De zomer is aangebroken. Dat betekent: een nieuwe reading list! Mijn Spring Reading List is bijna helemaal uitgelezen. Enkel ”The Book of Tomorrow’ van Cecilia Ahern staat nog op het lijstje. Vanmorgen heb ik ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ van Jonathan Safran Foer uitgelezen. Die stond nog op de Winter Reading List. Ondertussen heb ik al een hele nieuwe lijst boeken uitgekozen. Wat denken jullie van deze?
Thyme Out – Katie Fforde
When Perdita Dylan delivers her baby vegetables to a local hotel and finds that her unpredictable ex-husband, Lucas, has taken over the kitchen, she is horrified – particularly when she discovers he’s being groomed as the latest celebrity chef and needs her picturesque, if primitive cottage, and her, in supporting roles.
Her life is further complicated when Kitty, her 87-year-old friend, has a stroke. Perdita needs someone to lean on – and Lucas seems so keen to help that she starts to wonder if he’s really such a villain. Can she cope with all this alone? Or should she face up to the fact that ‘You can’t cuddle lettuces’?
Part love letter to New York, part love letter to Paris, and total devotion to all things sweet. Paris, My Sweet is a personal and moveable feast that’s a treasure map for anyone who loves fresh cupcakes and fine chocolate, New York and Paris, and life in general. It’s about how the search for happiness can be as fleeting as a sliver of cheesecake and about how the life you’re meant to live doesn’t always taste like the one you envisioned. Organized into a baker’s dozen of delicacies (and the adventures they inspired) that will tempt readers’ appetites, Paris, My Sweet is something to savor.
Life is sweet for chocolate maker Chloe Lyon! In the picture-perfect Lancashire village of Sticklepond, Confectioner Chloe dispenses inspirational sweet treats containing a prediction for each customer. If only her own life was as easy to forecast – perhaps Chloe could have foreseen being jilted at the altar! But when a new Vicar arrives in the village, the rumour mill goes into overdrive. Not only is Raffy Sinclair the charismatic ex-front man of rock band ‘Mortal Ruin’, he’s also the Chloe’s first love and the man who broke her heart. Try as she might, Chloe can’t ignore this blast from her past. Could now be the time for her to make a wish – and dare to believe it can come true? A charming novel for chocoholics everywhere, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Jill Mansell and Carole Matthews.
Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: ” Secrets from her boyfriend: “I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.” Secrets from her mother: ” I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching “Ben-Hur. Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world: “I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is. Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger….Until Emma comes face-to-face with Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her…