Books, books

Some blog readers may think we’re having a very glamourous time, visiting Paris, Rome,Venice, Monaco…well, ok, it has been pretty cool. But we aren’t tourists ALL the time. Evenings, we stay in and do quiet family things. We play lots of card games (euchre, bug-your-neighbour, 31, crazy 8s, hearts, cheat, spoons…). And we read. We read a lot. Reading is something we all enjoy and something we can do on the train, in the car, in the tent, on a park bench in the sun, or on the couch on a rainy day.

Here’s a list of the books we have read individually and aloud.


  • The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
  • The Broker by John Grisham
  • The Box Garden by Carol Shields
  • Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
  • The Lake House by James Patterson
  • The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright
  • Knitting Under the Influence by Claire Scovell LaZebnik
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • Breath by Tim Winton
  • The Water Clock by Jim Kelly
  • House Rules by Jodi Picoult
  • Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
  • The Legacy: an elder’s vision for our sustainable future by David Suzuki
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest  by Stieg Larsson
  • Hannibal by Thomas Harris
  • The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
  • Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs
  • Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Kiterunner by


  • Snapdragon Alley by Tom Lichtenberg
  • Fools Rush In by Janet Thompson
  • Griselda by Margaret Taylor
  • The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen
  • The Lake Houseby James Patterson

    Anique's favourite passtime

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  • The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
  • The Sorceress by Michael Scott
  • The Outcast of Redwall by Brian Jacques
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Sneaks by B. Button
  • Be Careful What You Witch For by Tom Hoobler
  • The Death of my Country: The Plains of Abraham Diary
    of Geneviève Aubuchon
    by Maxime Trottier
  • Eldest by Christopher Paolini
  • Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
  • Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin
  • Shopoholic Abroad by Sophie Kinsella
  • Extraordinary Sam and the Power of Gurgg by Space Shipley
  • Cassidy the Warrior Princess in Training by Leigh Brock
  • Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli
  • In Between by Jenny B. Jones
  • The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1  by PJ Haarsma
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoners Dilemna by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Nobody’s Princess  by Esther Friesner
  • Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Edge of Light by Ann Shorey
  • Tales in Time by David Rucker
  • Swinging on a Star  by Janice Thompson
  • Tom Swift and his Photo Telephone by Victor Appleton
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank  Baum
  • Artemis Fowl II: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
  • Artemis Fowl III: The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer
  • Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry
  • Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross
  • Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith
  • Tailor-Made by Karen Witemeyer
  • The Wandering Island Factory by T.R. Nowry
  • Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad
  • Stella by M.B. Forester-Smythe
  • The Allegra Biscotti Collection by Olivia Bennett
  • Wild Thing by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • Summer’s Crossing by Julie Kagawa
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Yggyssey by Daniel Pinkwater
  • Livres en français:
    • Astérix le Gaulois par René Goscinny
    • Astérix Légionnaire par René Goscinny
    • Astérix et Cléopatre par René Goscinny
    • Tintin et l’or noir par Hergé
    • Tintin et les Bijoux de la Castafiore par Hergé
    • Astérix et le Domaine des Dieux par René Goscinny
    • Tintin et l’affaire Tournesol par Hergé
    • Astérix chez les Bretons par René Goscinny
    • Percy Jackson: Voleur de Foudre par Rick Riordan (traduit par Mona de Pracontal)
    • Les deux gredins par Roald Dahl (traduit par Marie-Raymond Farré)
    • Tintin et Coke en Stoke par Hergé
    • Une carotte pour Iznogood par René Goscinny


  • The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nigh-time by Mark Haddon
  • Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • Maigret en vacances par Georges Simenon
  • Maigret et l’homme tout seul par Georges Simenon
  • La fête à Coqueville et autres histoires par Émile Zola
  • Wilt on High by Tom Sharpe
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest  by Stieg Larsson
  • Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
  • Vous plaisantez, monsieur Tanner par Jean-Paul Dubois
  • A Son of the Circus by John Irving
  • The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
  • Me to We by Craig and Mark Kielburger
  • Lost on Everest by Peter Firstbrooks
  • What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Owen :

  • The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton

    Owen reading Bill et Boule, a French comic

  • Henry and the Paper Route by Beverly Clearly
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
  • The Outcast of Redwall by Brian Jacques
  • Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  • Mathilda by Roald Dahl
  • Artemis Fowl II: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
  • Livres en français:
    • Jean qui dort et Jean qui lit par Christian Jolibois
    • Yakari et le premier galop par Job
    • Yakari et la barrière de feu par Job
    • Boule et Bill no5
    • Boule et Bill no6
    • Boule et Bill – ‘Faut rigoler
    • Capitaine Bobette: et la colère de la cruelle Madame Culotte par Dav Pilkey
    • Capitaine Bobette: par Dav Pilkey
  • Currently reading:
  • Porsche: The Cars
  • Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin


By Shannon:

  • Percy Jackson: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  • The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynn Jones
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • Scumble by Ingrid Law
  • Lion Boy  by Zizou Corder

By Marco:

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Le voyage dans le temps par Denis Côté
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (a trilogy in four parts)  by Douglas Adams
  • La Tombe du Chaman 

Reading before supper


  1. Hi Owen, I wish I was there. I miss you.

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