Reading RoundUp #33
It’s time for the last Friday Reading Roundup of 2017!! Hard to believe. With time off for Christmas and New Years, I’m reading lots of books this week. I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and looking forward to the new year! Here’s my current book list:
This week’s Reading Roundup!
Work Book (for lunch time reading):
Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond – Better known as the Pioneer Woman, Ree is famous for her delicious country recipes. It turns out she also has a fascinating story of how she got to that point. She’s a fun writer and I love hearing how this city girl transformed into a rancher’s wife.
The Proving by Beverly Lewis – Back in high school I think I read every single one of Beverely Lewis’ novels. I adore the Amish stories and the way religion plays an important role in her characters’ lives. This is one of her newer books and it’s worth a read if you’re a fan of hers.
Rick Steve’s Ireland Travel Guide – I purchased the 2018 edition for myself for Christmas : ) Planning for our Ireland / Scotland trip will ramp up in January, so it’s handy to have anytime I need it.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio – The movie currently in theaters drew my attention to this book. It’s a children’s book about a 10 year old boy born with disfigured facial features. I’ve heard amazing reviews on this one, so I’m looking forward to starting it.
The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan – I can’t seem to stay away from Colgan. She writes such sweet, funny stories. There’s always plenty of food and a dash of drama and romance.
From Around the Web:
10 Taste Tests – A collection of the Kitchn’s best taste test articles, including frozen pizzas, ice cream cakes, and pumpkin pies.
Goodread’s Most Popular Blog Posts – A roundup of their most visited posts from 2017.
31 Bookish Blogs – This is an older post, but I tried most of the links and they’re still valid. I always love browsing for literary news, so this is a great list!
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I love Ree Drummond. She is an awesome writer and photographer in addition to be a great cook. And she’s always smiling. I don’t know how she does it. I love Wonder. It’s an amazing book!
Yay, Wonder is such an incredible book!! Off to check out those links you shared too 🙂
Wonder is an excellent book
Looks like a good mix of books. I LOVE Wonder, so I hope you really enjoy it too. I need to see the movie still.
Ah the book was amazing! I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the movie now.
When do you go to Ireland/Scotland? We did a trip in November 2016 for my dad’s 60th.
We’re going in June! What were some of your favorite sites/towns?
oh, i read Black Heels to Tractor Wheels a couple of years ago, didn’t really know who she was, didn’t watch her show or make any of her recipes, and i really liked it! definitely turned me into a fan. Wonder is so good. I want to see the movie. My husband is a 6th grade teachr and he saw it on a field trip and liked it a lot. i think I’ve only read one Jenny Colgan book but i have a bunch on my kindle or shelf at home. one day!
I love Ree Drummond too. She always makes me smile. I have not read Wonder yet but am determined to read it this year! I may need to check out Jenny Colgan since I want to add some lighter reads to my normal mix of mysteries and thrillers. I need a little lightness!
I’ve never seen Ree Drummond’s show but I do follow her posts on Facebook and she seems to be so likeable and cheery. Her book sounds interesting.
Wonder was such a good book. I can’t wait to see the movie (probably when it comes to DVD!). I’ve only read Colgan’s Little Beach Street Bakery but really enjoyed it.
wow, did not know that pioneer woman had a book! I bet it’s interesting!
I bought and read that Ree Dummond book while we were in Scotland because I didn’t pack enough books! I have fond memories of it for that reason! And I read Rick Steves before that trip, SO HELPFUL!
The Pioneer Woman book sounds so interesting, and I am SO jealous of your Ireland trip!!!
Stay tuned! I’ll be posting our itinerary this month 🙂 I’m in major countdown more, even if it is months away haha.
Smart- I like how you break it up into e-books, home books, etc. I almost always have at least 2-3 going at the same time!