However, it doesn't matter how badly I want to read a book when I get it more often than not books I own end up getting pushed aside by newer shinier review books. This summer I've been trying to refocus a little (and admit that I don't have any place left to cram a book) and try and read the books I have. So after some digging around my bookshelves here's my Top Ten Foodie book TBR:
2. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn - I absolutely loved Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Flinn and have had this book and another one by her sitting on my shelf for far too long!
3. Yes, Chef by Marcus Sameuelsson - I'm cheating a little with this one because I don't physically have a copy of this book on my shelf. However, I'd gotten a digital copy from the library a couple of years ago when I first got me kindle. Read about 25% of it, loved it and then got distracted and never finished it. This was pre-Paperwhite days so I was doing all my Kindle reading on my big 9" Kindle Fire tablet which is really too heavy and bulky for me to read comfortably. I'm really hoping to get a chance to finish this one.
4. Consuming Passions: A Food Obsessed Life by Michael Lee West - I love a a good food memoir and this one involves travel as well!
5. The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection by Michael Ruhlman - I've seen Ruhlman's name attached to better known (to me at least) chefs on tons of cookbooks but I know virtually nothing about who he is. I'm hoping this will fix that.
7. A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer - I read the 5th book in the series and absolutely loved it. Great characters, interesting small town and absolutely delicious sounding soups! I'll probably wait until it gets a little cooler to review this one so I can try out one of the yummy looking recipes in the back of the book.
8. Cookie Dough or Die by Virginia Lowell - I love the idea of a little shop specializing in cookie baking. Not so much a bakery but a shop full of flavorings and sprinkles and cookie cutters. I could probably spend hours in a store like that.
9. An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette - One of my favorite things in a book is if I'm familiar with the series. I love Key West and Key Lime pie! This one may be coming up soon because now is the perfect weather for the pie!
10. Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinlay - This is the 3rd in the Cupcake Bakery series. I've read the first 2 and really enjoyed them and I love the rest of McKinlay's other series. Not only do I have the 3rd book in the series but the 4th, 5th, and 6th as well.
This list could've gone on endlessly but these are my current top ten and I'm hoping to have reviews up for a few of them soon. Are there any here that catch your eye? Or any foodie book - fact or fiction - that I simply must read?
I'm linking up with Weekend Cooking hosted by Beth Fish Reads