My Current Reading List

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This summer I set out with a goal to read more books. Since I don’t read nearly enough in my everyday life I thought I’d cram in as many as I could during my three weeks off. I told myself that five books were manageable and set out to find some great ones. I read some reviews and watched some books and quills videos on youtube looking for books from different genres and of varying length so that I would have some diversity and found a pretty nice selection.

As it turns out, five books in three weeks was not a manageable amount for me. I finished one. Therefor I thought I’d set myself the goal of reading all of them this fall instead, when you can cozy up on the sofa with a blanket and some tea.

Now to the list. To be honest I didn’t really read that much about the stories but went more on reviews and recommendations. You will also notice that I am slightly guilty of judging books by their cover.

My Current Reading List for Fall

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

This one I actually picked up a while ago after hearing really good things about it and falling in love with the cover. This is the book that I actually managed to read in the summer and it’s just wonderful. It’s a non fictional book all about creativity and all I can say is you need to read this! Right now.

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl is a part of Penguin Random House’s Hogarth Shakespeare Series where modern novelists get to retell Shakespeare plays and make them their own. This one is Anne Tyler’s version of the Taming of the Shrew and I heard of it in this video by books and quills. I of course fell in love with the gorgeous cover and added it to my list.

Fates and furies by Lauren Groff

A New York Times bestseller, Barack Obama’s book of the year and Amazon.Com’s 2015 Best book of the year. And again. The cover. As you may have noticed by now I really love a good looking book.

Girl Up by Laura Bates

Another non fiction, but this one is all about feminism. I’ve heard mixed reviews of this but thought I would give it a go just to get some variation.

My Current Reading List for Fall - Little Women

Little Women Louisa May Alcott

Lastly I thought I’d throw in a bit of a classic. Again I first fell in love with this when I saw the cover but after reading a little bit about it I realized it would be a great casual read. I’ve read quite a few of these Jane Austen-type books and I really enjoy them. They are very comforting and relaxing for some reason.

My Current Reading List for Fall

And those are the books I plan to read this fall, with the addition of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child of course. No reading list for this fall is complete without a bit of HP. I hope that gave you some inspiration and I would love to know what you are reading this fall.

Talk to you soon!

Rosy Valentine’s Cocktail

I recently bought some pink dried flowers for a cake I was making. I only used a tiny bit so I wanted to come up with another project where I could use them. Since Valentines day is only a week away I figured a rosy floral cocktail was in order.

Rosy Valentine's Day Cocktail - Rose Gin Sour

The Rose Gin Sour

This fragrant cocktail is slightly sweeter than the original whiskey sour. I have switched up the lemon juice for some lovely blush coloured grapefruit juice and topped it off with a few drops of rose water.

To shake up a glass of this floral concoction you will need the following:

  • 50ml Gin
  • 30ml Pink grapefruit juice
  • 10ml Simple syrup
  • 3-5 drops of Rose water
  • Dried flower petals for garnish

Rosy Valentine's Day Cocktail - Rose Gin Sour

Pour the gin, grapefruit juice and simple syrup into a shaker with ice and shake until the outside gets frosty. Pour into a champagne coupe, add a few drops of rosewater and a pinch of flower petals. If you want to make it non alcoholic just leave out the gin and add some sparkling water once you’ve poured it into your glass.

Rosy Valentine's Day Cocktail - Rose Gin Sour

Enjoy as a pre or post dinner cocktail with loved ones, friends or by yourself, preferably in the tub with some nice snacks.

Talk to you soon!