What I’m Reading-Spring 2013

Here is the start of a new column on the blog!

Every three months or so, I’ll highlight to books I’m reading and what I think of them. I might even include book reviews and recommendations from my family and friends!

So…my reading list for the past three months:

Matched (Matched, #1) The Matched Series by Ally Condie: If you liked the Hunger Games series, you’ll like these. IF Twilight frustrated you, this will redeem the love triangle for you. I am really fascinated by dystopia novels and this was one of the best series I’ve ever read. Her characters are strong, with deep emotions, enough imperfections to keep them both likable and frustrating, and a consistency that is lacking in many other series with a love triangle. Condie creates a vivid world, ready for the delving by dystopia lovers and sci-fi fanatics alike.

The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton: I have never read a book that so intimately details the ins and outs of travel and the emotional change that happens whenever you experience something new. Every page was full of what seemed to be my own thoughts from Bangladesh bled onto paper. If you have ever traveled, or want to travel, this is an incredible book that I would highly recommend. Nothing will prepare you or relate to you like this book does.

French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano: Maybe it’s simply a French fasination, but I LOVE the French. The people, the food, the fashion, the history. I love it all. So anytime I can get my hands on a nitty-gritty book on French culture you will find a very happy Lex. This one was on the French and on food, so I loved it even more. Guiliano tells Americans the secrets to how the French eat (and it is so foreign to some Americans…it’s practically appalling) with a wit that invites the reader to delve into this read. If you love food (especially French food), this is the book to read. While drinking a Burgundy and eating some boeuf bourguignon of course.

What are you reading this spring??


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