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.
The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. For more than twenty years, Barefoot Contessa, the acclaimed specialty food store, has been cooking and baking extraordinary dishes for enthusiastic customers in the Hamptons.