Sunday, May 31, 2009

NPR Books for Summer Reading has several lists of recommended books for your reading pleasure this summer.

The 10 Best Summer Cookbooks of 2009 (recommended by T. Susan Chang)
1. Cooking Know-How by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
2. The Flavors of Asia by Mai Pham
3. Memorable Recipes to Share with Family and Friends by Renee Behnke
4. The Modern Vegetarian by Maria Elia
5. Preserved by Nick Sandler and Johnny Acton
6. Real Cajun by Donald Link
7. Soak, Slathered, and Seasoned: A Complete Guide to Flavoring Food for the Grill by Elizabeth Karmel
8. The Spice Kitchen by Michal Haines
9. Tacos by Mark Miller
10. Vefa's Kitchen by Vefa Alexiadou

Best Fiction For Every Kind of Summer Day (recommended by Glen Weldon)
1. Cecil and Jordan in New York by Gabrielle Bell
2. The Family Man by Elinor Lipman
3. Genesis by Bernard Beckett
4. The Manual of Detection by Jedidiah Berry
5. Woodsburner by John Pipkin

The Five Best Novels of Summer (recommended by Jenna Crispin)
1. Castle by J. Robert Lennon
2. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
3. Follow Me by Joanna Scott
4. The Good Parents by Joan London
5. The Scenic Route by Binnie Kirshenbaum

For Summer Sleuths: Best Mystery, Crime Novels (recommended by Maureen Corrigan)
1. Awakening by S.J. Bolton
2. Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Fiction by African-American Writers edited by Otto Penzler
3. The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly
4. The Shanghai Moon by S. J. Rozan
5. The Way Home by George Pelecanos

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