Circling the Sun
I'm a big fan of The Paris Wife. If for nothing else, it turned me onto reading Hemingway and for that I am grateful. I'm excited to read McLain's follow up (and NY Times Bestseller). It's another historical fiction drama (and you know I love those -- there's at least one on every reading list I make!). This one follows lady badass Beryl Markham who became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. She was also a race horse trainer, bush pilot, and author who had a ridiculously unconventional childhood. I can't wait to learn more about this #BossLady.
Food: A Love Story
I love comedy. I love food. There's no reason I shouldn't love this book.
Something to Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs
I'm one of those rare millennials who has no opinion on Questlove. I mean, his music doesn't offend me, but I never thought of him as a musical genius. That is until I listened to his recent interview with Terry on Fresh Air. I have a whole new respect for this guy. Besides holding down like 25 jobs at once, he's also funny as hell and a "food enthusiast" (can that be my official job title?). Bourdain trusts him as a food guide, so why shouldn't I?
The Summer Before the War: A Novel
I have a feeling this recent release will be on a bunch of beaches this summer. Why? Because this NY Times Bestseller is being called "the cure to your Downton Abby withdrawl." It focuses on a small idyllic English town right before the start of WWI and features scandal and star-crossed lovers. Sound familiar?
Miller's Valley: A Novel
This one also just came out. (Side note: What's with this trend where titles are formatted, "XXXXX: A NOVEL"? I already know that I'm reading a novel. I didn't just stumble into read a page without knowing wtf I was getting into.) This bestseller follows a young woman who goes home and uncovers dark secrets about her family. Normally this wouldn't grab me, but people seem to love it so who am I to argue?
What are you reading this summer?