If you finished your beach reading list I commend you. Mine is an endless stack that grows bigger every week. So, I decided to mark the new season with some more book picks. After all, it’s a time of changing leaves, windy walks, apple and pumpkin spice, and a great time to read indoors or out. Here are a few books that grabbed my attention.
Transcription by Kate Atkinson “Initially recruited to transcribe secretly recorded conversations between British fascist sympathizers who think they are conspiring with the Gestapo, Juliet Armstrong is one day given an infiltration assignment (and a gun), during which she discovers an important document—and just like that she becomes an undercover agent.” (Publisher’s Weekly)
A character thrust into a spy’s life sounds intriguing.
Girl, Wash Your Faceby Rachel Hollis New season, new you? I read a review that described this book as a mix of personal anecdotes and biblical lessons, this may be a good choice if you’re in the mood for a little self-help. I haven’t read it, but it sounds interesting. “With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them.” (Barnes & Noble Overview)
Hope Was Hereby Joan Bauer I just read this and recommend it. It’s a middle grade/teen book that follows the main character, Hope, as she navigates family and social issues. Hope is a relatable character with a big heart. Taken in by her Aunt as an infant, growing and learning about the world as they move from place to place for work, Hope faces challenges with grace and grit. When they move from New York to Wisconsin, she resists, but finds the small town offers them a lot more than expected. It’s a heart-warming book.
Cravings: Hungry for Moreby Chrissy Teigen, Adeena Sussman Fall makes me hungry for comfort food, and this cookbook looks like it's got all the ingredients for some yummy, comforting and easy meals. “After two years of parenthood, falling in love with different flavors, and relearning the healing power of comfort food, this book is like Chrissy’s new edible diary: recipes for quick-as-a-snap meals; recipes for lighter, brighter, healthier-ish living; and recipes that, well, are gonna put you to bed, holding your belly. And it will have you hungry for more.” (Barnes & Noble Overview) I am in.
Enjoy the changing leaves and some good reads! Kristen