After a recent trip to the library where I picked up four books, I’m reading whenever possible this week. 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):
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly – Since the movie received a lot of Oscar attention, I’m excited to see it. However, I always read the book first if I can. To be honest, this isn’t quite what I was expecting. It’s a nonfiction book, so there is A LOT of historical and scientific detail. I think I’ll enjoy the movie much more since it’s condensed into a shorter time frame.
Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan – I’m reading Colgan’s novels pretty much nonstop lately. In this story, a young woman moves to a remote island town after her life is turned upside down. She’s a baker and quickly wins over most of the residents with her creations.
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen – I came across this author on another book blog and Garden Spells seemed the most intriguing. Well, it’s become one of my favorite books that I read this year! The story focuses on the Waverley sisters, but all of the characters bring something to the table. I love that each family has a subtle form of magic, making it seem more realistic and possible.
Cujo by Stephen King – Jay suggested this one to me a while ago and I’m finally picking it up. I started reading it at night and had to switch to a different book before I went to bed! The beginning is definitely a bit creepy. I’m excited to keep reading, though (during daylight of course…)
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman – After finishing Garden Spells, I was still in the mood for a little magic. I found this book while browsing through my library’s eBook website. I keep seeing the movie pop up on one of my streaming services, so I’m pleasantly surprised to discover it’s a book.
From Around the Web:
Book Club Suggestions – Shameless plug for one of my own posts here. I shared my list of books that I think would be great reads for a book club and for some unknown reason it’s become one of my most read posts. So, if you’re in need of ideas check it out!
Christmas Dinner at Hogwarts – Tickets for this event are already sold out, but it sounds so amazing I couldn’t help but share. Imagine enjoying a Christmas feast in the actual Hogwarts set?? Plus you get a wand and a studio tour. Sigh.
AirBnBs in Ireland – I’m beginning the planning process for our Ireland/Scotland trip next year. Since we won’t be able to stay in chain hotels everywhere, we’ll most likely use AirBnB. Here are a few neat options!
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