Welcome to the Sunday Brunch #TBR Roundup. While you sip your Sunday morning coffee, you can see what we’ve added to our “To Be Read” lists this past week (Sun 21 Feb – Sat 27 Feb). Discover all of the various places we get our reading recommendations. Have you read any of these? What did you think of them?
Cowgirl Creamery Cooks by Sue Conley & Peggy Smith
This is a cookbook that I was given by my sister-in-law, and it focuses on cheese! For this Wisconsin-girl-turned-North-Carolina-resident, nothing could be better than a book filled with ways to use cheese! The authors have filled the pages with interesting stories and fun facts about all things cheese; just looking at each page makes me hungry.
Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin
I’m always trying to find ways to better study my Bible, and her approach recognizes that many people have tried—and failed—to dig in to quality study many times before. I’m excited for a renewed energy with this!
The Buried Giant by Kazoo Ishiguro
I picked up three paperbacks at Barnes & Noble this week because there was a table of buy 2 get 1 free, and I couldn’t resist! I’ve read one other Ishiguro novel (The Remains of the Day) and enjoyed it, so I grabbed this one, without reading any reviews first. Hope my bet pays off!
Tender by Belinda McKeon
I’m 80 percent positive I found this on Twitter. The subject matter is really intriguing! I mean, listen to this: “By turns exhilarating and devastating, Tender is a dazzling exploration of human relationships, of the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we are taught to tell. It is the story of first love and lost innocence, of discovery and betrayal.” Oofda! Had to add it to my TBR list!
Woodswoman I: Living Alone in the Adirondack Wilderness by Anne LaBastille
LQer Bekky told me about Anne LaBastille and since mountains and nature and living in the woods are my kind of thing I immediately added this to my list (as well as her more instructive book, “Women and Wilderness”).
Altitude Adjustment: A Quest for Love, Home, and Meaning in the Tetons by Mary Beth Baptiste
Adding Woodswoman in Goodreads led me to this book, so I added it as well. I can’t get enough women in the woods writing about elk and birds.
Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis by R.T. Rybak
R.T. Rybak was our mayor for 12 years, resigning in 2014. He has been a hero of mine since I moved here in 2011. He crowd surfed at concerts. He tweeted about local beers. He wrote poems for snow emergencies and baseball games. And he did a lot of great things politically, too. He’s a fascinating human being and I’m excited to see what he has to say about his time in office. Publishes on April 13.
House of Leaves by Mark K. Danielewski
I’m so excited to get to this one. I’ve seen this added over and over to best-of horror lists on the internet. Even while I was purchasing this book at the store, the clerks commented on how good (and scary) it was. Apparently, the very unconventional format of the novel is meant to create claustrophobic and uncomfortable effects to the reader. That sounds like some effective writing!