First of all, L’SHANA TOVA! Second of all, a heck of a ton of good books come out this week. Specifically on October 4. I’ve had my eye on them for months. So the fact that this is all happening on one day sends me over the library moon. The best thing too is that they’re all by some of the best women the web and writing words have to offer.
Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking by Jessica Kolsow
Maybe it’s because I know Cait’s going to be having jam here tomorrow. Or that I’ve been following Jessica Koslow and her clean and delicious approach to food over the few years. In any case, this book is coming at me soon and I’m so excited for a new batch of recipes and some freaking cool clean design.
Molly on the Range by Molly Yeh
I very much wish that Molly Yeh could be a distantly related cousin. I would love to bask in her half-Chinese, half-Jewish, sugar beet farm dwelling, percussionist, baking, halva-loving glory with all the best lit food photos. And she has a cookbook now.
In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney
Reading Grace Bonney’s Design*Sponge reminds me of growing up in Toronto. The diversity of voices is a big comfy cushion and now it’s a book! Since college, I’ve benefited most from having some of the best lady bosses a girl could ask for. And since the career pivot, the community has been the same. This celebration of women who are making waves in creative entrepreneurship gets me really motivated and I can’t wait to have this one on my bookshelf for the rainy days.
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
If you haven’t read Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, you have to go do that first. In her newest novel, Semple offers another take on the weary, weathered and working woman. It’s also really funny in the way the PNW wants it to be.
I actually kinda miss having a commute or a monthlong assignment in the middle of rural Laos for the kind of reading that means plowing through an entire crime series because there is literally nothing else to do. I did just that with Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad collection, recommended them to a bunch of equally professionally peripatetic friends and they got addicted too. If you want to deep dive into the rabbit hole of crime in Ireland. Do this. Now.
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