I have really been into reading lately. Since I am up late night nursing Frances, I bring my Kindle in her room get cozy in the rocking chair and read while I nurse her- FYI if your Kindle is not back lit and mine isn’t you can download the kindle app for free and read on your ipad or phone. It automatically sincs up all devices which is nice. This way I can read in the dark while I feed her.
This is a list of my recent reads including a few new cookbooks that I love.
CALLIES BISCUITS AND SOUTHERN TRADITIONS– I am a huge fan of Callie and her delicious biscuits. She is a Charleston girl after my own heart with her amazing recipes. This cookbook is awesome and side note if you see Callie’s Pimento Cheese or biscuits at your grocery store buy them they are amazing. If your grocery doesn’t sell them you can order the biscuits HERE and Pimento Cheese HERE.
GIADAS FEEL GOOD FOOD– I received this book as a Christmas Gift and immediately devoured it front to back. Not only does it have really gorgeous recipes but it is also filled with health and beauty tips from Giada who at 40+ looks pretty freaking amazing. I have tried several recipes from here and they were all awesome and full of flavor.
REAL GIRLS KITCHEN– This book is by Haylie Duff, Hilary Duff’s sister. I bet you are thinking it is random she has a cookbook and it kind of is, but the cookbook is legit. I first started following her on instagram where she posted some really delicious looking recipes which got me intrigued. Her cookbook is actually pretty awesome. I have made a few recipes, the veggie sandwich and kale salad which did not disappoint. The book is paperback and I usually prefer hardback cookbooks but it is a nice size.
AERIN LAUDER BEAUTY AT HOME- I have a major girl crush on Aerin, love her and her style. This is one gorgeous coffee table book.
THE HUSBAND’S SECRET- I mentioned this book Monday but it was one of the best books I have read in a long time. I devoured it and was sad when it was over.
WHAT ALICE FORGOT- This is by Laine Moriaty as well and also a really awesome thought provoking book. Alice falls and hits her head and forgets the last ten years of her life. She is currently in the middle of divorcing her husband but only remembers from when she was first pregnant with their first child. It is a really good story that makes you think about relationships.
THE SILVER GIRL– I have really been into Elin Hilderbrand books since this Summer. I think I have read 5 of them so far. They are all easy reads and the characters are easy to relate to. This one is about a woman whose husband pulls a sort of ponzi scheme and she is left penniless and shocked that the man she new did this without her knowledge. During the prosecution and trial she goes to Nantucket to live with an old friend and rediscover herself.
THE LAST ORIGINAL HOUSEWIFE– I loved this book. Another relationship story about a woman ending her 20+ year marriage to her husband. Part of it was set in Charleston which I especially loved.
TORI SPELLING: SPELLING LIKE IT IS– I am a bit embarrassed to admit I read this book but it was actually pretty interesting. It talks about Tori’s last pregnancy which she nearly died from and how she lost all her money. I read this in two days. It is from Tori’s first person point of view so it feels like you are talking with her in person. and don’t hate but I am a Tori fan.
I think my love for reading is hopefully rubbing off on Sterling. He loves story time. I read to him before his nap and at bedtime Matt and I each read him a book. These are our all time favorite books they are aways on heavy rotation in our house. The Peter Brown Books are awesome I highly recommend them all, they are cute and funny. Dragons Love Tacos is our book we always read on Mason Taco Night:)
Please send some new book recs for me and Sterling our way! We love finding new favorites!