Thursday, December 04, 2014

Good Books, 2014

Well, 2014 is almost over and people are making lists. Here goes: good books that I've read this year, including some that we read in my various book clubs. I've written blog posts here or at my food blog about quite a few of them, but it never hurts to make a list.


  • Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver
  • A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki
  • A Replacement Life, Boris Fishman
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami
  • The Family Mashber, Der Nister


  • Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat, Bee Wilson
  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey, Gary Paul Nabhan
  • Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food, Jeffrey M. Pilcher
  • The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret world of Hershey and Mars, Joel Glenn Brenner
  • My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, Ari Shavit
  • One Summer: America, 1927, Bill Bryson
  • The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu, Dan Jurafsky
  • Alice Waters and Chez Panisse, Thomas McNamee
  • Breaking Bread in Galilee: A Culinary Journey into the Promised Land, Abbie Rosner
  • Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live, Marlene Zuk

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