Linking up with Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy where we give short reviews of what we’ve been reading lately, it’s lots of fun and I love getting new titles to read!
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
I read this book mostly because it was written by Lauren Graham, from Gilmore Girls. And I loved it. I love New York, I love the arts, I love reading about people who are driven by their passions and I love a good novel. I may have cried when it ended not because it was over but because I understand the pursuit of a hard dream that not everyone understands. And those kind of dreams always come true, just not the way we think.
Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl by Devra Ollivier
If you love French style, French food and the French lifestyle and have wondered how to meld that into your North American life, you will love this book. The author is married to a French man and lived for ten years in France before moving back to LA with her family. It’s a delightful read and very inspiring.
The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson
A fun read recommended by a young friend of mine, she watches my girls and we talk books just before she leaves. I particularly liked this book because it is set on one of the Gulf Islands just off the coast of BC where I grew up. It’s set in the Depression and tells the story of two orphan girls faced with some hard truths about their family.
Give it Up: My Year of Learning to Live Better with Less
I grabbed this book on a whim because this is a topic I’m currently geeking out about- living with less and living more intentionally. The author gave up one thing each month for a year- shopping, her phone, chocolate, coffee etc. It’s thought-provoking and especially interesting since it was written before this topic became really trendy.
Lessons from Madame Chic: The Top 20 things I Learned While Living in Paris
Absolutely fascinating read on what makes French women “French”. Originally published on her blog, the book is a bit draggy in parts but overall I enjoyed it.
Artist to Artist by the Eric Carle Museum of Art
Written to children, this book begins with “Dear Young Artist” and follows with letters from 20 well-known illustrators and their encouragement to children to create. As the mother of two little girls, I loved the encouragement to encourage my girls to create art and to surround them with a creative environment. As a creative person, I loved the encouragement that art isn’t silly. It’s the good stuff.
What have you been reading lately?
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