Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2014 Christmas Gift Guide {book edition}

Over the last few years I have started to love reading! My list of books I want to read is growing faster then I can mark books off!  A Christmas Gift Guide Book Edition just seemed like a must! Of course I'm also including some cookbooks on the list--ones I already own and love and a couple I would love to add to my collection. But in my opinion a good cookbook is one that includes more than recipes, it is one you can open and read! 

by Cheryl Strayed
I read this one in a book club I was in while we lived at Fort Rucker.  It is one of the few books I would pick up and read again. This is an inspiring story of her journey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I also just heard that this book made it to the big screen, so I'm hoping it makes it to our theater.  

Eat the Yolks by Liz Wolfe
I also own this book and hope to sit down and read it VERY soon.  I started it, but it had to take a back seat for a few months while I work on a few other books.  I recommend EVERYONE read this book. It is a "health" book but she throws in some great humor so it is a fun and easy read. Watch for my book review of this one soon!  

How could I not include this on my list when it is filled with recipes of yummy baked goods!!!  I also love Joy the Baker podcast so I'm a bit partial to her work!

Notes From A Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider
This is another book I own and love! Tsh is very inspirational and encouraging.  It is an easy read yet challenges you to look at living life a little less chaotic.  Tsh also has a podcast I listen to regularly. If you are looking for a new podcast, check The Art of Simple Podcast

Every Last Crumb by Brittany Angell
I just learned about this new cookbook through yet another podcast I listen to (Balanced Bites).  Gluten free baking....yes!!!  Hoping to add this one to my collection in the next few months. 

The Big Tiny by Dee Williams
Some might think this book odd and boring, but I love memoirs. I also find it fascinating to read about people living in tiny places. I would love to downsize, become a minimalist and build a little tiny home someday so this sounds like a great book for me to read! What do you think? Would you want to live in a tiny home? 

I think sometimes I live under a rock because I just learned of HONY several months ago from a friend.  Brandon, the person behind Humans of New York, talks with people out on the streets of NY and shares their stories. The stories he hears from complete strangers are amazing.  Check out the FB page. This would make a great gift for anyone on your list.  It would make a great coffee-table book!  

Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach
This one has been on my list for awhile, one of these days it might end up in my shopping cart! This book is "a memoir, a love story, a practical how-to guide for strengthening family bonds by making the most of dinnertime, and a compendium of magnificent, palate-pleasing recipes."

Well that rounds up my gift guide  {book edition}.  What books are currently on your wish list? 

I thought I should finally announce the winner of my last giveaway. Danielle S won the Origami Owl plate and Owl necklace. Congrats Danielle!

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