I decided to showcase this month's reading list at the first of the month instead of the end. I realized I needed to put my book reading on a schedule this month. This may not work moving forward, but I will let you know. If you use the library to check out e-books you know the dilemma. You put your name on the hold list and then all of a sudden all your books come in at the same time which means you can’t turn the wi-fi on your Kindle because you still haven’t finished the other 3 you downloaded.
So here is what I plan on reading for February. I’m sure I will throw a few extra in the mix.
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hungers, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker. I received an advanced reader copy of this book, but because I’m studying wine (it’s like yoga, there isn’t an “end” goal) I have been devouring wine books. Bianca adequately covers the passion and drive in studying wine and those who are obsessed with the grape. This book hits the geekiness of us wine folk. I’m only a few pages in, but I already pre-ordered a physical book. I’m stalking Bianca’s social media because I would love to meet her in person and need to see if she's coming to D.C. soon. Full review coming to you on a new wine collective I’m working with next month. Hint, hint.
How to Drink French Fluently by Drew Lazor. The title alone means I need to read this book. As a Francophile, my appreciation and love of wine were sealed when I studied abroad in Paris and I'm so thankful.
The Exes in My Glass: How I Refined My Taste in Men & Alcohol by Lisa Mattison. I met Lisa last year at the Wine Bloggers Conference and she graciously sent it to me to review. Lisa is a great wine writer and I know this book will be laugh-out-loud funny. I can’t wait to pair it with rosé.
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni-Tipton Martin. I have had this on my Kindle for awhile, but it took seeing the author on a recent episode of Top Chef made me realize I needed to move it up on my Kindle. As a lover of food and history, this is right up my alley. Many people don’t realize how African-Americans have influenced so many types of new cuisine in America. This book is a great book to give you an inside look at the cookbooks you should hunt down and find. I just ordered this book in hard copy so I can have it on my bookshelf.
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson. This was on my list, but it wasn’t until I saw a fellow travel writer’s tweet asking everyone if they read it because she wanted to talk about it. I immediately headed to my library to put a hold on the ebook and I’m so happy I’m number one on the list. I cannot wait to read it.