Wendy R.

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Wendy R.

My Librarian Wendy R.

“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” 
- Oscar Wilde

I love to read, and I spend a lot of time doing it - so I want my books to be entertaining.  I love books that make me laugh (or cry) or catch me by surprise.   I especially like books that make me think. While I prefer to read hard copy books, I enjoy listening to audiobooks as well, especially when I'm on a long drive, or in the wee hours of the night when I can't sleep.  
With our Belleville Library card we have access to thousands of titles, so if you need help finding one that is NOT in our collection, ask me about electronic books or Interlibrary Loans!

Book Lists

Historic Fiction

Book title Circling the Sun by Paula McLain Book title All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr book title Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett Book title The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Book title Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks


Book title: A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz Book title: Nutshell by Ian McEwan Book title: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue Book title The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer Book title:  Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons

Canadian Authors

Book title: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny. Book title: Deafening by Frances Itani Book title: Stories From the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean Book title: The Orenda by Joseph Boyden Book title: What's Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies

More Favourite Fiction

Book title:  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling Book title: Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende Book title: The Children Act by Ian McEwan Book title: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant Book title:  Till We Have Faces a Myth Retold by C S Lewis.

Historical Fiction

Book title:  Lost Among the Living by Simone St James Book title: Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson Book Title:  The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton Book title: The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow Book title: The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard.

Canadian Authors

Book title: Jest of God by Margaret Lawrence Book title: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje Book title: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields Audio Book title: Whats Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies Book title: Whirlpool by Jane Urquhart

Arts, Crafts, Writing and more

Book title  Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan Book Title: On Writing by Stephen King Book title: On Writing Well by William Zinsser Book title: Simple Crochet By Sara Sinaguglia Book title The One Dish Collection by the LIving Test Kitchen 

A Variety of Favourite Fiction

Book Title Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling Book title Game of Thrones by George R R Martin Book title: Guernsey Literary and potato Peel Pie society Book title How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny Book title The Lake House by Kate Morton

Non-Fiction - Heavy on the History

Book title At home by Bill Bryson Book title The Housekeepers tale by Tessa Boase Book title Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King Book title Massey Murder by Charlotte Gray Book title The Mitfords by