By: Manuela Soares
Hello all and happy Tuesday! Welcome back to another of my TBR lists. Lately, I’ve gotten back into requesting books on NetGalley and have received a few amazing-sounding books that I’m stoked to read. So, between NetGalley, the library, and my bookshelves, here are some of the books that I plan on reading this summer
ARC of Daughters of Paris by Elisabeth Hobbes (PUB: August 5, 2022)
I’ve mentioned before that I love historical fiction novels that take place around World War I & II; I tend to gravitate to them a lot, so it’s no surprise that this one and the one below caught my attention.
Colette – daughter of a wealthy Parisian. No-one expects her to amount to anything other than socialite wife. But there’s more to Colette than meets the eye…
Fleur – daughter of a maid in Colette’s household. Her life will not be one of service! She wants an education, to travel and become something more…
The two young girls see in each other what no-one else can: intelligence, strength and courage. They form a forbidden friendship. They become secret sisters.
But as the Nazis occupy their beloved Paris, the bond between them is severely tested. One fights with the resistance, the other protects her family at all costs. Soon they find themselves embroiled in espionage, murder and treason, risking everything to save those they love, their people and their country.
Will their friendship survive the ultimate betrayal?
ARC of The Forgotten Bookshop in Paris by Daisy Wood (PUB: October 27, 2022)
It’s a historical fiction story that has some mystery to it. What more needs to be said?
War is closing in on the city of love, and Jacques has already lost everything he holds dear – except his beloved bookshop, la page cachée. So when a young woman and her children knock on his door during a raid one night and beg for refuge, he knows he has nothing left to lose…
Bostonian Juliette and her husband have finally made it to France on the romantic getaway of their dreams – but as the days pass, all she discovers is quite how far they’ve grown apart. She’s craving a new adventure, so when she happens across a tiny, abandoned bookshop with a for-sale sign in the window, it feels fated.
And she’s about to learn that the little bookshop hides a lot more than meets the eye…
Ayurveda for Women: The Power of Food as Medicine with Recipes for Health and Wellness by Emily L. Glaser, RN, C.Ay
This book sounded really interesting, and I don’t know what Ayurveda is, but I’m looking forward to reading this and learning about it.
Eat to heal! This accessible Ayurveda book for women taps into the ancient wisdom and power of food as medicine with recipes, menus, and culinary remedies for dosha imbalances and common ailments.
Practiced for over 5,000 years in India, Ayurveda is the health-care manual for balanced energy and finding relief from ailments that affect a woman’s well-being. Certified Ayurveda practitioner Emily L. Glaser shares her knowledge of this holistic medicine in an accessible way–with guidance on how to integrate Ayurveda on the path toward healing and balanced living. The power of Ayurveda’s timeless wisdom, writes Glaser, can be found in the kitchen and what you put in your body. Every meal is an opportunity to choose food as medicine, and when you do, Ayurvedic cooking can be a powerful approach to taking control of your health while supporting the demands of day-to-day life. This Ayurveda book includes:
Ayurveda basics: Get an overview of the holistic principles, determine your unique constitution and any dosha imbalances, and discover the foods and recipes that are right for you.
Encyclopedia + remedies cookbook: From hot flashes and menstrual cramps to depression and insomnia, learn how to find relief across a wide variety of health issues and restore imbalances with traditional Ayurveda recipes.
Accessible everyday recipes: Find helpful menus and simple, seasonal recipes designed for your unique energetic balance.
Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie
This was one that sounded really good, and it’s a topic I haven’t read much about.
This guide is full proverbial spells, daily conjurings, and mystical insights designed to help those in search of a little more magic in their day to day life, no complicated spells, expensive accessories, or experience required. That’s the thing about everyday magic: it’s always within reach, within the self, and in the world. Only not in the way readers might normally think. It’s a less mumbling ‘double double toil and trouble’ over a cauldron and trouble and a more cooking a delicious soup in a beloved cast iron pot. It’s simple. It’s mundane. It’s magic! This book offers grounded mystical practices, including how to turn routines into healing rituals, to teach readers how to connect to themselves, the Universe, and the magic of everyday life. Journey into the realm of pleasure magic, radical self-care, synchronicity, and the profound joy of living a life beyond the expected with this alternative guide to daily mystic practices. After all, true magic is in the everyday.”
The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison
I’ve had this book for nearly 10 years. This was an ARC when I got it; I think I got it from Goodreads Giveaways, and I forgot all about it.
Todd Gilbert and Jodie Brett are in a bad place in their relationship. They’ve been together for twenty-eight years, and with no children to worry about there has been little to disrupt their affluent Chicago lifestyle. But there has also been little to hold it together, and beneath the surface lie ever-widening cracks. HE is a committed cheater. SHE lives and breathes denial. HE exists in dual worlds. SHE likes to settle scores. HE decides to play for keeps. SHE has nothing left to lose. When it becomes clear that their precarious world could disintegrate at any moment, Jodie knows she stands to lose everything. It’s only now she will discover just how much she’s truly capable of…