Today I’m linking up with the Modern Mrs. Darcy to discuss what I’ve been reading lately. If you have time to “go down the rabbit hole” and want to watch your reading list explode, I highly recommend clicking over to the other blogs on this link up. I always finish my clicks with a new list of books to pick up at the library. SO fun!
It was a slow reading month for me, but you’ll notice there was a theme. Food!!
Delicious! by Ruth Reichl – Simply put, this is a fun, light read. The main character lands a “dream job” at a food magazine, adds a random assortment of eccentric but charming characters to her life, and then unearths a series of mysteries and letters in the magazine’s book stacks. It’s there that she starts to find her direction and sets out on a mission. The reader tags along while life takes her on a few twists and turns. But the best part of the story, in my opinion, is the setting: the New York food scene. New York City always seems to steal the show in whatever book or movie or TV show it’s featured in. This book made me want to dive into Ruth Reichl’s non-fiction books and cooking memoirs. Although this story was fun, I think non-fiction is always better and more entertaining.
Jesus, Bread and Chocolate: Crafting a Handmade Faith in a Mass-Market World by John J. Thompson – This book is an interesting commentary on our consumption society and how it relates back to our religious tendencies. This book covers all the subjects that are so dear to me: Jesus, chocolate, coffee, music, beer, homestead gardens, etc. I loved the author’s stories about the indie/foodie people he has encountered, but I especially loved the stories about his troubled childhood and how he overcame his issues. In a lot of ways this book reminded me of “Bread and Wine” by Shauna Niequist, but related from a man’s perspective. (Bread and Wine is another foodie book that I utterly love and this post truly wouldn’t be complete without mentioning it.)
What have you been reading lately? Please share!