Books to Read at La Casa Cottage Resort


Books to Read at La Casa Cottage Resort

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Nestled in the Okanagan valley, La Casa Cottage Resort is the perfect place to get comfortable and get some good reading done! Whether it’s curled up in front of the fireplace, or stretched out on the beach, there is almost always a good time to pick up a book or your e-reader and let your mind escape.

There are many places online and in brick-and-mortar that offer a wide selection of recommendations; for instance, Canada Reads has a 2015 longlist for best book including popular Canadian works like Bone & Bread by Saleema Nawaz and All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Towes. For a more international variety, the New York Times best sellers list is always sure to have something that will appeal to anyone. Other websites that have varied book recommendations are Oprah’s Book Club and GoodReads. Chapters has tens of thousands of books to read on their Indigo website, or stop by a local store and check out Heather’s Pick. Canadian retailer Black Bond Books has an ever-rotating shelf of staff picks. Whenever I browse the top sellers or recommended lists, I almost always end up finding something for myself to enjoy, and more often than not, finding something I think someone else will enjoy too!

To get you started, here are a few “locally-inspired” books to get you into the spirit of BC’s interior:

Tap into your inner wine connoisseur by picking up the Okanagan Wine Tour Guide by John Schreiner, a comprehensive look at the local wineries. Or if you`d rather read about someone else’s entertaining experiences in the world of wine, try A Hedonist in the Cellar by Jay McInerey. Surrounded by some of our province’s lushest scenery, these books are sure to get you in the mood for some of your own wine-tasting.

Vancouver local Donalda Reid’s The Way It Is tells a story about life when Canada’s west was still being settled. Ann Walsh, an author of young adult novels, told some of my favourite stories as a child with Your Time My Time and The Ghost of Soda Creek, both which take place in BC and are both educational and entertaining.

And you may (hopefully) never have an experience as terrifying and riveting as Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, but while you are up there in the mountains, enjoying the spectacular views, you may get into the spirit of the adventurous climber.

So if you didn’t already have a book in mind, we hope we’ve started you off on finding your perfect fit. Let us know what you’re reading during your stay at the Resort, we would love to hear about it in the comments!

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