Sunday Reading | Books to Read


This week I have some real books to talk about for our Sunday Reading segment. Firstly, Chronicle Books sent over a pair of gems, Hello NY, An Illustrated Love Letter to the 5 Boroughs by Julia Rothman and Meanwhile in San Francisco by Wendy MacNaughton.  When I first opened Hello NY, it was just to briefly page through, but I found myself not wanting to put it down, and actually had to stop myself so I could get back to work.  The book is like running into a stranger at a cafe where they start telling you about their city (you know, secret bars, and places one would only know about if they lived there); Julia writes about her city with such ease detailing her beloved city in a humorous and entertaining way accompanied by her signature illustrations.  Meanwhile...   Meanwhile in San Francisco by Wendy MacNaughton is like taking a walk through San Francisco and talking to various people you pass by. From the bus drivers on the MUNI to the Mission hipsters, Wendy captures a unique point of view from various collaborators she met living and working in San Francisco. As a bonus the book jacket opens up into a beautiful illustrated poster.


And lastly, Eat Pretty, Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out by Jolene Hart also from Chronicle Books is a timely book (for me) and probably many who have decided to drop the sugar and dairy, and all things bad for you over the new year.  I'm still hanging in there, and feel so much better for it, so this book only affirms my decision with it's tips on eating well to not only benefit your health but looks as well.  Like, did you know celery helped your skin's hydration? Or that raspberries gave you lustrous hair?  Lots of wholesome recipes and advice in this read that offers four seasons to eat pretty.

What are you reading these days? Any recommendations? Happy Sunday!

~Jan
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Jan Halvarson

3 comments:

jessica rose said...

Thanks for the book list....really interested in the last book...as I have started to become more aware of what i'm eating...

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Jackie Lamas said...

i want to read that San Francisco one... i adore the City. I just finished reading The Story of Edgar Sawtelle... about a mute boy who lives on a farm in Wisconsin with his family where they breed and train dogs. It's a beautiful story about a boy and his relationship with these dogs...

danielle said...

Chronicle Books can basically do no wrong! :) All great selections and I'm going to search for that last one for sure.

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