I read a lot of books in the last month. A lot more then I usually do. Part of that had to do with our staycation and part of that had to do with the fact that I’m trying to be much more intentional about how I spend my time. I don’t want to curl up with my phone, scrolling through instagram just before I go to sleep. I want to read a few pages and then slip into a deep sleep, our bodies are made for that much stimulation all day long. And so here is a partial list of what I’ve being reading lately. I’m halfway done my ninth book in the last 5 weeks, if you wanted to know what a lot of books means to me. =)
Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do
edited by Meredith Maran
This was an absolutely intriguing book. For anyone who wants to write, does write, or enjoys what others write- this is a great behind the scenes look at some of the popular writers of our day. Insightful and encouraging. My husband and I both read it and had many discussions on the different authors lives. #inspiringandeducational
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Food Critic in Disguise
Stories from the New York Times food critic. If you love food, New York, and/or people, this book tells a fascinating story.
Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: what you should and shouldn’t cook from scratch
If I bought any of the books I read this month, it would be this one. For anyone who makes food from scratch, wants to make things from scratch, Jennifer has made it all. She includes recipes and lets you off the guilt of making it all. I would buy it for the recipes alone. Croissants, liquers and condiments are all on my to-make list and they’re all in the book. To get an idea of her writing style, read her blog www.thetipsybaker.com
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon
If you love Downton Abbey or British history, you will probably enjoy this book. Highclere Castle is the real Downton Abbey and this book covers the history of Highclere during the time that Downton is set. I found it very interesting to see what inspired parts of the story in the settings and the characters who actually lived. And when we go to England, I want to visit Highclere Castle. #nerdalert
Kisses from Katie: a story of relentless love and redemption
I’m probably one of the last people to read this book but I’m not one to jump on all the bandwagons and think that’s something amazing just because everyone else does. That being said, this book moved me in a profound way. I am still processing it. Read it, be inspired to live your life, and love deeply. And look for a giveaway featuring the Uganda necklaces later this summer.
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What have you been reading lately?