Devouring Books: A Tasty Look Ahead at 2016

Cheesy title aside (A Tasty Look Ahead…kind-of-sort-of embarrassed about that one) I want to be held accountable for the things I actually say I want to do with this blog this year. I have all of these plans for it swirling around in my mind and in order for the Devour Your Books swirling thoughts to not interfere with my What am I doing with my life swirling thoughts and the Am I adulting as well as I can? swirling thoughts, well, I basically need to get all of my blogging thoughts written down here. As soon as possible. As in…right now.

Here are the books/cookbooks I plan on reading and exploring over the next few months, AKA the rest the entirety of 2016 because let’s face it, I’m not as fast of a reader as I used to be.

  • Right now, I’m finishing up by almost-yearly read of The Great Gatsby, cliche, yes, but come on! Gatsby throws some insane parties and feasts. I’m bound to find something to cook and blog about from this classic F. Scott Fitzgerald gem.
  • I’ve owned Hemsley & Hemsley’s The Art of Eating Well for a little over a year now, and I’ve yet to even attempt to make anything from it. Everything looks beautiful and healthy and simply complicated (if that makes sense?) and this year I promise I’ll actually make something from it.
  • I’m totally looking forward to finally getting my hands on Laura Miller’s cookbook Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. and Guy Turland’s Bondi Harvest cookbook. These two are in the same bullet point because I started watching both of their YouTube videos at around the same time, and it’s so cool to see how far they’ve come since then.
  • I’m testing the YA fantasy waters. Something I haven’t tested in a while. I’m starting with the first of Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series and going from there.
  • More along the YA genre, I’ve been meaning to pick up Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything and Extraordinary Means for a while now. As a 20-something, it’ll be good to feel like a teen again. (I think? Maybe not.)
  • One of my favorite books in high school was To Kill A Mockingbird. Typical. And since I have a degree in English I think It’s basically a life requirement for me to read Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. If there’s any mention of food in this book, well, I’ll be sure to dedicate a post to it. If not, there’s always the other seven books listed above.

Whew! That’s more than a handful of books I want to get through, but I’m always looking for more to look into so please do send me your suggestions! Oh and do let me know what you’re all reading these days and what’s on your reading list this year.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope your 2016 is going better than expected and if not, that’s okay too. There’s still plenty of time to turn things around.

Happy eating, reading, and living.







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