I love engagement chicken! It's a favorite here. 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life, Cindi Leive & The Editors Of Glamour
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, Deb Perelman. Usually cookbooks don't make the "books I read" list, but this one is full of well-written (and really funny) prose. The photos are gorgeous and these recipes haven't let me down yet.