Holiday Gift Guide for Readers
by Random House
'Tis the season to give, receive, and read.
GIVE. RECEIVE. READ.
'tis the season...
By Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Revealed in this extraordinary collection of letters are the late historian's unvarnished views of the great issues and personalities of his time: from the 1920s to the first decade of the 21st century. John Kennedy to Lyndon Johnson; Jacqueline Onassis to Eleanor Roosevelt; Al Gore to Gore Vidal.
by Ari Shavit
A groundbreaking, ambitious, definitive examination of Israel by one of the most influential columnists writing about the Middle East today.
by Margaret MacMillan
A gripping work of narrative non-fiction, THE WAR THAT ENDED PEACE is a fascinating portrait of the personalities and factors that pushed Europe over the brink into a catastrophic, world-changing conflagration.
For The History Buff
by Janet Evanovich
No one captures laugh-it-loud humor like Evanovich who’s all about “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today) with her iconic Stephanie Plum character, the much-loved bounty hunter and the original Jersey girl.
by Dean Koontz
Equal parts heart-wrenching romance, urban fantasy, and supernatural epic, INNOCENCE, “the most satisfying Koontz standalone in a while” according to Publishers Weekly, is the perfect entry point into the Koontz canon.
For Fiction Fanatics
by Lee Child
In Lee Child's latest novel of blistering suspense, he sends Jack Reacher into his most perilous mission yet and throws him for a loop that will change the man forever. Reacher butts a few heads, busts door a few doors, and cracks a case in his signature style.
by Joanna Hershon
Beginning in 1962, this engrossing, smart novel about passion, betrayal, class and friendship follows the lives of Ed and Hugh for next several decades, as their paths—in spite of their wildly different social classes, personalities and choices—remain strangely and compellingly connected.
By Jamie Ford
From the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful new novel set in Depression-era Seattle, a mother and son story, about love, hope, and the power of forgiveness.
by Danielle Steel
Acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel delivers her most moving, emotionally charged novel yet, in which lives are transformed after a series of heartbreaking accidents, and healing is achieved through the redemptive power of hope and love.
by Michael White
Hailed by critics as the next great hero of Italian gastronomy, White brings his passion for both authentic and newly inspired Italian cuisine to the home kitchen with nearly 250 recipes.
by Michael Paterni
THE TELLING ROOM welcomes you to the picturesque Castilian village of Guzmán to hear a tale about a fantastical piece of cheese that was prized by presidents and kings, a tale that, as it unfolds, reveals something real and surprising about the best and worst of human nature.
For The Foodie
by Clio Goodman
The classic American treat finally gets its due in this collection of foolproof pudding recipes, from beloved standards to inventive modern twists, by the owner of the Lower East Side's Puddin'.
by Michele Stuart
After the success of Perfect Pies, National Pie Baking Champion (27 times!), Michele Stuart went back into the kitchen—but this time with recipes for cookies, tea cakes, bars, brownies, specialty crusts, toppings, and more.
by C. C. Benison
The third novel in C. C. Benison’s captivating Father Tom Christmas series, TEN LORDS A-LEAPING has everything would-be sleuths could want this holiday season: murder, art forgery, upstairs/downstairs intrigue, rumors of bigamy, and one inquisitive vicar determined to get the bottom of it all.
by Fannie Flagg
An irresistible new comic mystery by the bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You.
For The Mystery Fan
by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr.
A grand portrait of over-the-top wealth and a haunting story of reclusive American heiress Huguette Clark. The New York Times calls it “an amazing story of profligate wealth . . . an outsized tale of rags-to-riches prosperity.”
Adapted by Charles Santino
Script by Beau L’Amour and Katherine Nolan
Based on the short story by Louis L’Amour, Illustrated by Thomas Yeates
The first graphic novel adaptation of the work of master storyteller Louis L’Amour is a dynamic tale of the Old West that explores the borderlands of loyalty and betrayal with the emotional grittiness of a noir thriller.
For The Graphic Novel Fan
For The Manhattanite
by Joe Scarborough
Joe Scarborough—former Republican congressman and the always insightful host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe—takes a nuanced and surprising look at the unexpected rise and self-inflicted fall of the Republican Party.
by Jon Meacham
A #1 New York Times bestseller in hardcover and now available in a gorgeous trade paperback edition, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times in this absorbing, impressive biography.
For The Politico
by Elizabeth Berg
From the beloved bestselling author of Home Safe and Open House comes a testament to the power of female friendship—a novel about four women who take a trip into their past, to find again the people they miss, and to reconnect with their fortunes.
by Maya Angelou
For the first time, legendary author Maya Angelou shares the deepest personal story of her life: the story of her relationship with her mother. Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away and unearths the well of emotions Angelou experienced long afterward as a result.
For The Strong Woman In Your Life
by Brian Jay Jones
He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters born of his fertile imagination. The Muppets made Jim Henson a household name, but they were just part of his remarkable story.
