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Muddy's Summer Reading List 2019

Muddy's Summer Reading List 2019

Our late summer-early fall menu/newsletter is all about a "back to school" theme and what's more appropriate than a summer reading list? The gnomies of Muddy's love sharing our latest book faves with each other and we're super stoked to recommend a few to you.  If you try one, let us know! 

Muddy’s Bake Shop Summer Reading List

The Lady Sherlock Series by Sherry Thomas
“This mystery series for adults is a fresh, fun, engaging take on the classic Sherlock Holmes stories- a great pick for anyone who loves historical fiction and mysteries.” -Andrea

Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables by Abra Berens
“Fresh summer vegetables at the farmer’s market inspire me to cook something different with them every week.” -Eilidh

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
“This massive children’s book takes place in a Paris train station, where Hugo lives in secret until he befriends two unlikely characters and they go on a thrilling, mysterious adventure.” -Noah

Supper of the Lamb by Fr. Robert Farrars Capon
“Priest and theologian Robert Capon loves food and works it into many of his theological writings, but this book is his whole-hearted feast of a tribute to the wonder, abundance, and enthusiastic enjoyment of a meal. Exuberant writing style and an absolute joy to read!” -Kat

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
“I read this book every single year at the beach! It’s written as a bunch of separate stories about different people who are all witnessing the tightrope walker balance between the twin towers in 1974. It’s funny, sad, and uplifting all at once.” -Kirby

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
"The past couple of years I've read (and reread) a lot of classic children's books and fallen in love all over again. The adventures of Mr. Toad of Toad Hall, Badger, Mole, etc will charm and enchant at any age." -Kat

The Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater
“This YA fantasy series is fun and adventurous with well-developed characters and plots. If you enjoy the fantasy genre, these are for you.” -Wil

Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game by Abby Wambach
“I’m really looking forward to reading this leadership book written by FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach this summer. Our company is woman-owned and mostly women-led, and I think this one will really resonate with our team.” -Bridget

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
“This crowd favorite classic is fun and touching no matter the reader’s age. If you haven’t read it yet, now is the time!” -Catherine

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
“If you’re looking for something funny to read while relaxing this summer, this is the perfect quirky, quick read to enjoy by the pool!” -Caolinn

If you want to get more hands on with your summer reading, there's no better tool than a cookbook.  Try The Southern Pantry (pictured) by local author Jennifer Chandler or browse our selection of both local cook books and baking bibles in the shops!  

Bonus assignment-- next time you're tempted to pop open your laptop while enjoying a latte at Muddy's or elsewhere, try a book instead.  The feel of the paper & heft of the pages while enjoying the hum of others around you (and a tasty treat!) engages many senses and is a much richer way to enjoy common spaces!