If, like me, you just finished reading the back of the Reese’s Puffs box for the thousandth time (as General Mills hasn’t changed it in five or ten years now), you may need some reading material that’s a little more fresh. Allow me to pass along a couple of recommendations:

(As I have yet to actually see either of these, I can’t really make an “official endorsement” or anything, but I figured you’d be as interested in hearing about these new cereal-themed books as we at Cereal Fix are, anyway.)

First up is Cereal: Snap, Crackle, Pop Culture by Ed Daly. Purportedly written as a direct result of unemployment, Daly spent his days eating every type of cereal he could find and writing down his thoughts and commentary. According to the publisher, the book features “humorous, pop-culture inspired analyses of each brand and its packaging.” Could be interesting! It should hit shelves at the end of the month, retailing for $14.95.

The second book, The Great American Cereal Book, by Marty Gitlin and Topher Ellis, appears to focus more on the history of several famous breakfast cereal brands, with “behind-the-scenes stories about the creation of these iconic kitchen-table companions, with 350 images of cereal boxes, vintage ads, and rare memorabilia.” It will be available for purchase this October for $19.95.

If you’ve read either of these books, what did you think? Read any other good cereal books lately?

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