Recent Book Recommendations

I’ve read some great books in the past few months…..see below for a rundown

I can’t remember who recommended The Book Thief to me but it’s been on my list for quite some time. Heavy subject matter but beautifully written and a lovely story – I’d recommend it.

The Book Thief

I really enjoy reading so-called “Foodie Biographies” and Born Round was no different. Frank Bruni is the former food critic for the New York Times and writes candidly about his lifelong food struggles. It’s at times moving and at times laugh out loud funny – I loved it. If you want to read another great Foodie Bio by a former New York Times critic try Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires which I read a few years ago

Born Round

There has been some recent controversy with Greg Mortenson but I really enjoyed reading Stones into Schools – a kind of sequel to Three Cups of Tea. Regardless of the controversy his organization has done some incredible work in building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan and this book is at times fascinating as it describes the lengths they had to go through to make it happen

Stones into schools book cover

Jeff and I just canceled our Netflix subscription so this will probably be the last of the movie recommendations for awhile as it seems we never actually go to the theater (I still haven’t seen the Hunger Games!)

The Switch is a lighthearted romantic comedy – it’s like a beach read in the form of a movie. Not terrible but not fabulous

The switch Movie Poster

The Tiger’s Wife was the most recent book I finished. I enjoyed it but found it difficult to become really absorbed in – I picked it up and put it down a few times. It’s an interesting story and there are good parts but overall I didn’t love it.

The Tiger's Wife book cover

I loved the book Water for Elephants so assumed I would love the movie (Reese Witherspoon is one of my favorites) – it didn’t disappoint. It’s a sad story at times but I really loved it.

water for elephants movie poster

What have you all been reading and watching lately? Any suggestions I should add to my list?