Summer to-read list 

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It’s the first day of summer and everyone just seems happier, don’t they? All the pics in my Instagram feed are of smiling people outside by the pool, the lake, or the BBQ. It’s hard to not feel joyful right now, knowing that we have a few months of sunshine ahead. For those of you in colder climates, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s early in the season but I’ve already spent a lot of time outside this year. One of my goals for the summer is to explore my own city a bit more. Toronto in the summer is pretty incredible, and I basically wait all year for the chance to walk around the neighbourhoods that are a bit farther from my place, since I’m sure as hell not walking in the middle of the winter. The above photo is from graffiti alley, one of the most Instagrammed spots in the city. I also want to visit Kensington Market more, and basically anywhere that I can get some vegan soft-serve ice cream.

One of my favourite summertime activities is getting up early on a Sunday morning and walking to a coffee shop to stake my claim to a shaded spot on the patio. And I just stay there with a coffee until I’m done my book or I feel overly caffeinated, whichever comes first. Such a simple thing, but I so look forward to it. Here are some of the books I’ll be reading over the next few months.

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

I’d Die For You: And Other Lost Stories
by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Anne Margaret Daniel (Editor)

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir
by Mark Lukach

The Secret Lives of Colour
by Kassia St Clair

To Pixar and Beyond
by Lawrence Levy

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy
by Nicholas Reynolds

Barking Up the Wrong Tree
by Eric Barker

The Witching Hour 
by Anne Rice

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