By George R. R. Martin
The perfect gift for fans of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels and HBO’s Game of Thrones: a collection of wicked one-liners from the incomparable Imp of Casterly Rock, fully illustrated by Jonty Clark!
For The Winner of Game Of Thrones Trivia
For The Kid At Heart
Foreword by Anthony Lane; Contribution by Haruki Murakami, Calvin Trillin and M.F.K. Fisher
Look what The New Yorker dragged in: For cat lovers everywhere, this is a true gift from the greatest magazine in the world, an irresistible anthology chock full of articles, humor, poems, fiction, covers and cartoons, in gorgeous full color.
By Danielle Steel
Here from #1 New York Times bestelling author Danielle Steel is a charming love letter to the pet dogs that have enriched her life. Filled with heart-warming stories and adorable pictures, PURE JOY is the perfect holiday gift for any animal lover.
For The Animal Lover
by Allen St. John and Ainissa Ramirez
A clever and accessible look at the link between physics and football that will entertain NFL wonks everywhere, this book offers a fresh analysis of a sport, just as books like Scorecasting and Watching Baseball Smarter have done in the past.
by Reza Aslan
Internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan sifts through centuries of mythmaking and sheds new light on one of history’s most enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor.
For The Scholar
For The Sports Geek
by Rob Delaney
Comedy Central, Rolling Stone, the Huffington Post, Vice, Paste, and Funny or Die have named Delaney one of the funniest people on Twitter and he has over 960,000 followers. In his collection of autobiographical essays, he shows he’s as insanely funny in the long-form as he is in 140 characters.
by Billy Collins
The first volume of new and selected poetry in twelve years from the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States. From birds, desk lamps, lanyards and Rome to being older than Cheerios, Collins wonderfully navigates the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself in this engaging collection. In the poet’s own words, he hopes that his poems “begin in Kansas and end in Oz.”
For The Dreamer
For Your Hilarious Sibling
by J.W. Rinzler
This splendid thirtieth-anniversary tribute completes New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler’s trio of fascinating behind-the-scenes books celebrating George Lucas’s classic films.
by Marisha Pessl
The critically acclaimed author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics, which People hailed as a "blockbuster debut," returns with a brilliant, breathtakingly suspenseful literary thriller, Night Film.
For The Film Aficionado
By Jordan Belfort
In his memoir, Jordan Belfort (portrayed by Leo Dicaprio in Paramount's upcoming film) tells all about how he became one of the most infamous names in American finance, leading his merry mob of fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers on a wild ride through one of the most outrageous scandals in recent history.
by Tracy Wolff
In Tracy Wolff’s sizzling novel of erotic tension—perfect for fans of Sylvia Day, E. L. James, and J. Kenner—sex and suspense steam up the sultry bayou.
by Stacey Kennedy
In this USA Today bestselling novel of erotic discovery, Stacey Kennedy blends together the intense BDSM lifestyle with a more traditional love story that goes beyond Fifty Shades of Grey.
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms. Release Me is the first book in J. Kenner's national bestselling Stark Trilogy.
For The Girlfriend Who Can't Wait Until The Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie
by Anne Perry
A CHRISTMAS HOPE, Anne Perry's eleventh Christmas novel, is a heartwarming story, perfect for buyers of holiday gift books; for readers who have discovered her as a New York Times bestselling author; and for those who loved her previous Christmas novels.
by Debbie Macomber
From beloved #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Debbie Macomber comes a festive and romantic Christmas story that takes readers to the Alaskan wilderness where two people find love in a most unexpected way.
For Under The Mistletoe
by Laura Andersen
Laura Andersen brings us the first book in an enthralling trilogy set in the dramatic, turbulent, world-altering years of Tudor England. What if Anne did not miscarry her son in January 1536, but instead gave birth to a healthy royal boy?
by Alison Weir
As the first Tudor queen and mother of the infamous Henry VIII, Elizabeth of York was a figure of key historical importance. As the only living descendent of Yorkist King Edward IV, she legitimized the new Tudor dynasty.
by Jane Ridley
King Edward the VII was fifty-nine when he took the throne in 1901, upon the death of his mother Queen Victoria. To everyone's great surprise, this playboy prince sobered up and became an extremely effective leader and the founder of England's modern monarchy.
For Royal-Obsessed Yankees
Don't Forget About You
Because You Ate Too Many Holiday Sugar Cookies
by Michael Olajide, Jr.
Loved Gone Girl
by Jennifer DuBois
Because You Want To Be Inspired
by Naoki Higashida
Because You Don't Know What You're Missing
by Diana Gabaldon
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The 12 Days of Reading
1. Pin three or more of your favorite titles from our 'Tis the Season Pinterest board to your holiday wishlist board.
2. Email your holiday wishlist board to us at firstname.lastname@example.org between Tuesday, December 3 and Saturday, December 14.
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3. Each day we’ll randomly select one winner to receive their three favorite titles, shipped from our house to yours.