Book of the month – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

This week, as I was perusing Goodreads (as a good UBC member regularly does) I came across the following quote and thought it was a lovely way to begin this month’s post:

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus


Isn’t that a nice way of putting it? So many of us are sad summer is technically over, but I am looking forward to cooler weather, pumpkins, family time and reading by the fire.

We had a very long month – six weeks between meetings, which is unheard of – and lots of time to ready The Bell Jar, which was for the most part a huge hit.

The only real news is that another UBC pick is coming to the big screen – Me Before You, starring – wait for it – Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones and Finnick from The Hunger Games movie. I actually think they’re very well cast, and can’t wait to bawl my eyes out once again when I watch the movie.

One movie, based on a popular book, that many of us have not seen yet is The Fault in Our Stars. For whatever reason, it wasn’t playing at any of the major theatres in Ottawa. I hear it comes out on DVD soon though, so perhaps we’ll have to have a UBC movie night.

Whitney chose our book this month (it was her first time picking!) and we’re very excited to read The Ocean at the End of the Lane by British author Neil Gaiman. It’s a short book, but is apparently focuses on the search for self-identity and the disconnect between the events of childhood and adulthood. It was the 2013 Goodreads Choice winner.

What are you reading this fall?


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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