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Three Books I'm Reading Now, 12/1/21 Edition

The Books I'm Reading Now

I'm listening to Stanley Tucci's memoir Taste: My Life Through Food; I'm reading Alex White's science fiction novel A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe; and I'm reading the young readers' book Pretty Funny for a Girl by Rebecca Elliott from my favorite publishing company for young people, Peachtree Publishing.

What are you reading and enjoying these days, bookworms?

 

01 Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci

I've been on an ongoing audiobook memoir kick, and Stanley Tucci's Taste is the latest love of mine on that list.

In this memoir, the charming, food-obsessed cookbook author and actor shares the stories behind his Italian-American culinary origins; his experiences starring in the food-focused movies Big Night and Julie and Julia; and varied food adventures from five-star meals to burned, inedible disasters.

He is also the author of The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table.

 

02 A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White

In Alex White's science fiction novel A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe, the first in White's Salvagers series, a group of outcasts bands together to locate a legendary ship before it falls into the hands of the wrong people, people who would use it as a weapon.

The greatest warship ever built has been lost for so long, some say it's merely a legend. But a hotshot racer, a has-been treasure hunter, and others in their secret society know that the ship is real--and that whoever controls the ship will control the fate of the universe.

I'm in love with the title of the second book in this series, A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy. The third book is titled The Worst of All Possible Worlds.

 

03 Pretty Funny for a Girl by Rebecca Elliott

In her novel for young readers from my favorite publishing company for young people, Peachtree Publishing, Elliott offers an irresistible heroine in Haylah Swinton.

Haylah is an excellent friend, she's patient with her incredibly frustrating four-year-old brother, and she's learned to make light of everything from cracks about her plus-sized figure to her mother's new boyfriend.

She also has a big secret: she's going to be a stand-up comedian when she grows up. When cool Leo reveals that he's into comedy too, Haylah jumps at the chance to write material for his sets--and, against her friends' advice, she sets her sights on him romantically too. The situation may lead to personal and career frustration--and maybe something closer to heartbreak.

The next book in this series is Pretty Rude for a Girl. Elliott is also the author of the Owl Diaries series and over twenty picture books.