Okay, I've finished winnowing...well, I've done the best winnowing I could. If you see that something has been excluded, just let me know and I'll get it added into the voting thread.
The cookbook with the most votes got only 4 and none of the rest got more than 2 votes....SO... I'm going to put them ALL out- all that got votes, I mean. Sorry Carb Lover, m'dear.
I do have a comment and a suggestion regarding the book that got 4 votes, i.e., GREAT COFFEE CAKES, STICKY BUNS, MUFFINS, etc. Since the book(s) for these 2 months are especially popular due to baking for the holidays, I do NOT think we should have a single book that does not include cakes, cookies, pies and other standard holiday fare. This is just my opinion. We could choose that book and another with a wider range of recipes....Let me know what you all think.
(ordered by most votes to fewest)
GREAT COFFEE CAKES, STICKY BUNS, MUFFINS, etc (Carole Walter)
NEW BOOK OF GREAT DESSERTS and THE BEST DESSERT BOOK EVER (Maida Heater)
HOW TO BE A DOMESTIC GODDESS, BAKING AND THE ART OF COMFORT COOKING (Nigella Lawson)
THE BETTY CROCKER COOKY BOOK (sp? is it just a typo?)
ROSE'S CHRISTMAS COOKIES (Rose Levy Birnbaum)
BAKING FROM MY HOME TO YOURS (Dorrie Greenspan)
MAIDA HEATER'S COOKIES (Maida Heater)
DESSERTS BY THE YARD and SECRETS OF BAKING (Sherrie Yard)
THE SWEET LIFE (Kate Zuckerman)
THE ROSE BAKERY COOKBOOK (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea) (Rose Carrarini)
THE GOOD COOKIE by Tish Boyle
I will leave this thread up until FRIDAY OCTOBER 24 (extended date).
Please feel free to make comments ONLY IF you have made them in a way that will NOT make the book you vote for difficult to find in long paragraphs.