Fall is full of some of my favorite things. College football, and candy corn pumpkins, and apple cake, and long sleeves, and getting cozy with a good book. The windows are open and the cool air and pumpkin spice give me the perfect excuse to sit and do nothing but read.
My fall has been full of great books, discovering a few that I’ve already put on my all-time favorites list. A couple of weeks ago I found myself reading two by one author, Ann Mah, at the same time. One fiction and one nonfiction but both set in France. Lost of France in my recent reading (which makes sense considering my strong francophilia) along with short stories and a little bit of nonfiction. I have found that mixing together a little fiction, nonfiction, light-hearted, dark, helpful, and informative makes for a well-rounded reading life. This fall edition of my One Sentence Recommendations included each of these.
If you love a short book filled with quirky characters that will make you snicker from all of the smart observations and clever comments, you will love: French Exit by Patrick DeWitt
If you enjoyed reading Julia Child’s My Life in France and have a love for French food and culture, you will enjoy: Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah.
If thinking about the holiday shopping season makes you want to change your shopping habits for the better (and perhaps clean out your closet), you will want to read: The Year of Less by Cait Flanders.
If you like a fast, fun read full of characters that you fall in love with while aching for their happiness, you will like: The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman.
If you need a beach escape during the coming cold weather months, or if you are a fan of Hilderbrand’s other books, you will enjoy this first installment in her new paradise series: Welcome to Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand.
If you are a fan of historical fiction set in WWII, a fan of wine, a fan of books set in France, or all of the above, you will love the book: The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah.
If you’re a fan of short stories that are deep and dark and stick with you long after you’ve finished reading, you will want to read: Florida by Lauren Groff.
To see more of the books I’ve been enjoying and read my short reviews, head over to Goodreads and be my friend!