Lately I’ve been struggling with getting through a whole book. My attention span isn’t what it used to be. I struggle with sitting still and focusing on the story. I need a storyline that draws me in from the very beginning, that I connect with on a need level, as in, I need to read this book right now because it really resonates with me. These days, a good book is hard for me to find. I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn this summer, and it was a great thriller. Then, I sat still long enough to read the humorous memoir Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling.
My favorite literary niche is food narrative. And, so far, I have only found two books that fit into this description. The first book I ever found in this genre was Cooking for Mr. Latte by Amanda Hesser. This book was an awakening for me. It is hands-down my favorite book, I have read it at least 5 times, and I have given it to several of my fellow-foodie friends. I have also tried several of the recipes in the book, and they have all been exceptional!
Along these lines is where my latest book conquest has come. I thought that I had just ordered a sample on my Kindle, but the next morning, I had a receipt in my inbox, and the whole book waiting for me on my Kindle. And so I began reading Lunch in Paris: A Love Story in Recipes.
This book reminded me a lot of Cooking for Mr. Latte. There are a few recipes in this book that I may actually try. But, the actual narrative was a lovely story about a girl who falls in love with France. Reading it was a nice escape.
Next on my bookshelf are:
Blog Inc. is a book I’ve seen around that I can’t wait to read to give me some guidance and inspiration as to how to grow my blog viewership and start building a community of readers.
A Homemade Life is a book that I fell in love with just by looking at the cover. Hoping that it’s as good to read as it looks from the cover. The author pens a very popular blog called Orangette. You may want to check it out.
So tell me, what are you reading? Do you have a favorite niche genre? I’m always on the lookout for a great read.
Thanks for Looking & Happy reading!