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Take a Bite Out of These TV Shows and Movies!

We’re back with more recipes! This time, we bring you cookbooks based on some favorites from the big and small screen. Take a culinary trip to Westeros or Monica Gellar’s kitchen with these fantastic culinary creations. Enjoy!

 

A feast of ice and fire: the official game of thrones companion cookbook– chelsea monroe-cassel and sariann lehrer

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Are you surprised? Just because Game of Thrones is over, it doesn’t mean we have to stop our obsession. In fact, we can further our obsession with these recipes that allow us to indulge in the fantastical cuisine of Westeros.

 

the star wars cookbook: wookie cookies and other galactic recipes– ROBIN DAVIS

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Take a break from fighting intergalactic crime and cook up some of these out-of-this-world recipes!

 

 

The official Downton abbey cookbook– Annie gray

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An elegant cookbook for an elegant series!

 

The one with all the recipes: an unofficial cookbook for fans of friends– teresa finney

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You can practice your culinary skills before cooking up a huge feast for the Friends reunion this spring!

 

The Casablanca cookbook: wining and dining at rick’s– Sarah key, jennifer newman brazil, and vicki wells

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Take a step back in time with this one. Plus, there’s fun trivia to spice up your cooking experience!

 

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These Cookbooks Bring Your Favorite Stories To Life

If there’s one thing we love as much as books, it’s food! There’s nothing better than eating some good food while you dive into your favorite literary world. But, are you ever sitting there, happy as can be, when suddenly your whole world is turned upside down because the characters are eating some delicious food, and now all you can think about is eating the exact food they’re eating, no matter how far-fetched? Reading experience ruined. Well, the day has finally come. No longer will you be tortured by fantastical cabbage soup or just plain old chicken nuggets. We look out for you here at Bookstr, and we’ve compiled a list of cookbooks that will tell you exactly how to bring foods from your favorite worlds to your own table. Bon appetit!

 

The unofficial harry potter cookbook: from cauldron cakes to knickerbocker glory–more than 150 magical recipes for wizards and non-wizards alike– dinah bucholz

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Phew! You’ll definitely work up an appetite after reading that title! Words can’t describe how excited we are that we can cook all the magical recipes that we’ve grown up reading about.

 

Green eggs and ham cookbook: recipes inspired by dr. Seuss– Georgeanne Brennan and frankie frankeny

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Why not take a trip down memory lane? These recipes based on Dr. Seuss classics like Green Eggs and Ham (and more) will ignite your inner child!

 

The unofficial Narnia cookbook: from Turkish delight to gooseberry fool–over 150 recipes inspired by the chronicles of narnia– dinah bucholz

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Didn’t we all wish we had a magical wardrobe that sent us to a magical world where we could be beloved kings and queens? The answer is yes. This cookbook will take you one step closer to befriending a wise and benevolent lion.

 

The little women cookbook: tempting recipes from the March sisters and their friends and family– wini moranville

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With the recent release of the beautiful Little Women remake, we are craving more of the Marches. These recipes will definitely make you feel like a member of this wonderful family, from their table to yours.

 

dinner with Mr. darcy: recipes inspired by the novels of jane Austen– pen volger

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This innovative cookbook reimagines the plethora of food that appears in these beloved novels. Dinner with Mr. Darcy brings the best of Jane Austen’s novels to your table with a modern, easy twist.

 

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Check Out These YA Picks for National Bagel Day!

Every good reading session requires sustenance, and to celebrate National Bagel Day we’ve put together a list of our bagel themed favorites. Whether you’re into something sweet, a bit of savory, or a taste of everything, we have the perfect YA picks to enjoy alongside your snack. What goes together better than a good book and a tasty bagel?

 

Blueberry – More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

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Blueberries are the perfect mixture of sweet and sour, just like this pick from Adam Silvera. Aaron Soto is a sixteen-year-old kid growing up in a housing project in the Bronx. As he considers a procedure that helps erase bad memories, Aaron is truly a character that will pull at your heartstrings. The familial cast of characters bring to life your childhood (or at least the childhood you imagined having after seeing The Sandlot). With uplifting neighborhood antics and sad contemplations, Silvera brings the perfect balance to this YA pick.

