7 Excellent Books to Read This Summer

The best books to read for summer 2021

Was 2020 a slow reading year for anyone else? The pandemic basically turned my brain into mush. That being said, my love for reading came back with a vengeance this year. I’ve been reading so much this summer and it feels delicious. I’ve run the gamut from memoirs to fiction to historical non-fiction. I’ve liked … Read more

Why I Don’t Do Reading Challenges

Reading challenges seem to be all the rage these days. The annual PopSugar Reading Challenge is especially popular, which prompts you to read an impressive 40 books in a year. The list ranges widely, from ‘a book from a nonhuman perspective’ to ‘a book involving travel’. In theory, I love the idea of a reading challenge; … Read more

6 Cookbooks that Travelers will Absolutely Love

I like to cook and host dinner parties more than basically anything. And I love to cook food from all over the world – from countries I’ve lived in (France, Argentina), countries I’ve visited (Japan), and countries I’m dying to visit (Iran, Korea). So I wanted to put together a list of my favorite cookbooks that feature international cuisine. This … Read more

The 16 Best Books I Read in 2016

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday! As many long-term readers know, I love to read. As I know many of you are also readers, I wanted to share my favorite books of 2016. Reading this list you’ll notice a few trends. I read lots of non-fiction, i.e. biographies, memoirs, and social criticism books. I also enjoy beautifully written … Read more