What We’re Reading: Winter 2022

This month, the Celadon team shares the books we turn to for cozying up during our winter hibernation.

Home Cooking

By Laurie Colwin

"I return to Laurie Colwin’s wonderful Home Cooking whenever I need to feel I’m spending time with a friend who knows the importance of laughing at oneself, feeding others, and enjoying the pleasure and creativity of cooking. I never cook the recipes in this book; I simply curl up and savor Colwin’s inimitable voice and spirit. I love giving this book as a present, too. It’s a book about food and life that needs to be shared." –Jamie Raab, President

Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide (An Atlas Obscura Book)

By Cecily Wong & Dylan Thuras

"I’m obsessed with Gastro Obscura — perfect for foodies and the armchair travelers we all need to be during the pandemic. It is the perfect way to learn about the world…through food!" –Deb Futter, Publisher and SVP

 

too much beauty

By Eleanor Seigler

"An uncomplicated collection of vignettes and stories that feel like a stream of consciousness highlighting nuances of humanity. This book has had a wonderful grounding and comforting effect on me since I discovered it two years ago. Pages 113 and 20 are some of my favorites." –Erin Cahill, Manager of Studio Art

100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen

By Sarah Kieffer

"I snagged this cookbook at our team’s white elephant gift exchange (thanks, Rachel!), and the three recipes I’ve tried so far have produced three of the best cookies I’ve ever baked. I’m going to keep my oven warm and my cookie jar full throughout the winter thanks to this incredible book." –Jennifer Jackson, Senior Director, Consumer Marketing

The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield

The Apollo Murders

By Chris Hadfield

"My favorite astronaut has written an alternative-history thriller set in space, so obviously this is at the top of my winter TBR pile! The description: 1973: A final, top-secret mission to the Moon. Three astronauts in a tiny spaceship, a quarter million miles from home. A quarter million miles from help." –Jaime Noven, Senior Marketing Manager

Taste by Stanley Tucci

Taste

By Stanley Tucci

"It might not be a 'cozy' read, necessarily, but what better excuse than a chilly day to read about food, indulge in a decadent meal, and get cozy on the couch to watch The Devil Wears Prada? No complaints here!" –Randi Kramer, Assistant Editor

Priory of the Orange Tree

By Samantha Shannon

"I tend to read a lot of long, heavy books in winter, and I think Priory is the perfect book if you want to sink into gorgeous, feminist world-building. It’s quite a tome, but worth the effort!" –Sandra Moore, Marketing Assistant

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