Read This Now: The Index
What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!
It's my girl Sheri Castle! Sheri writes an amazing cookbook. Her New Southern Garden Cookbook and The Southern Living Community Cookbook sit on my shelves with broken spines and food stains all over them. And now she's written a new Southern cookbook for everyone's favorite new small appliance! An award-winning cooking instructor, Sheri's directions are always spot on and delicious. Hoppin' John Risotto? Hummingbird Coffee Cake? I'm all in!
Instantly Southern by Sheri Castle ($16.99*, Clarkson Potter), recommended by Fountain Books, Richmond, VA.