I had some ambitious goals for winter break. They mostly included resting, reading, and relaxing. The real big R’s.
I love going to the Bloomington Public Library and spent probably 45 minutes searching for the best books to read over break. I thought I was being really ambitious when I checked out 5 books and was sure that I wouldn’t finish them all. Oh, but I did. So I got more and read them too. It was glorious. Here is what I thought about my books:
The Husband’s Secret: Great easy read that still has a little bit of substance. The story really develops and the character development is great. I’ve read a couple of others by this author and really like them too!
Election: This is a short one, I maybe spent 4 hours total reading it? After the fact, maybe a skip it book as the plot is a little meh: high school jock is talked into running for school president by a teacher and there is tension between him, his sister, and the other candidates running. A few little surprises but nothing terribly special.
Bon Appetempt: I have been in the memoir mood lately and LOVED this one. It is down to earth, real life, and really engages the reader. I didn’t personally try any of the recipes in the book but they looked great. Honestly, I didn’t even know of this blog before the book, but have become a follower because of the funny antics and personality that was so clear in every page.
Pretending to Dance: This fits in my favorite genre of interesting and story-like plot with a lot of character development. I like that this was set in the main character’s childhood and adult-life and causes the reader to make assumptions about the character of the characters.
Why Not Me?: A great follow up from Mindy’s first book. Same great humor in new, fresh stories. She has a great way of getting her true personality on paper and I could totally hear her saying parts of her stories. Totally recommend this one.
Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse: I don’t think I was in the right mood for this one when I read it. Funny- yes. But just wasn’t my humor for the time. I know I don’t have my life all together, but I felt like some of the stories were just too far out there for where I am at.
Super Natural Every Day: Got this cookbook for Christmas and still finding myself flipping through the pages. The recipes are simple yet delicious and are definitely my style of cooking: No fuss yet still gourmet vegetarian eats
A Modern Way to Eat: I got this one from the library and have loved the few things I have made from it. The pictures are so inspiring and the collection or recipes and cooking advice is homey and personal. This may need to find a home in my permanent cookbooks.