Summer is all about taking it easy. For me, the perfect summer day involves fresh fruit, a deliciously refreshing glass on homemade lemonade and the perfect read. While I typically read throughout the year, there’s something about summer that makes me devour book after book. With this in mind, I wanted to share with you a few of the books I picked up recently. One I’ve already read and loved, two I’m still relishing and the last is just calling my name.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
I toyed with the idea of reading this book long before I decided to pick it up, but I am so happy that I did. The story follows Cecilia Fitzpatrick, a successful business woman and devoted wife and mother. One day, she discovers a letter written by her husband years before that reveals a deep and dark secret, one that will change her life and the lives of those around her. It’s beautifully written and a definite page-turner.
Clean Green Eats by Candice Kumai
I’ve been a fan of Candice Kumai since discovering her blog Stiletto Chef years back. Since then, she has published three cookbooks all focusing on eating clean foods that benefit your body and give it the vitamins and nutrients it needs to be its most beautiful, inside and out. Her latest book, Clean Green Eats may be my favourite. The layout is clean and simple, the photographs are colourful and inspirational, and the recipes are healthy, clean and so delicious. I’ve already indulged in the chocolate avocado brownies, the kale mushroom lasagna and the chocolate banana smoothie – all were amazing!
What To Eat by Marion Nestle
Whether you are a carnivore, pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan, I think the most important thing is to be educated when it comes to what you are eating and where it comes from. With all the labels and claims on foods, it’s become more and more difficult to choose what foods we should be eating. This book takes a look at the food industry and walks us through each section of a typical grocery store, explaining issues, cutting through foodie jargon and complicated nutrition labels, and debunking the misleading health claims made by big food companies. An interesting read for anyone who wants to make better food choices and is inspired to eat more nutritiously.
Eight Hundred Grapes: A Novel by Laura Dave
Another book about secrets (you know you love them!), this book follows Georgia Ford, a girl who grew up on her family’s vineyard in Sonoma where she learned some pretty important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred. The secret ingredient in her mother’s lasagna: chocolate. The secret behind ending a fight: hold hands. Then there’s the secret her fiancé has been keeping… I have yet to sink my teeth into this one, but I can’t wait to get into it.
What are your book recommendations? Leave them in the comments below!