What I’m Reading

Apparently I had a thing for red covers… I’ve read a decent amount since our sweet little Kennedy arrived, though I probably should’ve been using that time to sleep.

Linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy!

The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball

I’m increasingly getting in touch with my crunchy side so this memoir made my inner earth-mother really happy. At one point in reading, I asked Tim if we could get a cow… Kristin gives up the city life for a farmer she just met and his dream of offering a full diet CSA from land he doesn’t own yet. I loved this book.

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Masterfully written historical fiction about Sarah Grimke, an early nineteenth century abolitionist, and the life of her “human present” (household slave) Hetty. Kidd weaves a captivating and hear breaking narrative using both women’s perspectives.


Emma (A Modern Retelling) by Alexander McCall Smith

Part of The Austen Project which recruited world renowned authors to reimagine Austen’s six novels, McCall’s Emma was just so-so. Emma is my favorite Jane Austen novel (if you could actually pick such a thing…) so I had high expectations. Some of McCall’s modern interpretations didn’t sit right with me, but I was curious enough to keep reading.

The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay

Katherine Reay is a delightful author. Her ability to seamlessly weave classic literature into her own works is endlessly readable. I devoured her first two books (Dear Mr. Knightley and Lizzy and Jane) and this one was no different. However, I’m much less familiar with the Brontes and Gaskell, so connected a little less with the characters in The Bronte Plot. Still a great read.

The Royal We by Heather Cocks

I’m not sure I would actually recommend this to anyone because of some questionable content, but it was a fun and light-hearted read perfect for my postpartum late nights. If you’re a fan of Kate and William, you’d love this book.

Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans by Michelle Tam

Our effort to eat more protein, more vegetable, and more healthy fats led me to Nom Nom Paleo at the end of Summer. I’ve made a few of her recipes with success and love their podcast. I was pleased that one of our local libraries had their cookbook, but most of the content can be found on the blog so I wouldn’t spend the money to have this on your shelf.


Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On The Go by Diana Rodgers

We aren’t Paleo, but this cookbook (also borrowed from the library) gave me a ton of good ideas for incorporating more meat and veggies in to my diet.

What are you reading?

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2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading

  1. Loved the cow comment…I totally felt the same way. Actually Laszlo told someone this weekend that we want to get a cow…and then we went on a Sunday drive to look at property…I was very surprised! Thanks for recommending The Dirty Life. SO GOOD. Also I haven’t used either of those Paleo cookbooks so I will have to see if our library has them–or request that they purchase them!

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