I’ve been watching Cupcake Wars and The Great British Bake Off all week and I’m in the mood to cook and bake! Come share your favorite cookbooks with us and/or share what you’ve been reading, look for recommendations, etc., etc. Let’s talk books!

Regulars here, you know the drill:

What was the last book you finished?

What are you currently reading?

What’s up next on your “to read” list?

Cookbook edition bonus: Share or request cookbook recommendations!

Last books I finished were Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy and Tiny, Beautiful Things (so good! I cried a few times); currently, I’m in Tana French’s The Secret Place (I love Tana French and I hope she lives forever and learns to write faster :), and next up will be Olive Kitteridge.

As for cookbooks, I love the Budget Bytes cookbook and Carole Raymond’s Student’s Vegetarian Cookbook, which is great for cooking vegetarian for one or two people. I know, I know, I can find every recipe ever, ever online but there’s something so enjoyable about paging through a cookbook, looking at the pictures, skimming the index. I still love them and buy them! How about you? What’s on your literary plate this week? And what’s your favorite cookbook?