November Book-o-Scopes: Cookbooks

November 5th, 2019

Upgrade your dinners by trying a new cookbook. Try one based on your astrological sign!

Aries: March 21 – April 19
Mastering Spice: Recipes and Techniques to Transform Your Everyday Cooking by Lior Lev Sercarz
You’re bold, Aries, so your food should reflect that. Learn more about different spices with this guide & take your cooking to the next level!
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Taurus: April 20 – May 20
The Bread Collection: Artisan Baking for the Bread Enthusiast by Brian Hart Hoffman
You’re a reliable friend & family member; everyone can count on you. Try baking the staple of almost every meal: bread!
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Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Fix-It and Forget-It: Slow Cooker Freezer Meals: 150 Make-Ahead Meals to Save You Time and Money by Hope Comerford
You are always on the move, Gemini, so why not try making meals that value your time?
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Cancer: June 21 – July 22
The Best Comfort Food on the Planet by Kerry Altiero
You’re one of the more sensitive signs, Cancer, and you crave comfort, so try this book about the best comfort food!
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Leo: July 23 – August 22
Effortless Entertaining Cookbook: 80 Recipes that will Impress Your Guests without Stress by Meredith Steele
You love parties & elaborate meals, so you should pick up a cookbook to help you host your next dinner party.
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Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Taste of Home: Half Homemade
You’re always on the go, Virgo. You need a cookbook that will help you cut your cooking time down.
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Libra: September 23 – October 22
Good Housekeeping: 1,200 Triple-Tested Recipes
Libra, have you ever been able to decide on anything? You need a classic cookbook with plenty of variety to satiate your changing tastes.
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Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
The New Orleans Kitchen: Classic Recipes and Modern Recipes for an Unrivaled Cuisine by Justin Devillier
You love strong, bold flavors, so why not try a Cajun recipe?
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Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Love and Lemons Every Day: More than 100 Bright, Plant-Forward Recipes for Every Meal by Jeanine Donofrio
You’re all about fresh flavors & veggies. Try some new vegetarian-packed dishes!
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Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
One-Pan Wonders: Fuss-Free Meals for Your Sheet Pan, Dutch Oven, Roasting Pan, Casserole, and Slow Cooker
You like efficiency, Capricorn, so you’ll love these recipes for meals that only use one pot or pan!
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Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Quick & Healthy Spiralized: Breakfasts, Snacks, Sides, Entrees, Desserts & More
You love trying out new recipes & kitchen appliances, Aquarius. Try learning how to spiralize fruits & vegetable.
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Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Delish Insane Sweets: Bake Yourself a Little Crazy by Joanna Saltz
You’re one of the most charming signs, Pisces, so why not try making treats that are just as sweet as you?
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If you want more personalized picks, try our reading recommendation service Book Mate! Fill out a short form about your likes and dislikes and one of our book experts will choose 3-5 titles for you. Who knows? They might suggest your next favorite book! Try Book Mate online or stop by any branch and pick up a form there!


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December Book-o-scopes

December 7th, 2018

Your next read is in the stars! Let Allie, the Book Psychic, pick a book for you based on your star sign. Each book listed is one of the best of 2018! Check out the other titles.

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Part adventure story, part historical fiction, you’ll dive into this tale of an 11-year-old slave in 1880s Barbados who escapes with the plantation owner’s brother in a hot air balloon.

Pisces: February 19 – March 20
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
You’re a hopeless romantic – fall into the romance between Carlos and Nik, who meet after Nik’s boyfriend (of 5 months) proposes to her on a JumboTron at a baseball game.

Aries: March 21 – April 19
Lies by T.M. Logan
Treat yourself to this fast-paced pageturner where Joe Lynch is trying to figure out what in his life is real—or if everything’s based on lies.

Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Florida by Lauren Groff
You’re an Earth sign that loves luxurious language, so Groff’s short stories set in Florida will surely delight.

Gemini: May 21 – June 20
I Am I Am I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell
Each chapter in O’Farrell’s beautiful memoir describes her close experiences to death—each one will pull you in.

Cancer: June 21 – July 22
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh
You enjoy reading about people’s experiences, so pick up emotional, eye-opening memoir about a working-class family in Kansas.

Leo: July 23 – August 22
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
You like twisted, dramatic, and unlikable characters – so meet Maurice Swift, obsessed with becoming famous in the literary world—no matter the cost.

Virgo: August 23 – September 22
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
You’re a fan of stories with strong, compelling characters. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy’s lives are brought to a halt when Roy is wrongfully accused of a crime and sent to prison.

Libra: September 23 – October 22
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
You love learning about new perspectives, so try this memoir about a Korean-American girl adopted by a white family in Oregon.

Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Try this inventive murder mystery—the only way for Aiden Bishop to prevent Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder is by identifying the killer… however, each day, he wakes up in a different house guest’s body.

Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
You’ll love this darkly comic tale of a Nigerian women who has a younger sister who ends up killing her boyfriends.

Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year-Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic
You love reading and learning, so pick up this spellbinding narrative about the worst sea disaster that killed more than 1,000 men in 1945.

If you want more personalized picks, try our reading recommendation service Book Mate! Fill out a short form about your likes and dislikes and one of our book experts will choose 3-5 titles for you. Who knows? They might suggest your next favorite book! Try Book Mate online, or stop by any branch and pick up a form there!

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