Food and Book Pairing: Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein

The Book: Title: Love at First Like Author: Hannah Orenstein Publisher: Atria Books Release Date: 8/6/19 Genre: Romance Age Range: Adult Rating: ★★★ Publisher’s Summary: Eliza Roth and her sister Sophie co-own a jewelry shop in Brooklyn. One night, after learning of an ex’s engagement, Eliza accidentally posts a photo of herself wearing a diamond ring on that finger to her Instagram … More Food and Book Pairing: Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein

ARC Review: We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Title: We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Release Date: 6/8/21 Genre: Fiction Age Range: Young Adult Content Warnings: depression, anxiety, OCD, mentions of anti-semitism and racism Rating: ★★★★★ I recently fell in love with Rachel Lynn Solomon’s The Ex Talk, and I was thrilled that I got the … More ARC Review: We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Food and Book Pairing: A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen

The Book: Title: A Taste for Love Author: Jennifer Yen Publisher:  Razorbill Release Date: 2/2/21 Genre: Romance Age Range: Young Adult Trigger Warnings: Driving under the influence, unwanted sexual advances, brief mention of eating disorder Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: To her friends, high school senior Liza Yang is nearly perfect. Smart, kind, and pretty, she dreams big and never shies … More Food and Book Pairing: A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen

Food and Book Pairing: The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley

The Book: Title: The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre Author: Robin Talley Publisher:  Berkley Release Date: 12/1/20 Genre: Romance, Fiction Age Range: Young Adult Trigger Warnings: Mentions of fire, mentions of small injuries, mentions of blood, mentions of homophobia, injury (broken leg), “slut-shaming” Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: Melody McIntyre, stage manager extraordinaire, has a plan for everything. What she doesn’t … More Food and Book Pairing: The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley

Food and Book Pairing: The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Book: Title: The Ex Talk Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon Publisher:  Berkley Release Date: 1/26/21 Genre: Romance Age Range: Adult Trigger Warnings: Death of a parent, cancer Rating: ★★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can’t imagine working anywhere else. But lately it’s been a constant … More Food and Book Pairing: The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Food and Book Pairing: Something Wonderful by Todd Purdum

The Book: Title: Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution Author: Todd S. Purdum Publisher:  Henry Holt and Co. Release Date: 4/3/18 Genre: Biography/Non-fiction Age Range: Adult Trigger Warnings: Alcoholism, sexual misconduct, depression, cancer Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, … More Food and Book Pairing: Something Wonderful by Todd Purdum

Food and Book Pairing: Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

The Book Title: Yes No Maybe So Author: Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed Publisher:  Balzer + Bray Release Date: 2/4/20 Genre: Fiction Age Range: Young Adult Trigger Warnings: Divorce, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism Rating: ★★★★ Publisher’s Summary: YES – Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking … More Food and Book Pairing: Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed