Hi ladies! I hope you are enjoying your Thursday so far! I can't believe how fast time moves these days I feel like time just keeps charging full speed ahead. Some days I trust just try to keep up honestly which brings me to todays post!
What do you guys do to relax and really slow down the pace in your life? I struggle with this sometimes I feel like I am constantly running from one thing to the next and so does my brain and it can be a real challenge to actually slow down. How I slow down preferably before I try and sleep is I read. I am quite a little book worm which I think many of you probably don't know. I love love reading its like escaping into a place far from the workings of your own life and getting to experience that for awhile.
As you see above and by the title these are not action thrillers or murder mystery books but feel good books. I cannot read books like that before bed which is when I do most of my reading because I usually bring whatever I read to my dreams. So I usually feel my life has enough excitement I don't need any extra that will hinder my sleep capability.
Now you are probably like jeez get enough with the describing the books already and okay okay I will. I'll stop chatting to you.
Book 1: Girls who Travel by Nicole Trivilas. From the back cover "There are many reasons women shouldn’t travel alone. But as foul-mouthed, sweet-toothed Kika Shores knows, there are many more reasons why they should. After all, most women want a lot more out of life than just having fun. Kika, for one, wants to experience the world. But ever since she returned from her yearlong backpacking tour, she’s been steeped in misery, battling rush hour with all the other suits. Getting back on the road is all she wants. So when she’s offered a nanny job in London – the land of Cadbury Cream Eggs – she’s happy at the prospect of going back overseas and getting paid for it. But as she’s about to discover, the most exhilarating adventures can happen when you stay in one place…"
I really enjoyed this book because it even though it is feel good book it was still gripping. It was about a girl who is trying to figure out who she is and wants to be in the world and has to learn how to fall out of love with someone and there are many twists and turns along the way that I won't spoil!
Book 2: Delicious! by Ruth Reichl. From the back cover: "Billie Breslin has traveled far from her home in California to take a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine. Away from her family, particularly her older sister, Genie, Billie feels like a fish out of water—until she is welcomed by the magazine’s colorful staff. She is also seduced by the vibrant downtown food scene, especially by Fontanari’s, the famous Italian food shop where she works on weekends. Then Delicious! is abruptly shut down, but Billie agrees to stay on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints in order to pay her bills. To Billie’s surprise, the lonely job becomes the portal to a miraculous discovery. In a hidden room in the magazine’s library, Billie finds a cache of letters written during World War II by Lulu Swan, a plucky twelve-year-old, to the legendary chef James Beard. Lulu’s letters provide Billie with a richer understanding of history, and a feeling of deep connection to the young writer whose courage in the face of hardship inspires Billie to comes to terms with her fears, her big sister and her ability to open her heart to love."
You will really enjoy this book if you love new york, food, love, and a little mystery all wrapped into one. This one sucks you in and before you know it an hour has passed.
Book 3: Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan. From the back cover: "A quiet seaside resort. An abandoned shop. A small flat. This is what awaits Polly Waterford when she arrives at the Cornish coast, fleeing a ruined relationship.To keep her mind off her troubles, Polly throws herself into her favorite hobby: making bread. But her relaxing weekend diversion quickly develops into a passion. As she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, each loaf becomes better than the last. Soon, Polly is working her magic with nuts and seeds, chocolate and sugar, and the local honey—courtesy of a handsome beekeeper. Packed with laughter and emotion, Little Beach Street Bakery is the story of how one woman discovered bright new life where she least expected"
This book is not the first of jenny's I've read. mMy favorite of hers probably is the bookshop on the corner but this one I just listed is just as good! This one is the definition of a feel good and that is really how all her books are. This one in particular is about a girl who has hit a massive brick wall in her life with a failing relationship and job she needs to start again somewhere new. And thats how it all begins!
I truly enjoyed all three of these books immensely and read them quite quickly because they were interesting and light and super enjoyable to read. If you end up reading one let me know and which one you liked most!