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I've Got Your Number: A Novel

Sure, we prefer Anna Karenina and War and Peace, but sometimes a light read is all our tuckered-out brains want to process, and we turn to books like I've Got Your Number ($17). Poppy is about to get married to her "perfect man" when a... [More]

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Handyman In-Your-Pocket

Is that a Handyman In-Your-Pocket ($12), or are you just happy to be renovating your kitchen?... [More]

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Marshmallow Madness

Have you ever tasted a homemade marshmallow? Wow! Someone shared a batch with us and we seriously wanted to stuff 'em all in our mouths at once (a la "chubby bunny") and savor the sweet flavors forever. According to Marshmallow Madness ($17) by Shauna Sever,... [More]

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The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

We celebrated the return of Mad Men with a 1960s feast: a wedge salad, pot roast with potatoes, creamed spinach, and a pineapple upside-down cake for dessert. It was truly delicious, but made us understand why the life expectancy in 1965 was eight years lower... [More]

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A Year of Fortunes

Fortune cookies are gross. They're usually stale, for one thing. And when they're not stale, they still taste like cardboard. Why should we have to get through this nasty excuse for a pastry just to find out what the Fates have in store for us?... [More]

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The Art of Manliness

We're thankful our boyfriend is a real man, but even he'd like reading The Art of Manliness ($11). With instructions on being a perfect houseguest, raising resilient kids, and giving a dynamic speech, this book is handy for both sexes. We could learn some things... [More]

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Baking in America

It's time to combat the belief that our baking knowledge extends to hamburger buns with or without sesame seeds. Baking in America ($21) features American recipes (and thus a history of the national sweet tooth) from 1796 up into the modern era. Whether you're looking... [More]

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Excuses & Lies For All Occasions Book

We are far too honest to pride ourselves on being good liars, which is why we are excited about this Excuses & Lies ($9) book. We'll keep this little gem handy so we know just what to say the next time our cousin invites us... [More]

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Peace Love and Barbecue

A good cookbook should embody three key elements: finger-licking recipes, entertaining writing, and practical tips that improve our kitchen prowess. Peace Love and Barbecue ($17) boasts all three. This awesome book comes stocked with recipes that will make you swoon, stories that will make you... [More]

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Plenty

Remember when you told your coworker that you're a vegetarian and he asked you how you live? Or when your college boyfriend confused being a vegetarian with only eating salad and tofu and said he couldn't live a life like that? Honestly. Anyone who is... [More]

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Girl In The Kitchen

Maybe following (and taking notes on) the way a Top Chef winner approaches her kitchen will help us to infuse a little more innovation into our own. Stephanie Izard's Girl In The Kitchen ($20) is chock-full of unique flavor combinations, wine and beer pairings, and... [More]

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Rogers Gray Italian Country Cook Book

We tend to turn towards spicy Asian dishes or rich Indian fare when we're in the mood for something different. But when we're in the mood for comforting meals we go straight for our Rogers Gray Italian Country Cook Book ($40). Full of dishes your... [More]

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This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel

We thought our families were dysfunctional until we read This Is Where I Leave You ($10) by Johnathan Tropper. Poor down on his luck Judd Foxman ends up back home after his father's death to sit shiva, or seven days of mourning, with his mother,... [More]

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Savoir Fare London: Stylish and Affordable Dining

We don't currently have plans to make our way across the pond, but as the travel season approaches, we know plenty of you do! If you make extra room in your carry-on for one thing, we suggest it be Savoir Fare London: Stylish and Affordable... [More]

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Couture Sewing Techniques

Remember that goal you had to shop at consignment stores and thrift shops? Remember when you got all jazzed after reading about girls who took a shapeless old housedress and turned it into a summer frock worth parading down the boardwalk? Couture Sewing Techniques ($18)... [More]

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Cooking With Quinoa

We inherited two bags of quinoa when our parents moved out of the country but they are still sitting in our pantry. Why? We haven't found a recipe that has knocked our socks off. Honestly, the three we tried left something to be desired. But... [More]

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The Book of Awesome

Add Outblush to The Book of Awesome ($15) and you've got a complete list of life's most totally radical, super fantastic, ridiculously awesome things. Without it the book should be called The Book of (nearly) Awesome. But we still want it.... [More]

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rather new york city

Remember the scene in Elf where Buddy congratulates the coffee shop for having the world's best cup of coffee? Don't be like that. Make sure you have the inside scoop on all the best places to shop, dine, and sightsee in the Big Apple when... [More]

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Good Eats 3: The Later Years

The first chiffon cupcake was too flat. The second chiffon cupcake was too dense. The third chiffon cupcake was juuuust right. Why? Because we had Good Eats 3: The Later Years ($22), a 432-page book focused on the science and whys of cooking. This Goldilocks... [More]

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rather los angeles

Heading out to Los Angeles? Make sure you know the very best (local-preferred) places to hit up while you're visiting. rather los angeles ($16) is chock-full of insiders' tips for the best places to eat, shop, and sightsee. It's like hanging out with a with-it... [More]

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