New Year, New Books

Every year, just before the holidays, I go online and order an agenda for the New Year. This year, I decided to add some books to my virtual cart so that I can get back into reading and disconnecting from my phone more often. These are the books that I plan to read in the next few weeks.
The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis. My boyfriend is a HUGE fan of Martin Amis and I actually bought this one for him for Christmas, but I plan on reading it myself. It’s a story of life and love in a concentration camp. I might need Kleenex to get through this one.

A Moveable Feast (The Restored Edition) by Ernest Hemingway. I still can’t believe I’ve never read this classic memoir of Hemingway’s years in Paris. Since I’m planning a trip to the City of Lights in 2017, I think it’s high time I read it. The restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author intended it to be published and was edited by his grandson, Seán.

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien. I had the pleasure of photographing Madeleine for Montreal’s literary magazine, Carte Blanche. This award-winning novel by the very lovely Ms. Thien tells the story of three musicians in China before, during and after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
French Chic by Florence de Dampierre. I also threw in this book on the French art of decorating houses because we bought a carriage house in 2016 and I plan on decorating it in a Parisian-chic style this year.

That’s my current reading list, sitting on my desk. I’ve already started A Moveable Feast. Which books do you suggest for 2017?

All books were purchased online at