Book Worms

My favorite thing about summer is laying out by the beach or pool with a good book. Not to sound like a nerd but I must admit I miss the youngin' days of summer reading lists.  I would get super excited reading off the names on the list and even more exited when I got to cross off one of the books on the list!  I just loved walking to the library with my sister and cousins, browsing the infinite stacks full stories just waiting to be unfolded! One of the most warm and comforting feelings I treasure!

Summer will be over before you know it and if you're looking for a good summer read, below are a few recommendations!  Enjoy!

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table: This book by Molly Wizenberg, creator of Orangette, captures memories inspired by food from childhood to adulthood.  By the end of the book, you feel as though you grew up a part of Molly's life and know exactly which recipes inspire each mood. This is an easy undemanded read, which you can pick up 4 months after your last reading without feeling lost.

The Sharper Your Knife The Less You CryThe Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry: If you're a foodie blogger or an aspiring culinary student this book is for you!  This is the story about Kathleen Flinn's life after leaving the corporate world, a thought that would leave many of us Americans empty and void.  This is a beautifully written memoir chronicling life inside the world's most famous culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, and her path to self discovery and falling in love with food all over again!

700 Sundays: If you enjoy Mitch Albom you will love this book! It's an easy read (read it within 5 hours) about Billy Crystal's sentimental journey through life (who knew!!). This book is wonderfully written and I have to admit there were times where I was literally laughing out loud. 700 Sundays exhibits the same comedic genius you've come to expect from Billy Crystal as well as unexpected tear-jerkers.  Truly a great summer read -- I'd give it 5/5!

The Glass Castle: Another well written book that will truly have your jaws dropping in disbelief.  The Glass Castle is a memoir about the life of Janette Walls describing what it is like to grow up with an alcoholic father and a mentally ill mother.  What I found most motivating was her never ending drive -- going from living in cardboard boxes and dinners consisting of margarine and sugar to a successful life in New York City living on Park Ave.

The Faith Club: Currently half-way through and it is a beautiful read. The Faith Club is about three women from different faiths who ask and tackle the often complex differences and unspoken questions amongst the Islamic, Judiac, and Christian faith.

Moose: Absolutely wonderful, truly adorable and hard to put down! This is a memoir about childhood struggles with food, boys, fat camp and aberrant jewish moms.  A perfect beach read or anytime read. I couldn’t love this book more!

More to come....

I am an avid reader who's constantly in search of new reads so please feel free to recommend your favorites!

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