Summer Reads

Summer has always been a time to catch up on my reading. Last summer, I reviewed every book I read (or nearly). Unfortunately, this is my last term in school and summer has little meaning for me as far as lazy days with a book go. That said, I’ve managed to finish two great reads in the last week, and am sorry that I cannot share much more than a quick post…

Fab Summer Read #1: Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Mystery, romance, Victorian-era drama and rich description. This novel gripped me from the very first line and kept me reading late into the night.

Fab Summer Read #2: The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer 8. Lee

Part historical research, part foodie journey, Lee’s account provides fascinating insight into the world of American-Chinese food, it’s history, and it’s effect on the immigrant experience in America, as well as people’s perception of “Americanness” around the world. I don’t usually read nonfiction for fun, but Lee’s narrative style was so engaging, I was hooked. This is the kind of book that makes me want to share it with friends.