Facebook is filled with “last day of school” photos which means….Summer is here! That also means it’s time to pick our summer reading list and there are some good things coming. My family has a couple of road trips in the works so I’ve been scouring the internet for book ideas. It ends up, they weren’t hard finds. Here’s what’s on my list:
Memoir: Mother Tongue: My Family’s Globe-Trotting Quest to Dream in Mandarin, Laugh in Arabic, and Sing in Spanish by Christine Gilbert (Penguin Random House, May 2016). If you haven’t been introduced to Christine Gilbert yet, it’s time. I’ve lived vicariously through this talented writer for years as she traveled the world with her young family. Not only is she full of zest and energy, she is deeply honest and truly shares her experience with her readers. No facade and that’s why I adore her. Thus, I can’t wait to delve into Mother Tongue.
Recipes: The Spiralizer Recipe Book (Adams Media, 2016) by Carina Wolff. Kara motivated me to buy a spiralizer when she was following the Whole 30 last year and, let me tell you, it is fun! But I need recipes for all of the squash, zucchini, cucumbers and more that I will be picking up at the farmer’s market this summer. That’s where Carina Wolff’s brand new book comes in. I will happily go through every recipe one-by-one. First up, Cajun-Spiced Jicama Shoestring Fries!
Fun: I Like You Just Fine When You’re not Around (Tyrus Books, 2016) Ann Garvin is a fictional piece about a psychologist stuck amongst the layers of what’s best known today as the sandwich generation. I’m thrilled to get kick back with a good read and the reviews on Amazon are great. It sounds like a really entertaining story.
Family Travel Advice: Families traveling this summer will want to check out friend’s book The Travel Mamas’ Guide: How to vacation with babies and children…and stay sane! by Colleen Lanin. While this isn’t newly published, it’s still relevant as it covers all things family travel: tricks, tips, and valuable advice.
Guide Book (This is my latest book!): The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America (Unofficial Guides, 2016) will be out this summer! The is the first consumer-based guidebook ever written on Mall of America and walks the reader through the entire experience starting with the mall’s history, getting there (to Minnesota and the mall), parking, attractions, visiting with kids and so much more.
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