September 16, 2014

reading list


The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. A charming story about a professor of genetics looking to find a wife. He designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner, a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers and the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities, and is quickly disqualified as a candidate. However, an unlikely relationship develops―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. “Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, Graeme Simsion’s distinctive debut navigates the choppy waters of adult relationships, both romantic and platonic, with a fresh take (USA TODAY).” 

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I wasn’t immediately intrigued by the story line of this book, but once I saw it was written by the same author as The Virgin Suicides, it was instantly added to my book list. A story about a baby who was first born as a girl, and then again as a teenage boy.

Make It Ahead by Ina Garten. I have mentioned other Barefoot Contessa favorites in the past, but I especially like the looks of her latest book Make It Ahead. I love to entertain, so will find her clear instruction and do-ahead recipes very helpful in preparing for my next dinner party.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. All I really needed to know to make me want to read more, Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”—John Green, The New York Times This story of two misfits falling in love helps you remember your first, and how hard it pulled you under.