Hello book friends, happy Labor Day weekend! I'm savoring these last days of summer and, at the same time, looking ahead to a very full fall... especially with our daughter's wedding next month. On the reading front, I've been leaning into rereading old favorites. This has been a surprising, yet comforting, development.
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
narrated by Matilda Novak
(an audio reread)
by Anna Quindlen, narrated by the author
Another audio reread, this time a 2012 memoir in essays from a favorite author... and still 5 stars!
The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
narrated by the author
After a long wait, there is finally a new novel from Abraham Verghese. Cutting for Stone was a favorite back in 2010 and now I'm happy to be immersed in his latest. It's a read/listen combination and I'm nearly halfway through this 775-page chunkster.
True Biz by Sara Nović
This is the September selection for the MMD book club and I'm at the 20% mark now. It's good so far, but I'm reaching for The Covenant of Water whenever I have time to read. I may just finish that one then give this book my full attention.
On the blog//
In the kitchen//
I kept things pretty simple this week with our favorite sheet pan Chicken Fajitas, Baked Tofu (on a night my husband had a meeting!) turkey chili taco soup, and a strawberry/blueberry variation of this incredibly easy Puff Pastry Blueberry Galette.
The week ahead//
Short weeks following long holiday weekends always feel a little off to me, even in retirement, but I'm working on an August reading wrap-up post, and waiting on a final estimate for bathroom remodels. Then it'll be time to finalize tile and fixture selection.
How was your week? What are you reading this holiday weekend?