November Bookworm

It’s true i’ve been on a bit of a French/Parisian kick, why not dream of the City of Light while winter settles in?

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Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
It’s the third in the “Anna and the French Kiss” series, but it’s very much a stand alone story. The descriptions of Paris are wonderful!
“Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.”

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How to be Parisian Wherever You Are
by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, Sophie Mas

“You will be taken on a first date, to a party, to some favorite haunts in Paris, to the countryside, and to one of their dinners at home with recipes even you could do — but to be out with them is to be in for some mischief and surprises. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, look natural, make your boyfriend jealous, and how they feel about children, weddings and going to the gym. And they will share their address book in Paris for where to go: At the End of the Night, for A Birthday, for a Smart Date, A Hangover, for Vintage Finds and much more.”

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Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah
“When journalist Ann Mah’s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post—alone. Suddenly, Ann’s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down.”

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A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in my Farmhouse by Mimi Thorisson
Anticipation for this book was torture! I love Mimi’s blog and was very much looking forward to her first cook book. It did not disappoint! Beautiful photos and wonderful recipes, I have bookmarked nearly every page!
“When Mimi Thorisson and her family moved from Paris to a small town in out-of-the-way Médoc, she did not quite know what was in store for them. She found wonderful ingredients—from local farmers and the neighboring woods—and, most important, time to cook. Her cookbook chronicles the family’s seasonal meals and life in an old farmhouse, all photographed by her husband, Oddur.”

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