This month I've been reading...
Arcadia - Lauren Groff
I Loved this book, it's about a little boy as he grows up on a hippy commune, how they live, his family and friends. There's lots of vegetable growing and composting. And also the struggles they have as children and into their adult lives. I'd recommend this one!
I *Heart* the 80s - Megan Crane
This is like a grown ups version of the film '13 going on 30', except Jenna (the name of the character in the book and in 13 going on 30) goes back to the past, not forward, to the future (I realise this only makes sense if you have knowledge of films made for teenage girls!). There's lots of eighties fashion and rock stars!
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe - Jenny Colgan
I don't usually read chick-lit type books, but I fancied something easy (moving house is stressful!) and this was actually quite entertaining. Much mockery is made of middle class yummy mummies popping in for a cupcake, dahling, the main character is having one of those I'm -in-my-thirties-and-I-don't-know-what-to-do-with-myself crises, but not in an annoying way, in a way I can definitely relate to, and there's a cute, curly haired love interest. What more could you want to take your mind off making difficult decisions about carpets and white goods!
The Edible Balcony - Alex Mitchell
This is inspiration for my own little balcony! There are sections with photos of beautiful balcony gardens and lots of info on growing food in teeny spaces. I can see myself borrowing this again in spring so I can use some of the ideas then.
Have you read anything good recently?