Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Book Report: Fall Edition

I've been reading a lot now that winter is here and it's colder outside. Here are a couple books I've run through lately:

Tenting To-night - A fun book about a massive camping trip around 1915 in the cascade mountains complete with guides, pack horses and adventures. I'd read many of Mary Roberts Rinehart's mysteries and this quick non-fiction book was a nice compliment to her writing style. Free on your Kindle!

Alice, Let's Eat - Calvin Trillin is just the best. The danger with this book is that it gives you a massive appetite, and also it makes you want to read his touching New Yorker tribute to Alice five years after her death and get weepy.

Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel - One of the readers here got me started on this series. I'm fairly addicted. Love the details about life in 1930's England.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me - Mindy's book is simultaneously silly and insightful. Especially good on the topics of friendship. Her parents sound pretty lovely too. It makes a great pair for working, creative-career women with Tina Fey's book.

3 comments:

Adrianne said...

So glad you're liking Maisie Dobbs! They're so good.

Anonymous said...

I knew you'd love Maisie Dobbs! (Sorry, that sounds like I'm stalking you, but I have followed your blog for a couple of years now.)

Mims

Stacey @ Heres to Life said...

Thanks for the book list! I've been dying to read Mindy Kaling's book...so glad you liked it!