The Team at Books & Books Recommends Their Holiday Picks
This Week on The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan
On today’s episode, Mitchell’s joined by Books & Books colleagues Cristina Nosti, Gaël LeLamer, and Christina Russell to discuss their favorite books of the year to add to your holiday gift list.
Cristina N.’s picks:
To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss · Cleanness by Garth Greenwell · Recollections of My Nonexistence by Rebecca Solnit · World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil · Begin Again by Eddie S. Glaude · Piranesi by Susanna Clarke · Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise by Scott Eyman
Christina R.’s picks:
Nasla’s Dream by Cécile Roumiguière, illustrated by Simone Rea · Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built by Angela Burke Kunkel, illustrated by Paola Escobar · Mythopedia: An Encyclopedia of Mythical Beasts and Their Magical Tales by Good Wives and Warriors · Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse by Chantel Acevedo · Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse · Beach Read by Emily Henry
Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs · The Bear by Andrew Krivak · The Socrates Express by Eric Weiner · Via Negativa by Daniel Hornsby
The Year of Dangerous Days: Riots, Refugees, and Cocaine in Miami 1980 by Nicholas Griffin
Miami Noir: The Classics edited by Les Standiford · The Last Resort: Jewish South Beach, 1977-1986 by Gary Monroe · When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through edited by Joy Harjo · African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song: A Library of America Anthology edited Kevin Young · Deacon King Kong by James McBride · Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar · His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie · What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era by Carlos Lozada
This episode of The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan was recorded between North Carolina and Miami. Subscribe now on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever else you find your podcasts!