Plain – The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

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Plain bagels are classic, simple, and sometimes overlooked with all the new and fun flavors out there. Look no further than this classic YA series with sixteen books to get your fix. The Princess Diaries helped define an age of emerging YA with Mia Thermopolis as a relatable teen thrust into being a princess. Still relevant and interesting twenty years after it’s publication, Meg Cabot’s unique writing style makes this series fun, heartbreaking, and utterly unforgettable.

Chocolate Chip – Just One Day by Gayle Forman

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This bagel is rich and sweet, just like this book from Gayle Forman. Allyson’s life is planned and prepped, while Willem drifts from place to place. This unlikely pair share one magnificent day in Paris that affects them both deeply and changes the course of Allyson’s life. Through the power of travel, Shakespeare, and self-reflection, Allyson learns about a lot more than just herself. A delight from start to finish, this book will have readers both laughing and thinking.

 

 

Onion – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Serious and savory with a bit of a kick, an onion bagel packs a punch. The Hate U Give gives audiences a unique and interesting perspective on police violence and racism in the United States. Star, a sixteen year old girl, deals with the challenges big and small as she navigates her family, secret boyfriend, and the weight of doing what is right. With brilliant writing, a warm and wonderful cast of characters, and an important message, The Hate U Give is an absolute must-read.

 

Cinnamon Crunch – The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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This pick is just plain sweet, if a little over the top, just like a cinnamon crunch bagel. On the day that Natasha’s family will be deported, she meets Daniel, a hopeful young poet. Even though Natasha doesn’t believe in love, Daniel bets her that he will make her fall in love in just one day. The book may have an over-the-top premise, but the incredibly sweet characters and the beautiful writing make this book a winner.

 

 

Asiago  – I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

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Although this book may not be cheesy, it is rich, filling, and savory. Readers will simply eat up this contemporary read surrounding identity, family, and race. After the death of her sister, Julia must learn not only who her sister really was, but who she intends to be. The raw conflict and intense mystery of this novel make it an interesting pick for any reader.

Everything – I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

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Chock full of mystery, young love, tumultuous family relationships, art history, philosophy, and so much more, Jandy Nelson didn’t skip a thing. Just like this bagel choice gives you everything you want all in one place, I’ll Give You the Sun has a little something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to laugh or cry, sing or paint, this book will give you that indescribable happy-sad-wonderful feeling.

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Books to Enjoy With Your Favorite Dessert

Desserts and books are arguably two of life’s greatest pleasures. Everybody seems to have a soft spot for desserts to a certain extent, whether you have a big sweet tooth or you’re more of a “special occasion” kind of person – who can resist a little bit of sweet?

To match your favorite dessert, here’s a book that will pair well with it. Enjoy!

Ice cream

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Ice cream is a frozen treat that never gets old. Although we traditionally indulge during the heat of the summer months, it’s really one of those desserts that can be enjoyed at any time during any season. If ice cream is your favorite dessert, grab a pint of your favorite flavor and indulge while reading Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man is perfect for anyone who loves ice cream because just like ice cream, it never gets old. You can read this book over and over and find something new each time you read.

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Chocolate Lava Cake

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If you’re someone who loves chocolate lava cake, chances are you love a good surprise. The warm, gooey interior of chocolate lava cake offers a complete contrast from its outer crust. Books with twists and turns are exhilarating – they keep the pages turning while keeping you on your toes. Here’s one to enjoy with your chocolate lava cake! Gone for Good by Harlan Coben is perfect for you if you love a book that keeps you guessing. Coben tells this invigorating story with plot twists woven into every chapter and achieves the rare feat of writing a novel which is genuinely unpredictable in every aspect.

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Tiramisu

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Ah, the traditional Italian dessert. Coffee-dipped and delicious, flavored with cocoa, it’s hard to go wrong with Tiramisu. If you’re in the mood for some Italian, why stop at food? Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman is set in Northern Italy and will give you a beautiful glimpse of the country while crafting a compelling coming-of-age story.

