Leanne's 5 Book Recommendations for National Read a Book Day!


1. How To Be An Anti-Racist (2019) by Ibram X. Kendi

Looking for a way to further your understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement? Or would you like to know how to be a better ally to people of colour. Or maybe you’re want to help break down the systemic racism in our society. This book is a great start!


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2. High School (2019) Tegan Quin and Sara Quin 

If you grew up in the 90’s or love rock star biographies, you’ll definitely want to check out Tegan and Sara’s first memoir. It’s a glimpse into the formative years of their music career. I honestly couldn’t put it down. It was such a great read. Super fun and a bit surprising at times! Check out my book review on ‘High School’ here.


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3.  Reinvention: Changing Your Life, Your Career, Your Future (2019)  by Arlene Dickinson

The pandemic has changed a lot for many people. From job loss to relationship break downs, it’s been a tough time. Arlene Dickinson, successful business woman and famously known for her spot on Dragon’s Den, has reinvented herself many times over and she offers her insights and strategies for helping you do the same successfully. I found this book to be really inspiring and it gave me motivation to change an aspect in my life.


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4.  The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate (1992) by Dr Gary Chapman

So many of my friends were raving about this book so I had to check it out. This is the first installment of the Five Love Languages series by Dr Chapman. Although I probably should’ve read the one for singles, I’m glad I started with the first book. It was very insightful and made a lot of sense. Everyone is unique in how they express their love to others. This book could hold the key to improving not only your relationship with your partner but also with friends and family.


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 5. Pride and Prejudice (1813)  by Jane Austen

A literary classic! I’ll be honest, I relied heavily on Coles Notes to get through this one but I loved it. Once I started to better understand the grammar and slang of the 19th century, paired with the Coles Notes, I found it to be funny and charming and to a degree, still relatable to our time.


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Happy National Read a Book Day to all the fellow bookworms out there!