The October 2017 book is: Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
My chain this month includes several foodie books set in France, a humorous semi-autobiographical novel about a famous New Yorker’s divorce, and two nonfiction stories of revolutionary women who changed the American workplace.
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
I’m starting my chain with a rather obvious choice: another book with chocolate in the title that was also made into a popular movie. I haven’t read Like Water for Chocolate or Chocolat, but I have seen the film version of the latter.
Paris My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas
Staying with the French chocolate theme, I’m including this fun memoir of an American woman who moves to Paris and indulges her sweet tooth.
Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard
Yet another memoir of an American in Paris, this book features mouth-watering recipes that made my stomach growl.
Heartburn by Nora Ephron
If you were to actually indulge in all this delicious French food at once, you may very well come down with a bad case of heartburn. This reminded me of Nora Ephron’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name which I have been meaning to read.
The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich
Speaking of Nora Ephron, I loved the Amazon series Good Girls Revolt in which she is played briefly by Meryl Streep’s daughter. I was so sad this show wasn’t renewed, so I’ll have to pick this book up someday.
Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
I also look forward to picking up this other nonfiction account of revolutionary women in the workplace who changed history. I’m sure this will be an inspiring yet harrowing read.
Where did your #6Degrees chain take you this month?