5. Canada by Anita Stewart. A cookbook with some social studies and a history lesson all it one! She manages all the who, what, where, how and why we eat the food the foods we do in an interesting and inspiring way. I learn something new everytime I flip though it and the recipes are killer too.
4. The World According to Garp by John Irving. The mastery of his craft, characters that linger in memory. I read this book at least yearly to study greatness, also because I’m invested and grounded in the story.
3. Run or Die by Kilian Jornet. I am a trail runner and nothing makes me want to get out there more than this book. It starts with “The Skyrunners Manifesto” Kiss or Kill Besa o mata. It gives me chills. Kilian is also a great storyteller, and I’m inspired by his passion and dedication to live out each moment in his life.
2. Selected Poems 1956-1968 Leonard Cohen. My current obsession. His writing is clear and fearless. I’m listening to his music and reading his words daily. Looking for something in myself I suppose.
1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Anne has been with me since I was a little girl. She is always there when I need her to remind me that good things happen out of hardship and the importance of staying true to your voice.