Literary treats to pass a rainy Sunday - or devour on the beach in the spring sun.

Still in hibernation mode, even with Spring edging ever nearer? We most certainly are on the odd (ok who are we kidding, fairly regular) rainy day in Vancouver. In between the odd sunrise or sunset adventure and our dips in the ocean, we’re very much still hunkering down with a blanket, the sofa and a good book.

Why not support your local bookshop in the process:

Pulpfiction Books (legendary Vancouver independent bookstore)

Book Warehouse

Kestrel Books

The Paper Hound

Tanglewood books

We’ve been asking about and seeing what is gracing the shelves of our favourite bookshops and this is what we found:

Heartburn, Nora Ephron: From the legendary screenwriter who wrote When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle we hear Rachel's witty account in discovering her husband has been cheating on her with a 'very tall woman'. Interspersed with some great recipes and hilarious tales, this is a straight talking book which is easy to read will bring joy to your life.

Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens: A beautiful portrayal of a woman living on the margins of society, her life intertwined with nature - and a hint of murder thrown in. A book like no other we've have read before.

Circe, Madeline Miller: If you like to geek out on Greek mythology, you’ll love this modern portrayal of the sorceress, daughter of Helios, the sun god. With many mythical characters making an appearance in Circe's life, Miller takes readers on a real journey, with a strong female twist on each well known story.

Indian Horse, Richard Wagamese: A heart-breaking story about growing up, racism, residential schools, survival and hockey in Canada. Not an easy read but a must.

The Understory, Richard Powers: Living in a country which has some of the world’s most beautiful forests, full of old growth trees which are slowly but steadily being cut down this book was a powerful read about the reality of trees, the connection between them and the impact they have on humans. It’s a book which really makes you think about the world we live in and the role we play as humans in nature.

What have you been reading? Let us know, and we can add to this list! Happy Reading!