Holiday Staff Picks

Need a gift or just looking to treat yourself this holiday season?

Browse our Holiday Staff picks! We all chose a few books we loved in the past year and put them all in one place for you!

The Night Diary Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735228511
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - March 6th, 2018

PK's Pick


The Deal of a Lifetime Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501193491
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Published: Atria Books - October 31st, 2017

Mary's Pick


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Cover Image
By Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525467342
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2001

Mary's Pick


A Christmas Blizzard: A Novel Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780143119883
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Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2011

Mary's Pick


It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143128410
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Published: Penguin Books - November 8th, 2016

Sarah's Pick

For the past two years I've read almost exclusively nonfiction and It's What I Do is to blame. It is the remarkable memoir of war correspondent and photojournalist, Lynsey Addario. Her life, so completely different than my own, is absolutely fascinating! Her writing is candid and clearly illustrates her experiences in the Middle East vividly. The stunning photographs, Lynsey's own, enrich the reading experience tremendously.
 


Dear Mrs. Bird: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501170065
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Published: Scribner - July 3rd, 2018

Sarah's Pick

If you've ever realized that you really enjoy WWII novels but don't always want to bawl your eyes out, Dear Mrs. Bird is for you! Emmy, an aspiring lady war correspondent in London, answers an add for a position with a paper, but doesn't pay the most attention to the details of the job description. Once she accepts, she finds herself in a unique position to help the women on the home front in this delightfully written and not terribly depressing WWII story!


Nevernight: Book One of the Nevernight Chronicle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250132130
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Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - June 20th, 2017

Sarah's Pick

Aussie author Jay Kristoff, best known at TBC for the YA Illuminae Chronicles, expands on his unique place in the literary world with Nevernight, the tale of fearless assassin Mia, her shadowy cat, and their adventures around a richly textured and fully developed fantasy world. Jay's unique humor and love an anecdotal footnotes sets Nevernight a step above the rest!


Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781400201655
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Published: Thomas Nelson - February 6th, 2018

Pam's Pick

As a woman, are you plagued with self-doubt and negative thoughts? In each chapter of this book Rachel gives you tips and practical advice on how to change those thoughts. She uses her own  life experiences to teach you how to change your way of thinking. There are examples on how to start your day and to try something new for thirty days.  According to Rachel only you have the power to change your life. 


American Wife: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812975406
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 10th, 2009

Pam's Pick


Nine Perfect Strangers Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250069825
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 6th, 2018

Jennifer's Pick


Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

Jennifer's Pick


Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062568441
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Published: Ecco - September 4th, 2018

Su's Pick

 


Noir: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062433978
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Published: William Morrow - April 17th, 2018

Su's Pick


The Widows of Malabar Hill (A Mystery of 1920s India #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616959760
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Soho Crime - November 20th, 2018

Su's Pick


The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062490421
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Published: William Morrow - April 24th, 2018

Hadley's Pick

Indulge your inner child while getting credit for reading a "big-kid" book. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is fun, fascinating, engaging, and super accessible. Meet the terrifying tyrannos, dopey but invincible ankylosaurs (my favorite), and plant-inhaling, peaceful sauropods


Come West and See: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393635584
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 8th, 2018

Hadley's Pick

I'm of the belief that a work of fiction is at its best when it causes you to identify with people you never thought you would--or, even better, don't want to. Apart from comprising breathtakingly written stories, Come West and See does just this. A book I can't stop thinking about.
 


Tell the Machine Goodnight: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780525533122
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 19th, 2018

Hadley's Pick

In a world in which the pursuit of happiness is prescribed, what does it mean to be authentic? Tell the Machine Goodnight grapples with this question through a compelling cast of characters and unsettling technologies. A book that's truly "now."
 


The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781681883816
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Published: Weldon Owen - October 9th, 2018

Sarah F's Pick

Listen, I know the sentence, "I cried laughing while learning about the history of drilling holes in peoples heads for medical purposes," is a wild ride and would make most people concerned for my sanity, but Sawbones is just that good. I have been a fan of the original Sawbones podcast for a while and I was so happy to get my hands on the book. The facts are perfect to bust out at your next fancy shindig, while the funny asides from Justin (the green text boxes in the book) keep things from getting too tough to stomach.


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501161933
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 29th, 2018

Sarah F's Pick

I know that Evelyn Hugo is fictional, but as soon as I started reading, I forgot. The old Hollywood drama feels so real that it pulls you in and acts as the perfect background for a story that asks what should be given up for ambition and what should be given up for love.


The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past #1) Cover Image
By Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765382030
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Published: Tor Books - January 12th, 2016

Sarah F's Pick

I find myself thinking about this book every time I have a spare moment--it just stayed with me. Cixin Liu's writing is surprisingly lyrical and pulled me in even though its talking about high-concept science that I was completely clueless about. The books takes all the usual trappings of a science fiction book but turns them into much more than just a story about space or aliens or physics; it becomes a book about humanity.


After Anna Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250099655
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 10th, 2018

Staci's Pick