January Book Club News

*New Titles, Menus, and Giveaways

*Novel Noshes: Small Things Like These Christmas Cake

*GalleyMatch Book Clubs Preview

*Book Blends & Recipes
From cocktails on a mysterious tropical Island to a magnificent New York dinner party to empanadas and pasties in 1830s England, to historic cake recipes, January reading features mouthwatering literary fare. And out today: enjoy our feature on Pam Lecky's historical novel, Her Secret War —and Lecky's book-inspired recipe—in January's Costco Connection.

Happy 2022! Here's to a new year of reading, cooking, and eating!

Judy Gelman
Book-inspired menus and giveaways featured on social media
Book Club Buzz Feature Titles
Authors' book-inspired recipe, menus, and giveaways
begin on the dates below for one month
Kristin Hannah
(St. Martin's Press)
From the author of Firefly Lane, The Nightingale, and The Four Winds comes a novel about how one night destroys the lives of three teenagers and their families.
Rachel Hawkins
(St. Martin's Press)
Fiction / Thriller
The author of The Wife Upstairs returns with a deliciously wicked gothic thriller set on an isolated Pacific island with a dark history.
Book Club Daily Feature Titles
Authors' book-inspired menus and giveaways
begin on the dates below for one week
Pam Lecky
Historical Fiction
A gripping story that explores a deadly tangle of love and espionage in war-torn Britain.

Jennieke Cohen 
Historical Fiction
Culinary delights abound, romance lingers in the air and plans go terribly, wonderfully astray in this gender-bending take on My Fair Lady.
Kaira Rouda
(Thomas & Mercer)
A quiet neighborhood. A lovely home. A promising new beginning. In a heartbeat everything can change in this propulsive novel of suspense.
Fiona Davis 
Historical Fiction
A tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal, and murder within one of New York City’s most impressive Gilded Age mansions.
Novel Noshes: Ask the Author
Authors Share Book-Inspired Fare

"Our book club is discussing Claire Keegan's Small Things Like These, a novel set in 1985 in a small Irish town during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Can you share ideas for a book club menu?"
-Kay, Boston, Massachusetts
From author Claire Keegan:
"My answer must be Christmas cake! And here’s an updated version of Odlum’s recipe, mentioned in Small Things Like These. It seems to turn out well every time. The trick, I think, if there is one, is in getting the oven temperature right. Is there anything lovelier than a slice of Christmas cake with tea after a walk on Christmas Day?"

We're happy to reach out to authors with food pairing ideas for your reading selections! Contact us. Also see Novel Noshes, menu ideas from authors and book clubs, and Author Recipes.
GalleyMatch Book Clubs Suggest
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Joanna Fitzpatrick
Blu Stocking Lit(erary) Soc(iety) of West Allis, Wisconsin

Pittsburgh Chick Lit Book Club of Pennsylvania

Boulevard Book Group of Westfield, New Jersey
Rachel Hawkins
Reckless Readers Book Club of Eastford, Connecticut

Page Ladies of Cleveland, Ohio
Spices that bring smiles: Book, TV, and Song Blends— our spices, herbs, and blends inspired by literary, television, and music favorites. Enjoy individual Blends or customize gift boxes.

Blends at indie bookstores!
Blends are available at 
*Titcomb’s Book Shop Sandwich, Massachusetts 
*Skylark Book Shop, Columbia and The Novel Neighbor, St. Louis, Missouri
*Main Street Reads, Summerville, South Carolina
*Reads by the River, Waterford, Wisconsin
*Wordsmith Book Shoppe Galesburg, Illinois
"Grain of Thrones"
 Breadstick Swords
Thanks to our bloggers who created recipes with Book, TV, and Song Blends Recipes are featured on the Blends Bash page and social media.
"Game of Scones"
 Death by Chocolate Cookies
"Dried and Prejudice"
Tomato Soup