Summer Book Report

Pacific Northwest Beach Reads

If a Seattle summer ever materializes, these are the local authors you should bring to the beach, from Angela Garbes to Putsata Reang.

06/22/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Met Recs

June Pick: A Memoir by Sonic Boom Cofounder Nabil Ayers

The musician and cofounder of one of Seattle's most iconic record stores writes about his relationship with his father, jazz legend Roy Ayers.

06/08/2022 By Sophie Grossman

On the Page

Kim Fu Conjures Metaphorical Monsters

Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century uses the power of metaphor to more accurately portray lived experience.

04/29/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Local Letters

A Big Seattle Reading List

The books you should read from Washingtonians past and present.

05/20/2021 By Stefan Milne and Seattle Met Staff

Local Lit

10 New Seattle Books to Read This Spring

Three texts take on Amazon, while Daniel James Brown follows up 'The Boys in the Boat.'

05/10/2021 By Stefan Milne

Lit Fall

11 Localish Books to Read This Autumn

From Megan Rapinoe's new memoir to an anthology of local writers meditating on Covid-19.

10/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

Well Read

7 Books to Sustain You Through the Rest of Winter

From a YA coming-of-age story to clockwork poetry—here are the recent books with local bona fides you should check out.

02/27/2020 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

E.J. Koh’s The Magical Language of Others Parses Intergenerational Hurt and Healing

The local poet’s new memoir translates and responds to letters her mother sent her from Korea.

01/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

Web Exclusive

5 Books for the Seattle Music Lover

Want to go beyond an article? These books offer deep dives into local history.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

The bars of our future, My Drunk Kitchen, and why you're not allowed to say your food tastes like crack.

08/29/2013 By Seattle Met Staff

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

Death at your dinner table, the truth about double-stuffed Oreos, and an airing of grievances from a lot of riled up NYC food writers.

08/22/2013 By Seattle Met Staff

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

The economics of the bottomless mimosa, the evolutionary advantages of dairy, and the "huge balls of reeking fat" congealing in our sewers. One found in London is literally the size of a school bus.

08/15/2013 By Seattle Met Staff

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

We're obviously salivating: Wine terms, sour beers, cronut spinoffs, and spoilers on the world's best cheese.

08/01/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

Berry-filled summer desserts, racist asparagus, and the food corporations that are getting healthy.

07/25/2013 With Seattle Met Staff

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

The true story behind Chuck E. Cheese, the chopped salad boom, and the horrifying fate of a banana.

07/18/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Recommended Reading List

Wherein we parse nonexistent Shake Shack rumors, rank cheap beers, and ponder the dining proclivities of Game of Thrones.

07/11/2013

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

It's a New York Times triple-header: eggplant loving, beer-flavored ice cream, and the flavors creeping into our whiskeys.

06/27/2013 With Rachel Breiwick

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

The controversy of the term "mixologist" and the game-changing potential of crickets as a protein source.

06/13/2013 By Seattle Met Staff

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

The fight over half the world's sockeye salmon, and an intimate look at Kim Jong-il through the eyes of his former nanny/sidekick.

06/06/2013 By Seattle Met Staff

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

Distillery transparency, the $325,000 burger, eating cicadas, and why you need germs to be healthy.

05/23/2013 By Seattle Met Staff