What I read over the weekend:
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertelli
I know what you’re thinking: OMG how have you not read this yet? Guys, sometimes I live under a rock—and worse yet, I tend to avoid contemporary. BUT with the movie coming out (not until June in Germany), I bought the book, got in my most comfy lounge clothes and immersed myself into this gorgeous world. Five hours–and one good cry later– it was over! I LOVED it. If you haven’t read it, pick it up. It has the kind of writing that is easy to read, which means it was beautifully (and arduously) written. It deserves everything.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Another one of those, why haven’t you read this already? Well, after I finished Simon vs., I was looking for another love story in my stack of books. I bought this a while ago but ask around—when you’re trying to write your own stories, finding time to read is tough. Anyway, this is a combo of the things I love: LOVE, scifi, Cinderella retellings, and enemies to lovers (sorta). I had a fun time with this; no surprises but loads of love for scifi + conventions and nerds. I ended this with a big ole’ goofy smile on my face.
These are the cookbooks that have arrived in the last two days and I’m currently digging through. I’ll be making the Buttermilk Cornbread from Brown Sugar Kitchen (by Tanya Holland) this weekend, and the Ramen with Crispy Duck from Between Harlem and Heaven (by JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls) ASAP—I LOVE RAMEN. These are both beautiful cookbooks that I can’t wait to enjoy with my family. They are easy to read, easy to follow, and have gorgeous pictures! I’ll post on here once I do a few recipes (if you’re interested)!