December 4, 2012 at 10:13 am
In no particular order, here’s what’s on our reading list for the new year.
Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected by Kelle Hampton: Mom, blogger and photographer Hampton artfully captures her embracing of life with her daughter, who has Down syndrome.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: Darkly funny and disturbing. If you haven’t read it yet, see what the buzz is about it.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple: The Girl Gone antidote. Quirky and full of heart novel about a not-your-average-mom trying to do her best for her family.
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver: Riveting story of a young woman who finds redemption and hope from a wayward beautiful colony.
Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman: What should be depressing—six real-life young(ish) widows—is instead joyous and life-affirming without losing its edge.
Rod: The Autobiography by Rod Stewart: Talk about hair-ography. If you think he’s sexy, this one’s for you.
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman: Cooking expertise not required. Voyeuristically chow down on the mouthwatering pictures and even more satisfying girlfriendy recipe intros.
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? by Rhoda Janzen: Just like her Mennonite in a Black Dress, Janzen’s artfully spins together spirituality, fashion, romance and humor.
Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel: Puppy love at first photo—say aawwww.
Giant George: Life With the World’s Biggest Dog by Dave Nasser with Lynne Barrett-Lee: A heartwarming (though not cloying) true tale of The Guinness Book of World Records holder and his owners.
What’s on your reading list for 2013? Share in the comments below.
Darcy Jacobs is executive editor of Family Circle.