It is another beautiful, 75 degree and sunny day here in San Antonio. It is nice to be able to go outside every day and enjoy this gorgeousness before we head home to winter in Wisconsin. But talking about nice weather gets a bit mundane, so I thought I would share a bit of what I’ve been reading and enjoying these past few months. I started “saving” books several months before we left so that I would have a good stack to bring a long and have on my iPad. Thanks to everyone that has offered suggestions, and if you have more, please feel free to send them my way – I still have a few weeks to pack in as many books as possible! What are some of your favorite reads?
Service Included by Phoebe Damrosch – While we so often focus on the food at great restaurants, Damrosch writes from the perspective of the service staff, and how important this is to a restaurant’s success.
The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dash – I received The Maze Runner for Christmas (thanks again, John!) and it didn’t take long before both Justin and I had devoured the entire series. If you read and liked The Hunger Games trilogy, you’ll definitely enjoy these books by Dash.
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls – We all might have moments where we think our parents are a bit crazy, but Walls puts that all in perspective as she writes about growing up with a paranoid, compulsive, transient, alcoholic dad and mom.
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott – Drawing on her own experiences, struggles and joys, Lamott shares how her faith has been challenged, stretched, failed and soared. I really appreciated her honesty and how that honestly has allowed her faith to grow.
Sold by Patricia McCormick – The heart-wrenching fictional account of a 13 year old girl sold to a brothel in India, which is the reality for millions of women and children around the globe.
God in a Brothel by Daniel Walker – Walker relays his experiences as an investigator for international organizations that infiltrate the sex trafficking businesses around the globe and attempt to rescue the victims and prosecute the offenders.
America the Edible by Adam Richman – If you are fan of Man Vs. Food on the Travel Channel, you will enjoy the familiar tone as Richman accounts his favorite food cities and the great places to eat around the country.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentices by Lisa Abend – This was one of the most interesting books I’ve read in awhile. El Bulli was such a cutting edge restaurant, consistently rated the best in the world. Abend does a fantastic job of pulling back the curtain and giving us a glimpse of what it was like for the apprentices that were working for a season.
Anne of Green Gables Series by L. M. Montgomery – I think I have read this entire series at least 6 times since I was 11, but I still love it.