BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge 2015



You know summer is just around the corner when the summer reading challenges start popping up.

BookSparks is hosting their 5th annual summer reading challenge and this will be my second time I have taken part. Have you done this summer reading challenge before?

The theme this year as you can see is travel, vintage style and its being hosted by Jane Green. It begun on May 4th so I am a little late in getting this up and it will wrap up Labour Day weekend.

I am trying not to think that far ahead because it seems like here in Canada especially Montreal that we really only have two seasons and that’s winter and summer. Up until about two weeks ago we were still wearing heavier jackets and then it was hot and we were into the summer stuff.

This summer BookSparks picked out 17 of the hottest books to read and I plan on reading 15 of them. The two that I don’t read I will be doing book spot lights on them. Be sure to come back every Friday starting May 22nd to see what I am reading this summer.

The first book on the agenda is:


Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Pub Date: March 31, 2015

Thirty years after her death, Alice Eve Cohen’s mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs a harrowing surgery, her eldest daughter decides to reunite with her birth mother, and Alice herself receives a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it’s entirely possible for the people we’ve lost to come back to us when we need them the most.

Although letting her mother back into her life is not an easy thing, Alice approaches it with humor, intelligence, and honesty. What she learns is that she must revisit her childhood and allow herself to be a daughter once more in order to take care of her own girls. Understanding and forgiving her mother’s parenting transgressions leads her to accept her own and to realize that she doesn’t have to be perfect to be a good mother.