Short month, but plenty of reading was done. This month I have three non-fictions to review. Two of them I really enjoyed. One was just okay to me, but I net it would really appeal to a different audience. Let’s dive in!
Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner
This book is about a period of time in the life of David Lebovitz. Apparently he is a famous chef, but I honestly had never heard about him. Even not knowing who he was I loved this book. It is all about his time living in Paris. He is American, so he points out all sorts of cultural differences. To be perfectly honest he made me never want to live in Paris. But really I never wanted to spend much time there anyway. (I know, I don’t think you are supposed to admit that!) I couldn’t put the book down though! It was like you were right there walking the streets with him. It helps that I adore reading about food and cooking. He made the tastes come alive. Each chapter comes with recipes to try. Now, he claims these are easy to do for any home cook. I didn’t see one I thought I would actually attempt. Maybe some day, when I’m not prepping food for three little ones on a budget and with time constraints. But it was enough to just read them all. He does give resources for where to find the less common ingredients and tools if you want to give them a go. I felt like I learned a lot about the Parisian culture that real people live in, not a romanticized version. A great read to feel like you took a trip without actually going anywhere.
I love getting to learn new things and gain new perspectives on the world. Any suggestions for next month? Happy reading!