Read about cake and eat it, too!

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Cape Girardeau Public Library

The holiday season is all about making memories with family and enjoying delicious cookies, candies and treats. Here are a few curated titles that bring together books and baking.

The Cookbook Club by Beth Harbison: This fun fictional read follows three women as they tackle life’s changing waters while also sharing a love of food and cooking. This is a book about love and friendship and the choices we make as we navigate our journeys through it all.

Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies by Vicky Zimmerman: “Food is for feasting, friends are for savoring, and the way to a man’s heart is . . .irrelevant” is the bolded line on the back of the cover and honestly if that isn’t a hook I don’t know what is. For fans of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Kate’s life falls apart at 40, she meets Cecily while volunteering at the Lauderdale House for Exceptional Ladies, and the two find friendship over a 1950s cookbook.

Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke: Things almost seem quiet for the Swensen family – no bodies to be found – so much so that it makes the local headline. But with Hannah’s mother’s wedding around the corner, someone might have spoken too soon! With decisions like buttercream versus fondant to make, Hannah doesn’t have time to be hitting people with her cookie truck or getting arrested.

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall: Single mum Rosaline Palmer joins the feel-good British baking show to win the prize money and give her daughter the life she deserves. Throw in some love triangle romance and you have a feel-good romantic comedy to get you through the ups and downs of the holiday season!