Summer is almost over and the truth is I was only able to read two books since June, well, maybe six coutning picture books too. On the other hand, since my September wishlist I found a lot of new series and got completely hooked on pretty much all of Jenny Colgan’s series. I’m currently devouring “Meet me at the cupcake café” and I already got the second one to read during the Holidays (the story happens during Christmas so it is going to be the perfect time to start it). As for picture books, this year has been full of amazing debuts and the amount of stunning picture books that have been coming out is making my little working shelf turn into a tiny library corner – they even are organised by color!!
Have you read anything interesting this Summer? I would love to get new suggestions, so feel free to share your current favorites down below too.
A Study in Charlotte
Author: Brittany Cavallaro
The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and some of his vices–and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she’s not looking for friends. But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe–and the only people they can trust are each other.
A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend – How to Live a Healthy Veggie Life…and Still Eat Treats
Author: Emma Chapman, Elsie Larson
Eighty yummy-healthy recipes for accessible meals from a trusted source are organised into “weekday”–five days without refined flours, sugars, alcohol, and dairy-and “weekend”-indulgent, full-flavored foods. The book is divided into four parts-breakfast, meals, snacks and sweets, and drinks–and each part contains both a weekday and weekend chapter.
“And the cookbook is also based on a mostly plant-based diet, as basically every recipe is vegetarian-friendly and many are vegan-friendly as well. But there is a LOT more information about the rules, the challenge, and what it all means in the book.” – source ABM
Care Packages : Celebrating the Art and Craft of Thoughtfully Made Packages
Author: Michelle Mackintosh
Put together with Michelle’s beautiful collage aesthetic, Care Packages brings back the art of crafting packages with love and care. The book will be split into several chapters including reasons to send a care package, types of care packages, delivery, what to include in your care package and projects on how to design, craft and decorate your care package. Projects will be easy to achieve with step-by-step photography and instructions. This book will inspire a sense of time, love and care when corresponding with a loved one.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Author: Marie Kondo
This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
Author: Anna Walker
When Mae has to move house from the country to the city, she feels lonely and sad – until she discovers a beautiful place full of green in the centre of Paris. What she finds there sparks something special and beautiful that will make her feel much more at home.
Poppy and the Blooms
Author: Fiona Woodcock
When a group of zesty wildflower characters discover that the last green space in the city is about to be paved over, they decide they have to act! A positive, uplifting story about how the actions of even the smallest can have a big impact.
Luna Loves Library Day
Author: Joseph Coelho | Illustrator: Fiona Lumbers
Luna loves library day: that’s the day she spends with her dad. Exploring the shelves they find magic, mystery and even start to mend their own history. An inspiring story from one of the UK’s greatest up-and-coming poets for children, captured in all its flights of fancy by newcomer Fiona Lumbers.
A Dot in the Snow
Author: Corrinne Averiss | Illustrator: Fiona Woodcock
A little polar bear, Miki, wanders away while his mother is diving for fish. He sees a dot in the snow and rushes towards it. (…) This is a moving and poignant story set in a changing and challenging polar landscape, perfect for the Christmas season. It wraps up important themes about empathy, kindness, and courage. The story is both simply told and affecting.
5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food
Author: Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients is his most straightforward book yet. Using five ingredients, cleverly combined, you’ll conjure up THE most exciting food. (…) With every recipe you’ll find a visual ingredient guide, serving size, timings, a short, easy-to-follow method, and quick-reference nutritional information. Jamie’s new cookbook takes the stress out of mealtimes and will inspire cooks and non-cooks alike with beautiful, crazily simple ideas.