Book of the month – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

We have so many good things to share today!

It’s been a while since our last monthly update (June’s was a bit of a cop-out), so we need to back all the way up to May and let you know what the UBC gals have been up to this summer.

Quite a few of us have been running! To counter all the lounging around and reading, occasionally we get active. Erin C. and I ran our first half-marathon in May, and then two weeks later Yvonne and Kristina joined us for the Barrhaven 5k for Rogers House. It’s our third year doing that particular race.

Our three new mamas are back in the habit of reading, and Erin H. blogged for the first time since having baby James. Funny how we forget all about our favourite childhood books until we have babies of our own! My all-time favourite is Red is Best, and I give it as a gift at every baby shower I attend.

But we have super HUGE news in the book club baby department – Sarah is pregnant! She’s due on New Year’s Eve. We’re so excited for her and obviously for book club baby #4. The second generation is going strong already.

Sarah also shared this great BuzzFeed article on why we should read likes teens. It encourages us to get lost in books – to totally immerse ourselves in stories, the way we did when we were younger, more carefree and absorbing information at lightning speed. Ahh, to be youthful again.

Then Sarah shared yet another great piece (apparently she’s our #1 source for book-related info!) on how readers are the best people to fall in love with because they are capable of more empathy and possess the ability to hold opinions, beliefs and interests apart from their own. It also encouraged parents to read to their children for the same reasons. Interesting stuff.

And last but not least, yours truly spoke with Herman Koch, author of The Dinner, on the BBC World Service’s World Book Club! It won’t air until November, but we were super excited. Stay tuned for the recording.

As you know, we finished up A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. Review coming soon! Our new book for July is The Bluest Eye  by Toni Morrison!

What have you been reading this summer?

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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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One Response to Book of the month – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

  1. Pingback: Book of the month – The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath | The "Unputdownable" Book Club

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