It's been a while since I shared my last book report. But now I'm back again. In the past few weeks I read some really great books and I'm happy to share them today.
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby: The story covers the life of a young woman who wants to become a comedian. It's more about what happens behind the scenes of a comedy show, when the lights are turned out. I loved reading it and there were several times when I thought that the book talked about a real life person. (I even googled it to see, if that woman might exist). Although the title reads "funny girl", the book itself isn't about a funny story. There weren't many times I had to laugh because of the story. But I really liked how you can loose yourself in following the whole life of the main character.
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion: This is the sequel of The Rosie Project I read last year. It's a fun story, and I had to laugh out loud several times but I liked the first one a little bit better. If you enjoyed the Rosie Project, I highly recommend reading it. You don't want to miss their new apartment (where it always smells like beer), Don's new office (in a bathroom) and how they handle it expecting their first baby (not that well).
A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg: I loved that book! I always have mixed feelings about cookbooks without photos. But this one is so much more than a cookbook without photos. With every recipe comes a story. A story that makes you want to try out every recipe (except the ones with bananas in it - because seriously, who likes bananas?). You learn so much about how it was, growing up like Molly in a household where the kitchen plays such an important part. I read the book from one end to the other, but you can easily just open the book and read one short story and close it again. This is definitely what I'll be doing when I'm going to try out some recipes from the book. Molly has a great blog called orangette. The voice of her blog posts is exactly like the book is. And I like it.
My favorite quote from the book: "Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been and who we want to be."
What are you reading at the moment?