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Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go ($10) is a haunting tale of students at a special boarding school called Hailsham. It's a remarkable work that asks readers to essentially read between the lines to discover the truth behind Hailsham's secrets and the lives of its... [More]

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Gourmet Game Night: Bite-Sized, Mess-Free Eating for Board-Game Parties, Bridge Clubs, Poker Nights, Book Groups, and More

We're advocating a new kind of girls night - game night! To go with this boozing, bonding and backgammon, the Gourmet Game Night: Bite-Sized, Mess-Free Eating for Board-Game Parties, Bridge Clubs, Poker Nights, Book Groups, and More ($13) is our culinary bible. The beauty of... [More]

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Skinny Dips

Parties are one of the more challenging things to navigate when trying to keep an eye on what we're eating, and you know we love a good party! Our go-to trick, whether we're hosting our own or attending a friend's is to prepare some healthier... [More]

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What the Yuck? The Freaky and Fabulous Truth About Your Body

The contents of What the Yuck? The Freaky and Fabulous Truth About Your Body ($14) may not be anything you couldn't find with a two-minute Google search, but hear us out: The 205 questions in this book, from, "Why do I get headaches after sex?"... [More]

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Put 'em Up

Summer is the season of luscious fruits and veggies, and while we can't get enough of them fresh, there's lots more we can do with our five a day that'll allow for yummy treats year long. Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for... [More]

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The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir

Manhattanite moonlighting drag queen moves to the countryside with his partner and finds domestic bliss in the most unexpected places and ways - The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir ($17), is our kind of memoir. Follow the wit, mirth... [More]

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Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel

Part urban city romance, part apocalyptic tale, the Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel ($15) is at times so convincing that it becomes frightening. This tale is not all doom and gloom - an old fashioned love story is weaved throughout as Lenny Abramov,... [More]

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Godmother

Carolyn Turgeon's Godmother ($11) is a retelling of Cinderella, and we have to warn you that it's not nearly so cheerful as the cover makes it look. But neither is it one of those intolerably sullen, gloomy fairy tale-based novels that make fairy tales look... [More]

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You're A Horrible Person, But I Like You

Comedians offering us life advice? This we had to read. You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice ($10) left us gasping for breath on the floor at the "advice" written by Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow, Harold Ramis,... [More]

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This Is Why You're Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever): Eat More, Cheat More, Lose More--and Keep the Weight Off

We'll admit it - Jackie Warner scares us. Have you seen those abs, or the way she trains her clients? She's intense, result driven and fierce, so when she writes a work-out/ diet book, we're paying attention! This Is Why You're Fat (And How to... [More]

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Cult Movie Quote Book

Stop relying on IMDB when you're looking for a movie quote to keep in your mental arsenal for witty cocktail repartee. Cult Movie Quote Book ($10)... [More]

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Diet Road Test: My Diva Diet, Week 3

We're rounding the bend into the final week of following Christine Lakatos' My Diva Diet ($16), (check out our intro and first week observations), and it's been an interesting road. Here are our thoughts and observations from our second full week of this Diet Road... [More]

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The Small Stakes

Why oh why do we not have unlimited wall space? If we did, it'd be covered with awesome show posters. Conveniently, we do have quite a bit of space on our bookshelves (you would too if you ditched those college textbooks you're hanging on to... [More]

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Picking up a medical mystery might have been the last idea on your mind when creating your summer reading list, but you've got to give this one a chance. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks ($15.21) is a thrilling true tale of Henrietta Lacks, her... [More]

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Never Leave the House Naked

Fashion rules: Do you follow them? Do you know them? Do you care? We've been reading up on said "rules" in Never Leave the House Naked: And 50 Other Ridiculous Fashion Rules ($14) and we have to say, the rules and varying opinions on them... [More]

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John Waters: Role Models

If romance or sci-fi isn't quite your summer reading cup of tea, we invite you to enter the twisted and fantastical world of John Waters: Role Models ($17). This cult-classic director of such gross-out films as Pink Flamingos, A Dirty Shame, Serial Mom, Hairspray and... [More]

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Fly Away Home

We've yet to read a Jennifer Weiner book we didn't love, and her latest, Fly Away Home ($15), is no exception. The story of a politician's wife, Sylvie, and her two daughters, Diana & Lizzie, in the wake of a political scandal, it centers on... [More]

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Happy National Ice Cream Month!

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? Makes sense - we crave the sweet, icy treat the most when the temperature's on the rise. How to celebrate? Making some of your own ice cream, of course! We recommend David Lebovitz's new tome,... [More]

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Tip It! The World According to Maggie

Who doesn't love Maggie Griffin? The wise-talking, wine loving mother of comedienne Kathy Griffin, she's sweet, funny, and always has a good recommendation for a reasonably priced box of wine. If you watch My Life On the D-List, you know that Tip It! The World... [More]

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The Good Stuff Cookbook: Burgers, fries, shakes, wedges, and more

Long before Spike Mendelsohn won our hearts and stomachs on Top Chef, he was cooking up some mean classic American fare in D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood at Good Stuff Eatery. In The Good Stuff Cookbook: Burgers, fries, shakes, wedges, and more ($16) he shares 120... [More]

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