Summer Reading List

For me, summertime is epitomized by a few simple things. A chilled glass of wine, a hastily-eaten ice cream cone, a day that never seems to end because of a late sunset. And a good book on a beach (although I won’t be picky, I’ll take an body of water). My summer reading guide is…

Spring Reading List

I’ve been reading with reckless abandon this early spring, and want to share both some of my recent reads and some of the books that are on my list right now. It’s not quite reading on the beach season yet (unless you’re traveling, in which case GOOD FOR YOU!), but it is the perfect time…

Winter Reading List

I’ve been on a tear this winter… a tear through the shelves of the New York Public Library. I don’t know if it’s the cold weather or the start of a new year with new possibilities that has me so buried in books, but I felt like my imagination has been running wild and I’m…

Holiday Reading List

The second annual holiday reading and gifting guide is officially here! I am a firm believer that there is no better gift to give or receive than a book that is thoughtfully and lovingly selected. Here is my list of favorite books for the special people in your life. If you need any more recs,…

Fall Reading List

Nothing says “curl up with a good book and a cozy blanket” like the advent of the fall season. I’ve been devouring books lately while on the road traveling, but there’s nothing quite like cracking open a good book in the comfort of your own home. Here are a few of the books I’ve been…

Top Food-Related Books

I’ve found in the past few years, especially living in the culinary mecca of NYC, that discovering more about the food ecosystem has been an integral part of my culinary education. Reading stories from the perspectives of the chefs, editors, and people close to food has helped me to gain an even deeper understanding and…

A Midsummer Reading List

Who here has been ripping through their summer reading lists while lounging by the beach and pool? I sadly have barely logged any reading-by-crystal-clear-water time this summer, but I have logged a lot of airplane reading hours. That’s kind of the same, right? I put together my list of must-reads for the rest of this…

Memorial Day Reading List

A weekend away (and a Monday off) calls for a great read. Whether you’re curled up in bed in the morning, sitting by the beach, or in need of distraction on your train or flight, these books are my top picks for your weekend of freedom. Lilac Girls – Set in the midst of World…

April Reading List

Spring has sprung, the sun is shining, and there are SO many good books on the market! There’s nothing quite like being able to sit outside on a park bench and enjoy a good book in the great outdoors of NYC. Admission: I’ve already dug into 4321, and it is beyond fantastic. Here is a…

March Reading List

Winter in NYC is in full swing and that means that I am officially devouring library books by the truckload. There is so much great literature out there that it sometimes makes it tough to sift through and find those gems that you can’t put down. As always, here is what’s on my reading list…

My All-time Favorite Books

As a book lover, a question that I get asked with relative frequency is “what’s your favorite book?”. While I’m not sure that I could narrow it down to just one (that’s like choosing a favorite child), I have put together a list of some of my all-time favorite reads, as well as a few…

New Year, New Reading List

Once again, I find myself at the start of a new year with a crazy thirst for great literature. There’s something about the cold weather in the city that makes curling up with a blanket and a good book that much more appealing (although I do love a good beach read as well). Here are…