2016 Reading List Update

I haven’t gotten much reading done with surgery and all but I have managed to knock some of the items off of my reading list this year. 

A book you can finish in a day – My best friend just got the entire set of Lemony Snicket books so we have been reading them together and we have managed to read a book a day when we have time to. They are so small and fun. 

A book recommended by a local librarian or bookseller – The book Eleanor was recommended to me by a person in Barnes and Noble. Luckily, I managed to snag a free copy off of the internet. 

A book you’ve already read at least once – I also restarted the Chronicles of Narnia series all over again. I just love those books.  

While I’m discussing books, I was able to snag a copy of the book Tasting Rome by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill. I was really excited to get this book because my husband will be studying abroad there this summer and I wanted to experience a smidgen of the culture with him since I wont be able to accompany him. 

The photographs in the book make everything in the book look so yummy. I also love how they give you the Italian names for all of the meals and the accompanying definitions. It makes me feel fancy when I say them to people and oddly enough, it has been helping Josh with Italian. 

I will say that a majority of the recipes we were unable to use because we either don’t like seafood or don’t drink or cook with alcohol but I know that is not the problem for most people. The recipes we could try though were so delicious! Especially the deserts, LOL. 

If you like Italian food and are adventurous, this is a really good cookbook to have. 

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

8 thoughts on “2016 Reading List Update

  1. Yay for accomplishing a few things off of your reading list! Tasting Rome sounds like a great book. We have several cookbooks, but none that are specifically Italian. We definitely don’t cook Italian enough. Thanks for the recommend!

  2. I love the Lemony Snicket books! They’re making it into a TV series on Netflix with Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf.

    Oooh, I should restart the Harry Potter series for my list.

    Rome is a beautiful city! I visited a couple of years ago, and I would definitely go back. The food was delicious, as well.

  3. I would love to read the Lemony Snicket books again. I’ve always been a slow reader so as a child it would take me months to read of those books.

    Italian food is my favourite so I would be interested to read “Tasting Rome”.

  4. I read the first 3 Lemony Snicket books recently and I have to say that they really frustrated me 😛 What the hell is wrong with the adults in this place?? 😀

    I am interested in seeing how the Netflix tv show of them goes though.

  5. I tried to get into the Lemony Snicket books, but the act of defining words on every other page put me off . . . maybe I’ll try it again.

    Chronicles of Narnia! I had a rocky relationship with that series but that’s because I was trying to read it by chronological order (with Magician’s Nephew as the first book), but then I tried reading it in publication order, and that helped a lot! My favourite book was The Voyage of the Dawn Treader XD I also fell in love with Edmund Pevensie. *swoons*

  6. I should really read more books. I tend to listen to them on audiobook more than actually reading them. That way I can knit or do chores or something while I’m “reading.” It’s fun, but sometimes I miss parts as I get distracted. I need to get a good old fashioned book in my hand!

  7. I told myself to read more in 2016 and I’ve only read 2 books this year! Love the recommendation of Tasting Rome. Need to check it out!!!

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