sisi, sorry to hear you are having health problems.hope this list helps pass the time! The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin Any book written by MFK Fisher The Cook and the Gardener by Amanda Hesser Any book written by James Beard Any book written by Julia Child Tender to the Bone by Ruth Rykal (check spelling on her last name.) The Curious Cook Charlie Trotters cook books, they are beautiful. Most of these can be found at the local library. What do you most want to study? pastry? cooking? please post your favorite subjects so fellow cooks can share their ideas. feel better!