Morning folks! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to hit the ground running on a new week. Last Monday I shared a list of books that I had read with you, and today I want to finish that list. Did anyone get a chance to check out any of these books?
How to be Hepburn in a Hilton World by Jordan Christy- This was one of the books I read in my book club. This is a cute book with a strong emphasis on respecting oneself. I think this is a great book for young single girls who are looking for love. As the title suggests, the focus of the book is about how to go through life’s journeys with class, respect, and dignity. I think through the decades these characteristics have been lost, and it is a great reminder of style and grace. A cute book, and who doesn’t love Audrey?!
The Help by Kathryn Stockett- I think everyone but me read this last year. As I expected, this was a fantastic book, and I’m so glad that Stockett continued to pursue this novel despite all of her obstacles. I probably don’t need to say too much about this, because you’ve probably heard all about it a million times lol. I have been waiting for the movie to come out on HBO so that I can see it. I can’t wait! This is a great story and I recommend this book!
The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson- You know that moment when you know before even making the decision that you’re going to kick yourself later?! Yep this happened! I was coming home from a business trip and was totally brain fried. I wanted a book the would be relaxing for the flight, since I had finished my book on the way there. I picked up this book in the airport. I picked it based on the cover. Who doesn’t love a wedding?! How could I go wrong there? Oh my goodness, I was soooo wrong lol. This story was the most anti-climactic fictional story I’ve ever read. The story line was severely lacking and the writing was terrible. Yuck!
One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell- This was the first book I’ve read by Bushnell. But you probably know her!! She is the writer of Sex and the City (the book before the TV show or movie) and Lipstick Jungle (also the book before the show). Since I liked both of these shows I thought I would probably like this book. I was right! This book is about all the residents in a single historic and grand apartment building in New York city. I loved all of the many different characters and how their lives intertwined. There was also a great blog aspect to this book, so you know I loved that :-)
My Life in France by Julia Child- This is Julia Child’s memoir, and it is fantastic! I already loved Julia before reading this book, so this book only deepened my adoration for her. She was the inspiration behind our cookbook club, and yes, I’ve seen the movie Julie & Julia. Love it! What I loved about this memoir was hearing everything from her perspective: how she grew to love France and French cooking. It was so romantic how she spoke about her husband Paul, and often made me tear up. She also includes a lot of home pictures in the book that truly help illustrate her love for Paul, cooking, and France. This is such a sweet book that I recommend to all foodies :-)
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
Did you get a chance to go through the list of books from last Monday? What did you think?
Also, please tell me what you’ve been reading this summer? Do you have any book recommendations for me of something you’ve read lately? Please share with me!!!