I love reading, but sometimes it is so hard to figure out what to read next! I'd love to have a never ending stream of good recommendations. Here are two good books I've read recently.
Over the spring break I so very much enjoyed reading A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenburg. To tell the truth, I'd never actually read her blog. I just kept seeing her book pop up on others' blogs, so I decided to check it out (my lovely mother brought it up to me one day of my break since we are short on bookstores locally). Each little chapter is a gem of a personal essay followed by a recipe. I found Molly to be sweet and friendly and I so enjoyed her story. She writes especially beautifully about her late father. What a lovely tribute to him. The recipes look great too. I especially want to make the coconut macaroons I've seen popping up on the blogs.
The other book I just finished is Run by Ann Patchett. I love all her books but it's been six years since she published a novel! I was happy to find this one. It's about a family in Boston with three sons, two adopted, and basically what happens to them one snowy winter night. The whole thing takes place over a twenty-four hour period. My only complaint is that the book was too short--I wanted it to keep going. I don't want to give away the plot but I will say that the characters are very interesting, as is the story, and the writing is excellent.
Up next, The Maytrees. So far I like it. It's very poetic.