Since this month had so much going on, I didn’t get to read very much. I escaped with TV instead of books, and I hope to change that in February.
This book really delves into details of a dysfunctional family’s life from childhood to adulthood. After their father dies, the Skinner family children are left to raise themselves while their mother locks herself away to grieve alone. It took me a while to get through this book as it is so detailed, but it was fascinating to really dive into their lives.
So light and fun, I finished this book within a day. Minnie Cooper was born on New Year’s Day and missed being the “New Year’s Baby” by seconds. The person who did get that title also stole her name, Quinn. They finally meet each other on their 30th birthday, and continue to run into each other in adorable meet-cutes. This book was a fun way to start the year.
I wouldn’t normally count a cookbook as “reading”, but I didn’t do a lot of reading this month. I spent a half hour looking at every recipe and then baking the molasses cookies. I use both books and baking as escapism and this cookbook certainly made my month better. I can’t wait to bake more from the book.
Next up on my reading list: