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2019 Holiday Gift Guide Part 2



Gayle and Nicole are back with the second half of our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. (Here is Part I of the Holiday Gift Guide.) We offer suggestions for a wide variety of readers on your list – mostly books but some “book-adjacent” items as well. We also look at the December Book of the Month picks and catch up on where we are with our 2019 reading challenges.

December Book Of The Month Picks

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Long Bright River by Liz Moore
The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey
The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

What We’ve Been Reading

Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
2019 Everyday I Write The Book Reading Challenge
Descent by Tim Johnston
The Current by Tim Johnston
Uncanny Valley by Anna Weiner
Loner by Teddy Wayne (Gayle’s review here)
The Morning Show on Apple+

For Fans of Literary Fiction

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Gayle’s review here)
Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf (Gayle’s review here)
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai (Gayle’s review here)
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Gayle’s review here)

For Your Friend Who Likes Weird Stories

The Need by Helen Philips

For Your Friend Who Needs A Distraction

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Gayle’s review here)
Forever Is The Worst Long Time by Camille Pagan (Gayle’s review here)
The Last by Hanna Jameson
The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton

Books To Read With Your Best Friend

Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Gayle’s review here)
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes (Gayle’s review here)
Daisy Jones And The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Gayle’s review here)
Becoming by Michelle Obama (Gayle’s review here)

For Little Women Fans

The Little Women Cookbook: Tempting Recipes From The March Sisters and Their Friends and Family by Wini Moranville

For Your Friend Who Enjoys Emotional Immersion

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo (Gayle’s review here)
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro (Gayle’s review here)

Non-book Gifts For Readers

Nook GlowLight
Kindle Paperwhite
Livho 2 Pack Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses
Prive Revaux Anti Blue Light Blocking Technology
Bookclubz app
Lake Pajamas & Robes
GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Mask Treatment

For People Who Want To Read The Book Before The Movie Comes Out

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Gayle’s review here)
The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn (Gayle’s review here)
News Of The World by Paulette Jiles
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

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