Books Julia can’t wait to read

I can’t believe the last time I wrote a post like this was in February!

You know what they say… time flies when you’re reading great books! And I have read some awesome novels since then, including three from my last list (although I still need to get to The End of Your Life Book Club).

Obviously I’ve since found even more books I am dying to read. I just can’t read fast enough to keep up with all the great new novels being published! Here are a few more that are next on my “to read” list.

And The Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini 

This is the third novel by one of my favourite authors of all time. A Thousand Splendid Suns moved me in a way few novels can, and The Kite Runner will forever be cherished by millions around the world. I adore his writing style, vivid descriptions and ability to transport me into another time and place. I have heard fabulous things about this novel and expect it to be no less awe-inspiring than his first two.

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)The Cuckoo's Calling Jk Rowling

I’m one of the few people who adored every second of The Casual Vacancy, so when I found out this novel was actually written by the author of the Harry Potter series, I was immediately interested. The buzz around this spy novel has been overwhelmingly positive. I’m totally in the food for a juicy, mysterious, crime-ridden fall read, so this is perfect.

Night by Elie WieselNight Elie Wiesel

I had never heard of this book until my Mama and I went on a cruise in the spring. We met some lovely newlyweds who raved about Night and then were sweet enough to buy me a copy as a gift. I’ve since talked to many about it and everyone praises it as a “must read” novel (although they admit it’s a bit depressing). I am really looking forward to finding out what all the fuss is about, and it’s apparently the first book in a trilogy. Thanks Diana and Jesse for the thoughtful gift!

The Defining Decade by Meg JayThe Defining Decade Meg Jay

After discovering Dr. Meg Jay’s incredible TEC talk, I immediately bought this book and instead of keeping it for myself, gave it to Cat as a birthday gift. You can read about her thoughts on it here. I recently got it from the library, so I’ll be reading it super soon. Basically it’s about not wasting your 20s, and how the decisions you make in your 20s are the most important – they affect who you will become and how happy you will be. We even talked about it on the Young PR Pros podcast, so have a listen if you’re interested.

What books are you dying to read? Comment below and let us know!


About Julia Kent

Julia is an outgoing and energetic writer and food blogger from Halifax. Five years ago, Julia started The Unputdownable Book Club and her food blog, The Domestic Blonde. A graduate of Carleton University’s journalism program, Julia currently works in Ottawa in public relations. As a former broadcast journalist and with a background in musical theatre, she is a natural presenter. In her free time, she recipe-tests, reads, runs, hosts a podcast called Young PR Pros, watches bad television and plays competitive soccer. She’s addicted to Canadian Living and Chapters Indigo. Her favourite books include A Thousand Splendid Suns, Pride & Prejudice and The Book of Negroes. Twitter: @kentjulia
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