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8 New Books To Read This Holiday

‘Tis the season for cozying up in front of the fireplace with a new book. Whether you’re looking for a new novel, essay collection, or book of poetry, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best new books of the season to fulfil all your reading, or gift-giving, needs. 

Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom
By Toni Morrison with a forward by Zadie Smith 
This summer, Toni Morrison died at the age of 88 years old, one of the most beloved writers of our era. This little volume of excerpted quotes makes the perfect stocking stuffer, and can be appreciated by newcomers as an introduction to her work, or by devoted readers looking for a short collection that they can enjoy in a single setting.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life
By Ali Wong
In this collection of letters addressed to her daughter, comedian Ali Wong talks all things motherhood, dating, sex, Asian culture, and working in the male-dominated field of comedy. It is equal parts wise and entertaining, and the perfect read for a lazy holiday afternoon.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

Life of the Party
By Olivia Gatewood
This collection of poetry written by the fiercely feminist Olivia Gatewood is depressing—but in the best of ways, because it makes you stop, think, and feel. Her verse tackles sexism, violence against women, and victom-perpretrator dynamics. 
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

Woman on the Edge
By Samantha M. Bailey
Sitting at #1 on Amazon’s women writers chart, this must-read thriller opens with these words: “Take my baby.” The mysterious stranger who spoke these words then hands the novel’s protagonist her baby and jumps off the subway platform in front of the oncoming train, launching a series of events that will keep you turning this book’s pages till the end. 
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

Meg & Jo
By Virginia Kantra
If you can’t get enough of Louis May Alcott’s Little Women—and you can’t wait till the Greta Gerwig-directed film rendition featuring Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Timothée Chalamet hitting theatres this Christmas—pick up a copy of this new modern retelling of the classic children’s novel, featuring the four March sisters all grown up. 
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

The Turn of the Key
By Ruth Ware
Through letters written to her lawyer, this thriller’s heroine, Rowan, tries to explain how she got where she is now: locked in a British prison, accused of the murder of the little girl she was nannying.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

Little Weirds
By Jenny Slate
This new collection of literary essays has the stamp of approval from Mindy Kaling and Amy Sedaris, so it’s sure to be good. Jenny Slate, actress and comedian, delivers exactly what the title promises: delightfully weird little essays, all about life, love, and heartbreak. 
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

Game of Thrones: A Guide to Westeros and Beyond
By Myles Mcnutt
Now that HBO’s Game of Thrones is all wrapped up, relive all eight-seasons of drama (and pretend the finale never happened) with this definitive guidebook to all things Westeros. And if you’re not a GoT fan yourself, this hardcover coffee table book is the perfect gift for that friend of yours who is. 
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

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