Last month it was my turn to host our neighborhood book club. The book I chose was All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I highly recommend this book if you haven't read it. It's hard to summarize this book quickly but it's about"a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied Paris as both try to survive the devastation of World War II." *
I did a French theme for book club with gingham, tulips and baguettes.
Peaches play a big part in the book so I had to include them on the menu and decor. I also made my favorite French salad--Salad Chevre Chaud (mixed greens with toasted baguette and melted goat cheese).
The little girl's father makes her a mini replica of their neighborhood when she goes blind so she can learn where everything is located. There's also a mysterious stone from the museum where he works and keys also play a big part in the book.
It was one of the first warm days we had that month and I had the windows open to feel the warm breeze. I picked a French traditional station on Pandora to set the mood.
I also made mini peach crisps and..
chocolate hummus with fruit.
Recipes to follow!
Have you read any good books lately?
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