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Toronto Summer Bucket List


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It seems like bloggers everywhere are writing their summer to-do lists so I thought I would join the conversation. Summer days fly by so quickly so I love the thought of making a list of your must-do’s and keeping track. So here’s what we plan on getting up to in the coming weeks:

1. Attend First Thursdays at the AGO
2. Go Berry Picking
3. Make an Ice Cream Cake
4. Go For a Long Bike Ride
5. Go Sailing on the Humber Bay
6. Dine at a Restaurant for Summerlicious**
7. Host a Themed Dinner Party
8. Watch a Blue Jays Game with the Dome Open
9. Take in the View From The Top of the CN Tower
10.Visit the beaches of Toronto Centre Island

** Hopefully Here

What about you? What’s on your summer bucketlist?

Summer Reading List


Although this weekend didn’t exactly feel like summer I still was able to spend plenty of time outside reading. Reading is one of my favourite things to do but sometimes I find myself collecting books far faster than I can read them. This summer my plan is to slow down and have long weekend days filled of nothing but books, delicious dinners, and time with family and friends. Here is what is on my summer reading list:

The Silver Star: A Novel– Jeannette Walls
I have read two other novels by Jeannette Walls, both of which were incredibly moving and complete page turners. I think her book, The Glass Castle is what she is best known for and I am hoping her newest book will be just as riveting.

Boy, Snow, Bird– Helen Ovevemi
A friend lent me this book and it has been glaring at me from my nightstand. I know it will be great, I just need to crack into it. There is no real reason I haven’t other than time, so this week I am starting it.

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming The Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration– Ed Catmull, and Amy Wallace
This book has a lot of hype and is even one of Heather’s picks so I am very curious to read it. Rarely do non-fiction books make this list so I am hoping for it to make an impact.

Hard Choices– Hillary Rodham Clinton
I am buying this book for my sister for her birthday next week and hoping that it circles back to me as books tend to do in my family. This seems to be a major book launch for Hillary and I am very intrigued as to what this book with entail.

The Vogue Factor: The Inside Story of Fashions Most Illustrious Magazine– Kirstie Clements
This is another nightstand book that I just haven’t got a chance to even open yet. Just re-reading the title made me really excited. Of course I want a look into the inside of my favourite magazine.

So those are on my current list- but there’s no real priority, just depends on the mood I am in. I am notorious for reading multiple books at once! What about you? Any recommendations?