I thought it was time to share what I've read so far this year. I have gone through stages this winter in which I devour three books in a week, then weeks go by when I don't read any books at all. I'm always looking out for new things to add to my library queue, so feel free to drop me some suggestions- I love suggestions!
by Cesar Millan
In which I realized I parent like an alpha pack leader.
A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
The Paris Wife: A Novel, by Paula McLain
I could not put this book down! It was amazing.
A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway's fictional take on the same story; interesting stories about Fitzgerald to boot.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed
The Next Best Thing, by Jennifer Weiner
I read this from a friend's book list. Meh- but it was a fast read. It's sort of one third Bossypants, one third Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?/ last third light chick lit. (But does not hold a candle to anything written by Tina Fey or Mindy Kaling. It reminded me why I almost never read this genre- blah.)
Also, I brought it to one of the girls' orthodontist appointments and our ortho said, "I just finished that book two days ago!" To which I said, "I just picked it up on hold at the library yesterday." She said, "Well I got it from the library too- must be the same book!" (Same neighborhood.)
We shared a little moment. I love our orthodontist.
The Pleasures of Cooking for One, by Judith Jones
Lovely little book full of wonderful, small recipes and big wisdom.
The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food, by Judith Jones
Another one I couldn't put down. Also, after her first lovely description of a recipe from her childhood I thought, "Man, I wish this book had a companion book of recipes!" In faith I flipped to the back and saw to my delight that it did, indeed, contain dozens of recipes for the foods she talks about throughout her memoir. Perfect.
I'm about a third through, so it's too early to tell, but, my enjoyment is probably lessened as I so recently finished The Paris Wife, which I can't help but compare it to. But really- it's good. Very "Dickensonian" characters.