Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber
La Cucina by Lily Prior
My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
Serving Crazy with Curry by Amulya Malladi
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morais
Georgia’s Kitchen by Jenny Nelson
Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant edited by Jennie Ferrari-Adler
Spiced by Dalia Jurgensen
Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin
Candyfreak by Steve Almond
Cooking With Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson
Keeping the Feast by Paula Butturini
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
It's a bit of a mix between old and new, fiction and non-fiction. It skews heavily toward paperback releases but there are a few hardbacks thrown in too. I only included books I've read and enjoyed since my list could be fourteen times as long if I included those still waiting patiently in my to be read stacks. So what did I miss? Did I leave off your favorite? And most importantly, for the books that contain recipes (and not all do), has anyone made any of them successfully?
This week in my reading travels I watched a young man impersonating his twin and falling in love with a fiance not his own in Regency England, I briefly visited with young writers on the Jewish experience, I rode along as a reporter tried to illuminate and understand life growing up with her bi-polar mother, and I kept the secret of another woman's father's unusual profession: raising gerbils as lab animals. Where did your reading take you this week?