I just read Climbing the Mango Trees, by Madhur Jaffrey. I really really liked it and found it really nice to read. It is a memoir of her childhood in India, and her life growing up. It is an adult book, but I found it quite easy.
For Christmas from my grandparents I got Sam Stern's Cookery course: For students in the kitchen. I have not cooked anything from it, but it looks really good, and had some lovely recipes.
Expect a blog post soon about a meal I made!
Happy New Year