About Me

At the best bar in Toronto - The Lockhart 

Hey guys!

My name is Victoria and welcome to The Blonde Bookshelf! I'm a 26yr old lawyer working and living in Toronto, Canada. 

As far back as I can remember, I have been a bibliophile. Seriously, I was that kid that always brought a book to a party in case it got boring (that still hasn't changed to be honest). I recently decided to share this love of literature with the world by finally starting my own book blog. 

My reading tastes are pretty extensive - while I love fantasy and historical fiction the most, I will read pretty much anything that catches my fancy. I think the only genre I can honestly say I have never read is horror (thanks to my childhood fear of It the clown) but I'm always willing to try!

Beyond books I love to travel and live in new places (I've lived in Montreal, The Hague, Boston and Buffalo in the last few years), I adore cooking and like any good Canadian I'm obsessed with hockey. 

I also am obsessively organized and I do this by making a lot of lists (mostly to-do lists). Because I like lists to organize my thoughts, much of this blog will be lists of recommended reads for various genres, moods and even seasons. I will also be doing reviews of some of the books I read, as well as the odd opinion piece (especially unpopular opinions because who doesn't love those?). 

Some of my favourite books include: 
  • Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (but that should be obvious by the above photo)
  • Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Graceling Realm Trilogy by Kristin Cashore
  • Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
  • Evelina by Fanny Burney
  • Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot
  • Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
  • The Demon King Quartet by Cinda Williams Chima 
  • Gardella Vampire Series by Colleen Gleason
  • A Countess Below the Stairs by Eva Ibbotson (also called The Secret Countess)
  • Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier
  • The Falconer Trilogy by Elizabeth May 
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkowski
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Synder
  • and ANYTHING by William Shakespeare