This year I made a concerted effort to read more. I wanted to read more. Period. If a book was in English or in German, it did not matter quite so much to me. And I found I put down several German language books that I was getting frustrated with. The struggle with a foreign language is real. But in an attempt to keep my motivation and not diminish my confidence, I was less reluctant to simply move on to another book.
This year I also had a chance to explore more cookbooks. There is a certain level of entertainment and unadulterated fun in paging through a new cookbook. I love exploring the new recipes and reading the notes from the author. I also enjoy eyeing the photographs, knowing that no matter how hard I try my results will never look so picture perfect.
What I Read in 2016 – English
- Every Frenchman Has One by Olivia de Havilland
- Chaos as Usual, conversations about Rainer Werner Fassbinder edited by Juliane Lorenz
- If Venice Dies by Salvatore Settis
What I Read in 2016 – German
What I read in 2016 – Cookbooks
- Classic German Baking by Luisa Weiss
- The Elements of Pizza by Ken Forkish
- Citrus: Sweet & Savory Sun-Kissed Recipes by Valerie Aikman-Smith and Victoria Pearson
What did you read this year? What book did you enjoy the most?