If you’re fighting fall and feel like summer has gone by far too quickly, maybe you can slow down time with a little escape from reality.
If you feel like jumping under the covers this time of year, Mary Taggart can suggest what to choose between the covers of a good book.
The editor-in-chief of Ottawa at Home magazine has just launched the fall issue, and books are a prominent feature.
“As someone who has always used books as a decorative tool and has a huge stack to read,” explains Taggart, “the fall cover of the magazine speaks to me, with books dominating a room.”
“My fall reading list strikes the perfect balance of thought-provoking topics about women and families, the choices we make and the lives we choose to lead.”
Mary’s must reads
“The Witches of Moonshyne Manor” by Bianca Marais
“A mob of aging witches fighting to save their homes while their powers have lost the luster of youth, in a story that explores aging, raising a family and friendship. What’s not to love?”
“Thanks for Listening” by Julia Whelan
“Written by one of the most respected audio book narrators, this romance novel tells the story of a narrator who comes from behind the microphone to give love a chance.”
Gutter Child by Jael Richardson
“This Canadian author has created a story set in an imaginary world where the protagonist is forced to resist a system that is trying to shape the future for her.”
“The Wise Women” by Gina Sorel
“An advice columnist whose daughters need more than a few words of encouragement to change their lives has problems of her own.”
The Catch by Alison Fairbrother
“It’s a journey of self-discovery for a young woman who is surprised after her father’s death reveals that there might be someone even more important to her father than she is.”
Any Other Family by Eleanor Brown
“Three families have come together because they adopted biological siblings and vowed to share their children in each other’s lives.”
“Chemistry Lessons” by Bonnie Garmus
“A single mother in the 1960s stars in a cooking show that teaches cooking classes while encouraging women to change the status quo.”
“Not Your Basic Love Story” by Lindsay Maple
“A romantic comedy about acceptance and compromise; a city girl living on chicken nuggets and cheap wine falls in love with a vegetarian, non-drinking Sikh man who lives in the suburbs with his wild, multi-generational family. But can they do it?”