I am a great reader, but usually refrain from making recommendations because everyone has different tastes… but this is a non-fiction that talks about how folks lived in the depression.  Little Heathens, by Mildred Armstrong Kalish.  Great recipes, great insight on how to make do, if you are looking at being more self  sufficient this is a great read to see how others did it.  There are ideas on jam, making pumpkin filling from a pumpkin you grow yourself, homemade marshmallows, and so much more.  I checked it out from the library.