Did you know that all the books that we share are books that we have read over the last few years?
And we don’t want to share just the newest releases that everyone is reading. We share all kinds of books. We share newer books and older books.
We want to help you find great books, so we only share books that we have read and can give a review of. Yes, Grace and I have read, or someone else in our family has read, every book that we share.
We also want to give honest reviews of the books we have read. You will see books we loved, books we liked, and books that just weren’t for us.
We currently have over four hundred book reviews here on From Our Bookshelf. Our goal is to hit five hundred book reviews by the end of the year. You can find our full list of book reviews here .
Here are our latest book reviews.
This was a fun read. Locally Laid is a modern day story of egg farmers. If you like books about food and where food comes from I think you will like this one.
A Garlic Testament is all about farming garlic in New Mexico. It covers all four seasons of farm life in New Mexico. I picked up this book for my New Mexico Book for my nonfiction books for every state challenge. It was a great way to learn about life on a New Mexico farm.
I guess we kind of had a food theme going recently. A Country Year by Sue Hubbell is a memoir style book about a year in the life of a Missouri farmer. If you enjoying reading about farming and the backstory of what you eat, this is a good read.
If you love food and cooking My Life In France by Julia Child is a must read. Yes, a must read. I don’t say that about many books, but Julia Child changed cooking in America.
Mushroom picking has changed drastically since my family picked and sold them back in the 1980’s. In fact I had no idea how much it has changed until I read the book The Mushroom Hunters, but this book brought back so many memories. It talks about the climate and terrain of western Washington and Oregon. It talks about how to find mushrooms. It talks about the rainy days of walking up and down the hills while climbing over fallen trees and tree stumps. Those are all things that I remember well.
If you love unknown pieces of history, The Polar Bear Expedition is probably a book you will really enjoy. Grace read it and found the story fascinating.
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro sat in my TBR pile for months before I finally picked it up. I had heard great things about it, but was afraid that it wouldn’t live up to all the hype. That often happens with new releases, so I kept putting off reading it. I decided it was finally time to give it a try and took it on a weekend trip with me. It only took a few pages for me to be totally fascinated with this story.
I read Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist several years ago when it was a popular book recommended by bloggers. This book reminds us that food brings us together. Friendships are formed and memories are made over food.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Hershey is a fun and fascinating read about how Milton S. Hershey changed not only chocolate, but how Americans viewed chocolate. He changed chocolate in America.
Girl Hunter is not just a how to hunt book. It is more than just stories about hunting. It instead helps you realize the connection that hunting and preparing food has with everyday life.
I read I am Hutterite a few years ago and really enjoyed it. If you like reading memoirs or learning about other cultures, I think you will enjoy this one. I have read some about the Amish and Mennonites, but I knew nothing about the Hutterites. I found this book facilitating.