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Our Good Reads

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Our Good Reads

January is the perfect time to embrace all things hygge (a quality of coziness that makes a person feel content and comfortable). Imagine a warm blanket, a couple of burning candles, your favorite drink and a really good book…hygge at its finest.

Books happen to be some of our best-selling items at Red Lark. Such a pleasant surprise! Whether it’s a cookbook, collection of short stories, children’s board-book, or a series of photos; it’s nice to know people still enjoy turning physical pages. Here are some of our favorites at the shop right now.  

  • Home by Carson Ellis. Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist’s own studio. A meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits, this loving look at the places where people live marks the picture-book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and artist for the indie band the Decemberists.
  • Vanlife Diaries by Kathleen Morton. Inspired by the blog and Instagram account, Vanlife Diaries is an inspiring and detailed look into the world of the rolling homes built and occupied by a new generation of modern nomads: a range of professionals and creatives who have ditched conventional houses for the freedom of the road and the beauty of the outdoors. 
  • Host by Erin Prum and Josh Williams. Host is a contemporary guide to eating, drinking and entertaining from W&P Design co-founders. From intimate weeknight dinners to festive large-scale gatherings, Eric and Josh show how to be a better host with inspired-yet-approachable recipes and advice for creating delicious meals and unforgettable experiences all with an eye towards how people eat and drink in today’s urban centers.
  • Half Baked Harvest, Super Simple by Tieghan Gerard. On her blog and in her debut cookbook, Tieghan is beloved for her freshly sourced, comfort-food-forward recipes that taste even better than they look. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple takes what fans loved most about Half Baked Harvest Cookbook and distills it into quicker, more manageable dishes, including options for one-pot meals, night-before meal prep, and even some Instant Pot® or slow cooker recipes.
  • Atlas of Imaginary Places by Mia Cassany. Upside-down mountains, volcanoes that spew bubble gum, a gentle humpback whale keeping an entire city afloat. These and other wonderful worlds may not exist on Earth, but elsewhere–who knows? Each spread of this captivating book invites readers on a fantastic voyage. 
  • Milk Bar Life by Christina Tossi. Go off the clock with Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar as she bakes one-bowl treats, grills with skills, and embraces simple, nostalgic—and often savory—recipes made from supermarket ingredients.
  • ¡Buenos Nachos! By Gina Hamadey.A modern-day tribute to Mexico’s most brilliant edible export, with recipes collected from celebrities and top culinary talents that range from the traditional and minimalist to a nacho volcano that erupts with molten cheese.
  • The Essential Bar Book by Jennifer Fiedler. Full  of indispensable information about everything boozy that’s good to drink. This easy-to-navigate A-to-Z guide covers it all, from the tools of the trade to the history and mythology behind classic and modern drinks, and features 115 recipes for the world’s most important cocktails.