|the enchanted april|
lately i've been adoring books that take me to a far away place...real or imagined, it doesn't matter. i'm just loving to sit in the backyard with my feet dipped in the pool (my little kiddie pool) and read books that are perfect for a day at the beach.
the enchanted april by Elizabeth Von Arnim is such a charming book. i read this in a weekend and it completely took me back in time AND to italy! what could be better than a story about four ladies who rent a castle in tuscany for two months? definitely a book to completely get carried away with.
|under the tuscan sun|
and since i'm dreaming so much about tuscany (brian and i got engaged there and i cannot wait to go back), under the tuscan sun has been around for a while, but it's another one to read or even reread and fall in love with.
the book is completely different from the movie. and to me, it's even more lavish. i keep reading it again and again!
author, frances mayes, paints such a gorgeous picture of her journey buying a home and fixing it up with her husband in tuscany. there are even recipes inside...and all of the foods and gardens described in the book are absolutely breath-taking!
|the night circus|
after talking with friends, i've heard that the night circus gets mixed reviews. emma morgenstern creates a fantastical world where the circus appears out of nowhere around the world and magic goes on inside.
the story definitely starts off a bit dark. i almost closed the book and didn't return to it after the first few chapters. but in the end, i was glad i kept reading.
Have You Read Any Good Books Lately? What Are Your Favorites?
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