Art Garfunkel famously keeps track of the books he has read since 1968. As of writing this, the count is 1327 (he does not add a review). I thought I could do something similar but I am adding short reviews of books as I read them, and I rake my brain over what I read over the last decades. This is, evidently, a work-in-progress: there are 467 reviews so far. Titles marked with a * are particular favorites.
Alice B. Toklas: The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook
Well, it is cookbook but it is not just a reference work. Sure, it is dated but that is part of the charm: it captures a lost and more innocent world, and the fine but not pretentious cooking of well-to-do French homes around 1900-1950. And, of course, Ms Toklas is not only an excellent writer of recipes as well as of anecdotes: she rubbed shoulders with the clever and beautiful people of the period, so she had a few things to blather about.