Traveling to and from Italy alone certainly gave me lots and lots of time to read last week. I finished two books during the trip and recently started a few more. Thank goodness for Goodreads helping me keep track of everything. Here’s a look at what I recently finished and what I’m reading this week!
This week’s Reading Roundup!
Work Book (for lunch time reading):
The Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder – I grew up reading this books and just purchased an illustrated box set using our wedding registry discount. It’s obviously been a loooong time since I read the series, so I felt like diving in again. She is amazing at bringing her childhood to life.
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan – Colgan is a recent discovery and I’m systematically devouring all her novels. She often writes about books or dessert mixed in with lighthearted drama and a sweet romance. Basically everything I ever wanted from a book! In this story, a woman follows her dream and starts a cupcake cafe after being let go from a corporate job.
Windfall by Jennifer E Smith – I came across this author somewhere on a blog or in a magazine and started scouring my libraries for any of her books. Luckily I found one! A young adult story about a boy and a girl, obviously :). The boy wins the lottery and they start to realize the influx of cash may not be as great as it seems.
Practicing Normal by Cara Sue Achterberg – Cara reached out to me and asked if I would read and review her book (which I am thrilled to do!!). Her story follows a not so “normal” family in the suburbs trying to fit in at school, with the neighbors, and with each other. I’m really enjoying the characters and the story. In particular I love the daughter, Jenna who has a unique teenage compulsion of breaking into neighbors’ houses and eating their ice cream.
The Tour by Jean Grainger – This caught by eye on my library’s Overdrive website due to the Ireland connection. We’re planning a trip to Ireland and Scotland next year, so I’m sure I’ll be reading everything Ireland-related I can find.
From Around the Web:
How a Family of 7 eats for $125/week – This is probably a weird thing, but I’m fascinated to learn what other people spend on food. The Kitchn has a whole series about food budgets in different U.S. cities.
Game of Thrones Themed Book/Premiere Party – This blogging duo shares posts about their literary lifestyle, including a few book themed dinner parties they host. See also East of Eden and The Great Gatsby!
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