
Brass by Xhenet Aliu
White Houses by Amy Bloom
The Chateau by Paul Goldberg and
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo.

Exceptional reads of 2017:

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
Goodbye,Vitamin by Rachel Khong
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy.

We all know that nine times out of ten, movies based on novels never equal the power of the book. It’s very disappointing but sometimes they DO get it right. I suggest you check out the following books and their cinematic counterparts:

Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Darkest Hour by Anthony McCarten
Molly’s Game by Molly Bloom
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Love, Simon) by Becky Albertalli
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Take advantage of the CFUW’s Annual Book Sale happening Friday March 23, 8:30am-9:00pm and Saturday March 24, 8:30am-3:00pm at the Wolfville Lions Club Community Hall, 36 Elm Avenue. You can’t go wrong with thousands of books, free admission, and plenty of parking!

Also pop by The Odd Book, The Box of Delights Bookshop, and Rainbow’s End in Wolfville; Reader’s Haven in Windsor; or Blue Griffin Books in Middleton, for more used and new book selections! We are so blessed to have so many places to find great literature! A novel idea would be to support them all! Happy reading!