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The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods

You may not have your very own picturesque cabin in the middle of the woods, but that doesn't mean you can't eat like you've just foraged for your food. You know, if that's your thing. It's author Erin Gleeson's thing, and she shares her favorite... [More]

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The Book of Unknown Americans

We picked up Cristina HenrĂ­quez's novel, The Book of Unknown Americans ($15), because we had heard that she's a master storyteller. Now that we've finished reading, we can safely say that we agree, 100 percent! The story centers around teenager Maribel, her family, and her... [More]

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To Be or Not To Be

If you've ever found yourself thinking, "I guess Hamlet is pretty great. But it'd probably be even better if instead of it going how Billy Shakes wrote it, I got to decide how the story went," you're in luck! You decide what's rotten in the... [More]

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A Feast of Ice and Fire

Fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire series know that author George R. R. Martin has an affinity for shocking plot twists, unexpected character deaths, and crazy detailed descriptions of what the cast of duplicitous characters is munching on. Turns out trying to... [More]

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Blue Shirt Bookmark

Putting on a collared shirt can get a little formal, but it's far more preferable to doggy-earring one of your favorite book's pages. Besides, it's kind of adorable to see this Blue Shirt Bookmark ($6) poke out from inside the book. Just don't pop the... [More]

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Souplove

Hey, much respect to Rachael Ray for her ongoing success, but we don't trust her with something as important as soup. Nope, for that, we're turning to this self-published book of 12 seasonal soup recipes. Lovingly written and illustrated, Souplove ($14) will confirm the idea... [More]

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How to Talk to Your Cat about Evolution

It's a subject you've been meaning to broach with your kitty for quite some time: creationism. By now, your cat has likely heard all sorts of competing information from ungodly sources that insist that evolution is real. Uh, no. Cats did not come from monkeys!!1!... [More]

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A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley

He's brought many of the world's weirdest things to our attention, so while it shouldn't surprise us that Ripley himself has led a fascinatingly odd life, you'll still be shocked by some of the private details author Neal Thompson uncovered about his past. You don't... [More]

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Walnut Hanging Book Rack

An Etsy crafter has reinvented the bookshelf and it's a lot more fun to look at. If you like presenting your books like others display paintings, this Walnut Hanging Book Rack ($210) will be put to good use. It's difficult to tell from the photo,... [More]

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The Silver Star

We're still haunted by Jeannette Walls' powerful memoir, The Glass Castle, so we dove into her newest novel, The Silver Star ($15), knowing that it wouldn't be a particularly cheerful read. It wasn't, but Walls' beautiful prose and resilient protagonist help balance out the descriptions... [More]

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Unfriending My Ex: And Other Things I'll Never Do

Though not the first book to look at how technology is hindering our lives, Unfriending My Ex: And Other Things I'll Never Do ($18) takes a humorous approach that's more commiserating in tone than condescending. You might remember the author, Kim Stolz, from her stint... [More]

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Do Fathers Matter?

It's embarrassing that the titular question even needs to be posed, but Paul Raeburn's new book tackles the myth that it's fine and natural for dads be aloof in the childrearing process. Do Fathers Matter?: What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked... [More]

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The Ball Game

Is Hervé Tullet's The Ball Game ($13) a book or a game? The brilliance of it is that it's both! With many inventive ways to play, it'll keep kids and adults entertained long past the point when they're tired of reading, but like a more... [More]

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Milk Bar Cookbook

You could keep serving your guests plain old chocolate cake for dessert, but why do that when you could get a copy of baking wizard Christina Tosi's cookbook ($35) and learn to re-create Momofuku Milk Bar classics including Crack Pie, Cereal Milk Ice Cream, and... [More]

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Drinkology: The Art and Science of the Cocktail

Does your signature cocktail consist of store brand vodka mixed with juice boxes you stole from your kids' lunch supply? We're totally not judging. But if you wanted to expand your cocktail horizons a bit, Drinkology: The Art and Science of the Cocktail ($7) would... [More]

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The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds

Experience the travails and neuroses of our feathered friends when you read the deadpan humorist book The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds by Matt Adrian ($16). From losing love in a tragic accident involving a pane glass window to a hummingbird with a violent... [More]

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The Big Book of the Hamptons

This book ($51) is probably the closest most of us will get to setting foot inside the regal estates speckling the Hamptons shoreline. Is that kind of a depressing thought? Sure. But the images are so beautiful you'll momentarily forget that you're struggling to make... [More]

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The Southern Cake Book

Our first thought when we page through The Southern Cake Book ($16), with its stunning photos and mouth-watering recipes? Who's going to make all of these cakes for us? Then we realize that the point is to make them ourselves. Fair enough, Southern Living, but... [More]

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Girls Standing on Lawns

The amazing Maira Kalman, whose paintings you may have encountered in the New Yorker, teamed up with Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) and dug through MoMA's archives until they unearthed a treasure trove of vintage photographs of - you guessed it - girls standing on... [More]

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Yes Please

You guys! We're pretty sure we have never been as antsy for the release of a book as we are for Amy Poehler's first, Yes Please ($18, preorder)*. It doesn't hit bookshelves until late October, but you better believe we'll be coughing up the funds... [More]

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