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French macarons

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If your favorite desserts are these delicious, little cookies, you might prefer your sweets in moderation. No need for a gigantic piece of cake or pie – a few of these mini French treats will do! Pair some French macarons with The Stranger by Albert Camus and indulge in a short, magnificent novel by one of the most renowned French writers of all time.

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Fill Your Ever-Expanding Bookshelf With Bookstr’s Nonfiction Recommendations!

 

Each week, Bookstr scans bestseller lists across the Internet to learn what people are reading, buying, gifting, and talking about most — just so we can ensure consistent, high quality recommendations. This week’s nonfiction picks are bestsellers, and showcase what’s resonating with audiences right now! Pick these up to see what everyone is talking about!

 

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5. Hungry by Jeff Gordinier 

Hungry by Jeff Gordinier is a story for any food lover to wet your appetite for meals and adventure. Feeling stuck in a dead-end work life, Gordinier happens into a fateful meeting with a Danish chef Rene Redzepi. The two begin the adventure of a lifetime, to set off across the world to find new flavors, new meals, and new food together. Across the world, they begin this road trip. In Sydney, they forage for sea rocket and sandpaper figs in suburban parks and on surf-lashed beaches. On a boat in the Arctic Circle, a lone fisherman guides them to what may or may not be his secret cache of the world’s finest sea urchins. And back in Copenhagen, the quiet canal-lined city where Redzepi started it all, he plans the resurrection of his restaurant on the unlikely site of a garbage-filled lot. Along the way, readers meet Redzepi’s merry band of friends and collaborators, including acclaimed chefs such as Danny Bowien, Kylie Kwong, Rosio Sánchez, David Chang, and Enrique Olvera.

 

 

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4. Nuking the Moon by Vince Houghton 

Nuking the Moon by Vince Houghton is a funny, hilarious book on so called ‘intelligence’ schemes the military left on the drawing board. Among them are attempts to use cats as listening devices, make aircraft carriers out of icebergs, psyche out Japanese soldiers by dropping foxes onto beaches, and yes…nuking the moon in order to shift hurricane trajectories. Obviously, none of these insane ideas came to reality but you’d be surprised how close them each came in this hidden history of government antics.

 

 

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3. They bled blue by Jason Turbow

They Bled Blue by sportswriter Jason Turbow captures the Los Angeles Dodgers’ thrilling, improbable 1981 championship season, highlighting the behind the scenes antics of the edgy and cast of colorful characters of the team. Eventually, this team went on to defeat the New York Yankees. This is a summer treat for fans of sports, mad tales of excess, and the quirkiness that is the rollicking, crazy ride of the 1981 baseball season.

 

 

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2. The Vinyl Frontier by Jonathan Scott 

The Vinyl Frontier by Jonathan Scott is an unlikely story of the 1977 NASA team attempting to craft the perfect playlist to place on the Voyager probe. Led by the great Carl Sagan, the music was intended not just to represent humanity but also to advertise our world to any intelligent alien forms of life. This book tells of how the record, The Sounds of Earth, was created. The final playlist contains music written and performed by well-known names such as Bach, Beethoven, Glenn Gould, Chuck Berry and Blind Willie Johnson, as well as music from China, India and more remote cultures such as a community in Small Malaita in the Solomon Islands. It also contained a message of peace from US president Jimmy Carter, a variety of scientific figures and dimensions, and instructions on how to use it for a variety of alien lifeforms. This is a fascinating book showcasing the creation of one of humanity’s greatest achievements.

 

 

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1. Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz 

Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz is a tale of one man’s journey across the American South. Tony Horwitz recounts the experience of an American journalist who was sent to explore the South prior to the Civil War as an assignment. The book follows this journalist’s journey, as the South proved to be an alien, hostile environment. He traveled for fourteen months on stagecoach, horseback, and by boat, becoming America’s first renowned landscape architect. In the modern day, Tony Horwitz tries to follow the journey undertaken over a century ago, seeking context for the divide between the South and the rest of America.

 

 

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