I haven't been so excited that it's Friday since...well probably last Friday. This one's different though because I'm excited to stay home, relax, sleep, eat well, and just get caught up on things. I'm also ready to start a new book.
This week I finished up Everything You Ever Wanted. This is another book that I saw recommended somewhere and now I can't remember where or by whom. I didn't know what to expect at all. I had no idea who the author was, maybe others do. It's a memoir that's mostly about adopting a child with special needs and their journey to learn about and deal with those needs.
It seems like after every heavy, emotional, or difficult book, I'm ready for a light one. Fictitious Dishes is a great coffee table book...fun idea, beautiful photography, and one of those that you can pick up, read a few pages and then put down, easily picking back up again later. Fictitious Dishes began as a blog project and I just love the idea...equal parts research and creativity sound perfect to me.
I realized that a few "fifty reads" posts ago when I made the list of the books I've read this year, I didn't recommend any. So here's my favorites of the 27 I've read so far this year:
Non-fiction: any of the Atul Gawande books. I read three: Checklist Manifesto, Better, and Being Mortal. All are excellent.
Fiction: The Dinner by Herman Koch
Graphic Novel: Can We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
Memoir: Bettyville by George Hodgkin
Young Adult: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
It seems like everyone is talking about Station Eleven so I have that one to start this weekend. I also have The Rise by Sarah Lewis. What are you reading?