Holiday Book Haul

A realization: people are intimidated to give me books. I totally understand why – the odds of handing me something I already own are not in their favor. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting books as presents, like the one that struck my heart this year or the beautiful vintage Dickens volumes my brother gave my last year (pictured below). And I give books as gifts like there’s no tomorrow.

But this year, I received more bookish gift cards than books themselves. And I was thrilled. So I got to work! Both at Barnes and Noble and our local independent bookstore, I added to my shelves a collection of books I can’t wait to dive into. Here’s what made the cut and why!

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December 2018

The books I read this December; recommendations organized by mood!

  • For the one to devour in one sitting: Normal People by Sally Rooney
  • For when you’ve watched The Holiday too many times: One Day in December by Josie Silver
  • For when you crave a new experience: Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson
  • For the one that’s maybe too cute: What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli
  • For when you want to do drugs but actually you’d rather just read about them: My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
  • For the frustrating but oh, so romantic love story: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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