Jun 27, 2021

My Grape Year by Laura Bradbury: Armchair Travel and Romance: Sunday Salon

 rom-com memoir set in a French vineyard in Burgundy.

Title: My Grape Year by Laura Bradbury

September 23, 2015, Grape Books

Genre: YA, rom-com, travel memoir

And this is only the beginning. There are others after this book, making it a series of at least 8 books! Laura first travels to France as an exchange high school student, nearing 18 years-of-age, hoping for adventure and romance. She lands up staying with four different families during a year in wine making Burgundy. 

I have only just started Book 1 but it satisfies my armchair travel inclinations, and the writing is so delightful, I'm sure I'll be reading the rest of the series, in due time.

Currently also reading: 

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu, January 28, 2020, Pantheon Books 
Genre: contemporary Asian fiction, multicultural
Setting: USA

It's a funny book full of Asian stereotypes the author is trying to debunk. 
Willy Wu describes himself as Generic Asian Man dreaming of being Kung Fu Guy.

That's how he is seen, except by his mother who tells him, Be more.

Lots of chuckles. Am looking forward to reading on. 

Someone should write Generic Asian Woman. That should bring just as many chuckles. 

What are you reading this week? 

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon


  1. I am working on THE BLACK KIDS. So far it's a great YA read.

  2. I recently added My Grape Year to my TBR too and even more excited to get to it now!

  3. My Grape Year sounds perfect for Paris in July. (I tend to stretch the definition of Paris to anything in France.) I've been wanting to read a good travel story. It has been a long time since I read a good one.

    I like the sound of Interior Chinatown, too. Humor is much appreciated. Sometimes I think we have lost our sense of humor these days!

    Have a great week. Off to look for My Grape Year.

  4. My Grape Year sounds like fun! Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. I love the cover of My Grape Year. I may get a copy of Interior Chinatown, it sounds good! I agree that someone should write Generic Asian Woman :)

    I hope you have a great week!

  6. Ooh, Interior Chinatown does sound like a good read! Glad you are enjoying your books.
    Lisa Loves Literature

  7. I wonder if the very old classic by Amy Tan is the book you are looking for.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.coom

  8. My Grape Year is a very clever word spin and seems like fun!

    Hope your week will be filled with even more fun-filled reads.

  9. Interior Chinaman is on my reading list. I am glad to know that it is funny. My Sunday post

  10. Both of your current reads sound very good. Glad you're enjoying them. I could use a trip to a French vineyard. Have a great week!

    Here’s my •Sunday Post• post this week. — Diana

  11. Sounds like the reading is going well. Have a good week.

  12. Both books sound very interesting in different ways. I like the settings too.

  13. I’m going to check out the first book. It’s right up my alley. Thank you for sharing.


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