Coffee Table Books

I'm currently on the hunt for entertaining display worthy coffee table books.  I have recently discovered interesting reads that would definitely keep the guests occupied.  These usually non-fiction hardcovers inspire conversations under various subject matters related to Art, Photography, Interiors, Food, Travel, or whatever interests you and your guest (s).  When selecting the displayed literature at home, it should ideally relate to your interest.  It normally defines the owner's personality and taste.  Here are some of my recent finds:

Learn how to concoct your own cocktails in the comfort of your own home.

Drinkology:  The Art and Science of the Cocktail
372 Pages by Stewart Tabori and Chang
Available in Anthropologie
Get carried away by an author's memoir in Paris of falling in love with both; 
A french man and french cuisine.

Lunch in Paris:  A Love Story with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard
324 Pages,  Hachette
 Creative journal of inspiration from thought to art.

The True and The Questions
Written by Sabrina Ward Harrison
128 Pages, Chronicle Books

 A Fully Illustrated Design Book focusing on the
beauty of imperfection and aesthetics in clutter.

A Perfectly Kept House is a Sign of a Misspent Life
Written by Mary Randolph Carter
272 Pages, Rizzoli

Thrift and Imaginative Style to re-decorate your own space.
 An inspiring read.

Etcetera: Creating Beautiful Interiors
With the Things You Love by Sibella Court
256 Pages, Murdoch Books

 I'm a fan of Audrey, so this is a wish list on my coffee table top.

Bob Willoughby, Audrey Hepburn Photographs: 1953-1966
282 pages, Taschen
A limited edition book of photos of the legendary actress

 Explore the lost art of mixing cocktails for that perfect evening.

Vintage Cocktails by Assouline
138 Pages, Assouline

A collage of sentimental memoir, tales of family, friends and community
 with delectable recipes of baked goodies.
Sweety Pies: An Uncommon Collection of Womanish Observations with Pies
Written by Patty Pinner
171 Pages , Ingram

 Curious about the texts written by the icon herself?

Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters written by Marilyn Monroe
256 pages, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Perfect for the fashionable hostess in creating a stylish event for every occasion.

Food Fashion Friends by Fleur Wood
215 Pages, Penguin

What are your preferences?
Happy Weekend!

Images via:  Anthropologie