RE­JU­VE­NATE YOUR READ­ING LIST

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That copy of In­fi­nite Jest that has been on your bed­side ta­ble for three years? You’re never go­ing

to read it (#toughlove­time). Get busy with these new spirit-el­e­vat­ing reads in­stead.

THE AN­SWER TO EV­ERY­THING

by El­yse Fried­man This tragi­com­edy about a cult started by a broke artist some­how man­ages to ex­plore the mean­ing of life while be­ing ridicu­lously funny. Bonus:

It’s by a Cana­dian au­thor.

THE THIRD PLATE

by Dan Bar­ber Farm-to-ta­ble is so last year. This tome ex­plores the next revo­lu­tion in food (buzz­word: “whole farm”) while still be­ing to­tally read­able

and hunger-pang-in­duc­ing.

THE ART OF BAK­ING BLIND

by Sarah Vaughan Take equal parts Ya-Ya Sis­ter­hood and Julie and Ju­lia, mix with life-af­firm­ing sen­ti­ment and you have this belly-warm­ing con­fec­tion about bak­ers vy­ing to be the

next big thing in cakes. SARAH LAING h

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