Holiday Book Talks with Jude and Rosie

  • Posted on: 14 December 2018
  • By: readersbooks

Check out our recommendations for holiday gift giving! And don't forget to come into the store for personalized advice.


Readers’ Books Holiday Book Talk, 11/29/18

Hardcover Fiction

Transcription--Kate Atkinson
November Road--Lou Berney
My Sister the Serial Killer--Byinkan Braithwaite
Washington Black--Esi Edugyen
Virgil Wander--Leif Enger
Unsheltered--Barbara Kingsolver
The Carrying--Ada Límon
Reservoir Tapes--Jon McGregor
Kingdom of the Blind--Louise Penny
Fruit of the Drunken Tree--Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Shakespeare Requirement--Julie Schumacher
His Favorites--Kate Walbert

Paperback Fiction

Friday Black--Nana Kwame Adjei-Breyah
Revolution Marina M.--Janet Fitch 
Boatbuilder--Daniel Gumbiner
Scribe--Alyson Hagy
Prague Spring--Simon Mawer
Ninth Hour--Alice McDermott
Home Fire--Kamila Shamsie
Sourdough--Robin Sloan


Hardcover Nonfiction

American Prison--Shane Bauer
Small Fry--Lisa Brennan-Jobs 
Ruth Bader Ginsberg--Jane Sherron DeHart 
Born to be Posthumous--Mark Dery
A Dream Called Home--Reyna Grande
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life--Eric Idle
The Good Neighbor--Maxwell King
To Obama--Jeanne Marie Laskas
These Truths, Jill Lepore
Library Book--Susan Orlean

Paperback Nonfiction

American Wolf--Nate Blakeslee
Woman Who Smashed Codes--Jason Fagone
Walking to the End of the World--Beth Jusino
Belonging--Nora Krug
L’appart--David Lebovitz
Unfinished Palazzo--Judith MacKrell
Call Them By Their True Names--Rebecca Solnit
Shark Drunk--Morte Stroksnes

Cookbook/Gift

Animal Kingdom--Randal Ford
Everyday Dorie--Dorie Greenspan
Animal--(Phaidon) James Hanken
Wall of Birds--Jane Kim
Milk Street Tuesday Nights--Christopher Kimball
Ottolenghi Simple--Yotam Ottolenghi
Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste--Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay
Almonds, Anchovies, and Pancetta--Cal Peternell
Tales from Inner City--Shaun Tan
History As They Saw It--Wolfgang Wild and Jordan Lloyd
Hidden Life of Trees (illus)--Peter Wohlleben


Little Books

Messing About in Quotes--Gyles Brandreth (ed)
40 Knots and How to Tie Them--Lucy Davidson
Dogist Puppies--Elias Weiss Friedman
Little Guide to Birds--Tom Frost
Sara Berman’s Closet--Maira Kalman and Alex Kalman 
This Book Will Put You to Sleep--Professor K. McCory
And Then You Die of Dysentery--Lauren Reeves
Seafurrers--Philippa Sandall
Schadenfreude--Tiffany Watt Smith
 

Family Holiday Book Talk 2018

Picture Books
Littlest:
The Night Box--Louise Greig
Boats on the Bay--Jeanne Walker Harvey
My Dog Laughs--Rachel Isadora

Right in the Middle:
Carmela Full of Wishes--Matt de la Peña
My Heart is a Compass--Deborah Marcero
Dreamers--Yuyi Morales

Bigger:
The Truly Brave Princesses--Dolores Brown
I Hate My Cats (A Love Story)--Davide Cali
Everything & Everywhere--Marc Martin


Middle Readers (7-12)

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge--M. T. Anderson
Louisiana’s Way Home--Kate DiCamillo
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone--Jaclyn Moriarty 
Dactyl Hill Squad--Daniel José Older
Inkling--Kenneth Oppel
Harbor Me--Jacqueline Woodson

Middle Reader Mysteries:
Small Spaces--Katherine Arden
The Parker Inheritance--Varian Johnson
Charlie and Frog--Karen Kane
The House in Poplar Wood--K. E. Ormsbee

For Fans of Rick Riordan:
The Storm Runner--J.C. Cervantes
Aru Shah and the End of Time--Roshani Chokshi
The Serpent’s Secret--Sayantani Dasgupta
Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain--Zac Gorman

For Harry Potter Fans:
The Crooked Sixpence--Jennifer Bell (Book 1 of the Uncommoners)
Whichwood--Tahereh Mafi (sequel to Furthermore)
The Witch Alone--James Nicol (sequel to Apprentice Witch)
Wundersmith--Jessica Townsend (sequel to Nevermoor)

For “Reluctant” Readers: 
The Bad Guys: Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?! (Bad Guys #7)
Soccer School: Where Soccer Explains (Rules) the World, Alex Bellos
Clara Voyant--Rachelle Delaney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown--Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13)
Knights vs. Dinosaurs--Matt Phelan
Unicorn of Many Hats--Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn #7)
Lumberjanes: The Good Egg--Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes #3)
Little Red Rodent Hood--Ursula Vernon (Hamster Princess #6)

LGTBQ+ Friendly Reads (Middle Readers)
Drum Roll, Please--Lisa Jenn Biglow
Star-Crossed--Barbara Dee

Young Adult

Penguin Minis: John Green 
For a Muse of Fire--Heidi Heilig
Sawkill Girls--Claire Legrand
I Am Still Alive--Kate Alice Marshall
Light Between the Worlds--Laura E. Weymouth

Thought Provoking Young Adult:
Damsel--Klana K. Arnold
The Deepest Roots--Miranda Asebedo
Hey, Kiddo--Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Need a Laugh?:
Jane Unlimited--Kristin Cashore 
Last Best Story--Maggie Lehrman
Scream All Night--Derek Milman
Pride--Ibi Zoboi

LGTBQ+ Friendly Reads (Young Adults):
What If It’s Us--Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Dear Evan Hansen--Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Benj Paskey & Justin Paul 
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue--Mackenzi Lee
Check Please: Book 1: #Hockey--Ngozi Ukazu