Celebrating 2014 with Books

My two loves: tea and books

The perfect accompaniment to a great read

I love to share what I read. What I’m reading becomes the subject of my social media posts, my dinner time discussions with my family, my conversations with colleagues, and every so often, a conversation icebreaker with other fellow commuters. And though not every book makes its way to the blog, every so often, I write about the book I’m reading. At home, a good book and a cup of tea from my favourite teapot is the way I destress.

As we enter a new year, I’m curious to hear from you. What books have been important for you over the last twelve months, and what do you recommend reading in 2014?

Leave a comment on the blog, or if you’re in Toronto over the new year, tell us in person on December 31st.  If you can make it, let us know on the Facebook event here.

Below: the ten books that we discussed this year on the blog.

  1. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (January)
  2. The Footsteps of the Prophet by Tariq Ramadan (January)
  3. Green Deen by Ibrahim Abdul Matin (February)
  4. Islam and the Destiny of Man by Gai Eaton (March)
  5. Muhammad: A Prophet for our Time by Karen Armstrong (April)
  6. Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce and Culture (May)
  7. The Smart One by Jennifer Close (August)
  8. Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell (August)
  9. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (December)
  10. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (December)
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