MELO’S PUMPKIN BOOK PICKS FOR 2021

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IT’S READING SEASON!!!!

Melo

I WANT BOOKS AND PUMPKIN PIE !!!!!

I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people that love everything Fall/Autumn. When we are in August, I am already craving pumpkin spice and anything cinnamon. Yeah, I am that kind of lady. I can eat comfort food and Pumpkin Pie anything all year round.

I live in the Tropics but have no doubt my mind and soul are in Toronto and Florida. I would blast my ac on high, have on comfy Pj’s, reading socks, and a great book in hand. In the background, you will smell one of the Fall scents from bath and body works. Around this time too I love to check out all the holiday movies coming up on Hallmark.

What can I say I love this time of year! 

Grab yourself some Pie, Coffee and let’s get reading shall we.

IT ALL COMES BACK TO YOU

I enjoyed this very short read. It’s a love story, one about going after your dreams. The story is about two women who cross each other’s paths in a very sentimental way. One is a nurse and the other is a patient in a nursing home.

You will travel back in time to see how much one person’s story can change so many lives. 

You’ll discover that LOVE doesn’t have an age limit and everything in life will always come back to you. 

It has some humorous moments that give the book a balance that you can easily enjoy. 

The Nightingale: A Novel

I’ll be honest I was hesitant to read this book, I am not sure why, but I was. I am happy that I gave this book a read. I am new to Historical Fiction. I love when reading this genre of books that I become curious and learning at the same time. Don’t be surprised if you do some googles searches while reading this book.

The story is about two young French sisters during World War II and their struggle to survive and resist the German occupation of France. 

The Nightingale is a page-turner, you won’t want to put it down and you’ll find yourself needing space to absorb the story being told to you.

It is a WAR story, and with all wars you have thousands of deaths, separation of mother and child, need for survival, men leaving their families behind. 

Your heart will soften up reading The Nightingale you might cry or even get angry, or you might finish it look around and thank the Universe for what you have. That is what this book did to me, it took me back as if I was there in Paris. I was feeling the suffering, the love, the cold winters, and I finished the book with much gratitude for my life now.

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Maybe You Should Talk to Somebody needs to be on your bookshelf, it also makes a great gift for any reader no matter what their style is. So, Add it to your XMAS shopping list.

A Therapist is going through a break-up, and she needs to see a therapist. She takes you on her journey of “Talking to Someone” and goes into stories about her patients.

Each one of her patients has an untold story, one that needs to be shared.

Another page-turner for sure. I want to say something additional about this book but I am afraid I might give out a spoiler.

No matter your age, race, or gender you will relate to someone in this book.

We are living in a time where Mental Health is very important. We have more people suffering today from depression, anxiety, loneliness than ever before. Sometimes You need to talk to someone.

As a person who does suffer from depression, I have found that having a therapist is extremely important and is a part of my healing.

The Midnight Library: A Novel 

Between life and death, there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?”

I had to put this one in here just because it really had me thinking about my own life and the regrets I have. I thought the novel could have been shorter, but still, I loved it. It’s a perfect read for this time of year.

I often go through a list of things I have not done or wishing to do as the end of the year approaches.

I am learning that some things we will regrets and some things you just have to say “Fuck it” and move on.

We can enjoy life, we just have to learn to see things differently.

Also, just a reminder, if there is someone you know going through some shit or seems like a real loner. Give them a call, you’ll be surprised how much a phone call can do to brighten up someone’s day. Never underestimate the power of “How are you?”

Olive Kitteridge

At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live.

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Premio Bancarella Prize
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Oh Hell Yeah!!!! I Love Olive Kittridge. Dam it this woman is a character.

 Olive is no joke and her honesty is laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-droppingly honest. 

Gosh, I don’t even know where to start with this book.

Miss.Olive is a person you’ll always remember. You will find parts of yourself in the pages, you might even remember some family members and be like “oh my God I know a person just like that”.

I must say the author did an outstanding job with merging the charters.

I don’t want to give out any spoilers, but they do have an HBO show, however the novel is much better. Books are always better.

Note: Get some donuts for this book. 

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This brings me to the end of my personal Fall book picks.

I am still waiting for the Food Blogger from Ontario to get her post to me. Gosh I think I am craving pie now!

DEAR FUTURE HUSBAND,

IF YOU WANT ME TO BE HAPPY. PLEASE FEED ME PUMPKIN PIE….LOL

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