Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Michael Pollan examines four styles of cooking – barbeque, braising, baking bread, and fermenting. He goes into the history of each as he learns about them from experts in the field.
I like reading Michael Pollan’s books even if the subject matter isn’t particularly relevant to me. I’m not going to make or eat North Carolina style whole hog barbeque for example but it was an interesting story.
A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny’s Story by Brenda Ashford
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Brenda Ashford trained as a nanny in the premier institution in England in the 1930s. She expected to have a life serving the upper classes and their children but the war changed that. She served in evacuee homes and state run day cares for women required to work in the war effort.
This was an interesting look at a changing society through the eyes of a woman trained to serve in one way and then living another life entirely. She is considered England’s longest serving nanny having worked most of her life until her 90s.
A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Sophie’s family doesn’t take her seriously because she’s not an academic.Â When she is shipped off to care for an ailing relative, no one expects it lead her to a trip to America to chase down a possible inheritance.Â
This is a nice light read.Â I’ve really liked all of this author’s books.Â They are funny and romantic.
They all look like interesting and entertaining reads, hope you enjoy them!
I’m looking forward to Cooked when I have a chance to do some more reading.
I love Katie Fforde’s books- enjoy your reading!
Here is my Monday post-
Some great looking books here. Have a fab week! See what I’m reading here.
Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx
I like the covers of the last two books you read. I’m currently reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer.
I’ve heard great things about Katie Fforde’s books – need to pick one up soon!
Have a great week!
~Kristin @ Always With a Book
Cooked and A Spoonful of Sugar both sound really good!
I love Katie Fforde’s books!
I love the cover for A Perfect Proposal. It sounds like a great, funny read. 🙂 Enjoy your books!
Take a look at what I’m reading this week.
I have A Perfect Proposal on my stack of TBR books. I’m glad you liked it. I hope to get to it in the next couple of weeks. Sometimes light, funny, and romantic books are exactly what I need.
A Spoonful of Sugar sounds fascinating. I don’t read much nonfiction but I may have to give this a try sometime.