Last month we discussed winter themed reads including a historical novel set within the colder seasonal months, a lengthy fantasy novel, and a chilling thriller. (You can read more about them here.) This month, we are going to focus on books that will warm you (and your home) on cold winter evenings.
Here are some awesome selections for winter time comfort food:
Comfort in an Instant: 75 Comfort Food Favorites For Your Pressure Cooker, Multi Cooker, & InstaPot by Melissa Clark – This book is full of cozy weekend recipes and soups. Just perfect to make while it’s snowing outside. With these “set it and forget it” recipes, you can even read by the fire while dinner is cooking!
From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from the Boss Dogg’s Kitchen by Snoop Dogg– Not only is this book fun to read, but it also has a recipe for the ultimate winter comfort food…. baked mac and cheese. Yum!
American Cookie: The Snaps, Drops, Jumbles, Tea Cakes, Bars, and Brownies We Have Loved For Generations by Anne Byrn– There is absolutely nothing better than the smell of fresh baked cookies in the oven. Does anyone disagree? Pick up this book and find your favorite recipe!
See you soon!
—Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian
Have you checked out what the Livingston Public Library librarians are reading? Our Livi Lit videos are posted on the library’s Instagram account @LivingstonLibrary and offer readers a quick insight into what they are reading!
In case you missed it, in the previous Livi Lit video, Librarians Gina and Jessica discussed To Make Monsters Out of Girls, a collection of poetry by Amanda Lovelace, and The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, which was our Xtreme Readers book club choice for grades 4-5!
In the most recent Livi Lit video, librarians Gina and Jessica talked what they are currently reading. Jessica told us about The Adults by Caroline Hulse. This book opens with an emergency call because someone has been shot with a bow and arrow. But who? And why? In this novel, Claire and Matt are divorced and they have a daughter. The ex-couple decides to go on a holiday with their daughter, her imaginary (and really tall) rabbit, and their new significant others.
Gina discussed The Immortalists by Chole Benjamin. In this novel, four siblings see a fortune teller who tells them each when they are going to die. This prediction shapes the choices that they make and the way that they live their lives.
So, travel on over to the library’s Instagram, check out what we’re reading, and comment below with what’s in your to-read pile!
-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian