Monday, August 29, 2011

Read These Books!

I know I am still way behind on reviews (you can see all the books I had read this year here - there are a few I have reviewed but haven't linked to the list yet). But there are a couple of books I want to share with you NOW! I will do full review later but can't wait to let you know about them!

The Human Bobby: A Novel by Gabe Rotter - don't let the title, or the cover fool you. This is totally a book I would NOT have picked out from a line up. "A Novel" huh? I'd learned my lesson reading this type of books... too literary for my liking. But I read some gushing about it, and thought why not. I AM SO GLAD I READ IT! Fast paced, great characters, clear voice, engaging writing and full of twists and turns!. Definitely a page turner! What a nice surprise since fiction had been kinda ho-hum for me this year.

Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas - you may have heard of Alinea, the molecular gastronomy restaurant in Chicago that had been named as one of the best restaurants in the US and the world (I think at the last ranking, it was the highest ranked US restaurant in the world.) You can definitely feel the chef's passion and struggle along the way. Very inspiring. Now I want to go eat at Alinea (I had wanted to eat there before, now I really hope I get to eat there in the next few years!)

Hopefully I will be able to catch up with my reviews soon. With the weather being so nice, I want to enjoy the nice weather before the snow come... sigh.


  1. I need to catch up on reviews as well! I'm always afraid too that if I wait too long, I'll forget too much! But I don't have the excuse you have of nice weather - it has been around 108 everyday where I am!

  2. I have heard some good things about The Human Bobby! I'm glad you loved it too!

  3. I'm so excited Christa that I bought a Kindle while I was back I can try more of your recommendations....I like the sound of The Human Bobby.

  4. Those sound good will have to look at Human Bobby, cover and title, hmmm, look forward to your review.

    The Memoir seems totally who.