Monday, May 1, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (5-1-17)

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Happy May Day! Not only is this the first day of May, but it's also the first day of my first Whole30. I could be wrong, but I figure that after doing AIP, this should be a breeze. (You can see all of my AIP-related posts here.) Why Whole30? Well, after months of feeling pretty good (perhaps as good as one with Hashimoto's can feel), I've been feeling not great. Not terrible, but not great. I thought about going full-blown AIP again, but that just makes me want to cry. So I'm trying Whole30—which is pretty similar to AIP but allows eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshades (potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, etc.). The only thing I'm nervous about is Whole30 doesn't allow any sweeteners, whereas AIP allows honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar in small amounts. And the "treats" are really what got me through AIP. I'll keep you posted as to how it goes!

I did a lot of piecemeal reading over the last week—a little bit of this, a little bit of that—but I did finish a couple books, including one that you absolutely must read if you enjoy World War II fiction!

What I read last week:

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan. This is the must-read of the week. This epistolary novel is so engaging and fun! (5 stars)

Searching for Sarah by Julieann Dove. You can see m y post for the blog tour here, which includes an excerpt and a giveaway. I'll be posting my review in a few weeks. (review & rating to come)

What I'm reading now:

To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden. Camden is one of my favorite authors writing historical fiction, and her latest, set at The Presidio and a remote California village in the early 1900s, is incredibly engaging. I'll finish it later this week, I'm sure.

You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher. I'm loving this latest romance from Hatcher, about a woman who returns to her hometown after she learns her deceased estranged husband left her his family farm.

What I'll read next:

Looking Glass Lies by Varina Denman. This book releases tomorrow; I'd hoped to have the review ready to go on release day, but as I haven't read more than the opening chapter, that's not looking likely!

I hope you've had a great reading week! I'd love to hear about what you're reading now! Also, have you ever done a Whole30? Any tips? 

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