What's more, I'm proud to announce that I have already ticked my first box, ie a book you can finish in a day.
A while ago I borrowed Food Rules by Michael Pollan from the library. I skimmed through it but didn't take time to read it properly until I received an email from the library to say that it had been recalled. So this afternoon I read it from cover to cover. It's an expansion of Pollan's philosophy on food, namely 'Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.' and is packed with commonsense rules to help steer us away from our modern processed food diet to a more traditional one of natural products, simply prepared and carefully eaten. My favourites include 'Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognise as food', 'Don't eat breakfast cereals that change the colour of the milk' and 'Break the rules once in a while'.
PS As the mother of a third year art student I should mention that it is exquisitely illustrated, although I can see no indication of the identity of the artist.