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For Readers Who Know That Certain Books are Treasures

For Readers Looking for a Book That Defies Genre THE WATER DANCER (OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB): A NOVEL by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World) From the National Book Award– winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.

For Night Circus Fanatics THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday) From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

For Readers of Powerful Fiction RED AT THE BONE by Jacqueline Woodson (Riverhead) An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary family, from the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming.

For Fans Who Binge-Watched The Handmaid’s Tale THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood (Nan A Talese) The Testaments is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale.

For Readers Who Have Missed Olive OLIVE, AGAIN (OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB): A NOVEL by Elizabeth Strout (Random House) Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions.

For Fans of Fierce Literary Heroines THE GIVER OF STARS: A NOVEL by Jojo Moyes (Pamela Dorman Books) Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium.

For the Romantic at Heart ROYAL HOLIDAY by Jasmine Guillory (Berkley) From the New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal comes a dazzling new novel about a spontaneous holiday vacation that turns into an unforgettable romance.

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING DELUXE EDITION by Delia Owens (Putnam) A beautiful, deluxe edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller—with a beautifully updated linen jacket, a foil-stamped case, four-color endpapers, a four-color map and illustrations throughout, and a new, personal note from the author.

For Espionage Addicts THE PARIS DIVERSION: A NOVEL by Chris Pavone (Crown) In this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of The Expats, Kate Moore is back to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems—and that it involves her family.

For Art Lovers Who Want a Look Behind the Velvet Rope METROPOLITAN STORIES by Christine Coulson (Other Press) From a writer who worked at the Metropolitan Museum for more than twenty-five years, an enchanting novel that shows us the Met that the public doesn’t see.

For Readers Looking for a Philosophical Thriller RECURSION: A NOVEL by Blake Crouch (Crown) What if someone could rewrite your entire life? A relentless science fiction thriller and deeply felt exploration of the flashbulb moments that define us—and who we are without them.

For Doctor Zhivago Devotees THE SECRETS WE KEPT by Lara Prescott (Knopf) A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice—inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.

For Fans Who Don’t Underestimate the Force RESISTANCE REBORN (STAR WARS): JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER by Rebecca Roanhorse (Del Rey) In this pivotal prequel to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the heroes of the Resistance—Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn—must fight back from the edge of oblivion.

For Readers Who Know “It’s Elementary!” SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CHRISTMAS DEMON by James Lovegrove (Titan Books) The new Sherlock Holmes novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin and Firefly - Big Damn Hero.

For Graphic Novel Gurus RUSTY BROWN by Chris Ware (Pantheon) A major graphic novel event more than 18 years in progress: part one of the ongoing bifurcated masterwork from the brilliant and beloved author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories.


For Readers Seeking Inspiration

For Sleep-Deprived Parents in Need of a Laugh

BECOMING: A GUIDED JOURNAL FOR DISCOVERING YOUR VOICE by Michelle Obama (Clarkson Potter) This gorgeous journal features an introduction by the former First Lady and more than 150 inspiring questions and quotes to help you discover your story.

LOVE POEMS FOR PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN by John Kenney (Putnam) In the spirit of his wildly popular New Yorker pieces and the New York Times bestseller Love Poems for Married People, Thurber-prize winner John Kenney presents a hilarious new collection of poetry for people with children.

For Morrison Fans, New and Old THE MEASURE OF OUR LIVES by Toni Morrison; Foreword by Zadie Smith (Knopf) At once the ideal introduction to Toni Morrison and a lovely and moving keepsake for her devoted readers: a treasury of quotations from her work.

For Fans Who Want to Party Like It’s 1999 THE BEAUTIFUL ONES by Prince (Spiegel & Grau) The brilliant coming-of-ageand-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death.

For Readers Looking for the Ultimate Owner’s Manual THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS by Bill Bryson (Doubleday) Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best.

For Devoted Royal Watchers THE CROWN: THE OFFICIAL COMPANION, VOLUME 2 by Robert Lacey (Crown) The fascinating royal and social history that inspired seasons 2 and 3 of The Crown, written by the show’s historical consultant.

For Fans of the Groundbreaking Comic and HBO Series WATCHMEN COMPANION by Alan Moore; Illustrated by Dave Gibbons (DC Comics) The Watchmen Companion collects for the first time long-out-of-print, rarely seen material based on the landmark comic book series!

For Fans with Friends in Low Places

Good Grief! For the Lifelong Fan

COUNTRY MUSIC: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns (Knopf) The rich and colorful story of America’s most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the twentieth century—based on the eight-part PBS film series.

THE PEANUTS PAPERS: WRITERS AND CARTOONISTS ON CHARLIE BROWN, SNOOPY & THE GANG, AND THE MEANING OF LIFE by Andrew Blauner (Library of America) A one-of-a-kind celebration of America’s greatest comic strip— and the life lessons it can teach us.

For the Curious and Curiouser HOW TO: ABSURD SCIENTIFIC ADVICE FOR COMMON REALWORLD PROBLEMS by Randall Munroe (Riverhead) Full of clever infographics and fun illustrations, How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.

For the Hostess with the Mostess MY DRUNK KITCHEN HOLIDAYS!: HOW TO SAVOR AND CELEBRATE THE YEAR: A COOKBOOK by Hannah Hart (Plume) After publishing two New York Times bestsellers, social media and Food Network star Hannah Hart is back with her biggest book ever: a humorous cookbook celebrating year-round holidays with food, drink, and friends.

For The One Who Thinks They Were on a Break GENERATION FRIENDS: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE SHOW THAT DEFINED A TELEVISION ERA by Saul Austerlitz (Dutton) A nostalgic, fascinating behindthe-scenes look at the blockbuster success of NBC’s Friends, including brand-new interviews with the series creators, published for the 25th anniversary of the show’s premiere.

For the Seasoned Home Cook AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY TV SHOW COOKBOOK by America’s Test Kitchen (America’s Test Kitchen) A gorgeous book featuring more than 500 of the very best recipes from the America’s Test Kitchen TV show in celebration of its 20th anniversary and its renowned celebrity cast.

For Fans Obsessed with Hawkins, Indiana VISIONS FROM THE UPSIDE DOWN: STRANGER THINGS ARTBOOK Netflix; Edited by Printed in Blood; Illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz, Rian Hughes, and Orlando Arocena (Del Rey) Over 200 artists present their own unique visions of Stranger Things in a stunning, full-color celebration of the runaway hit Netflix series.

For Those Looking for Lessons in Leadership CALL SIGN CHAOS: LEARNING TO LEAD by Jim Mattis and Bing West (Random House) A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis—the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time—and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.


For Young Adult Fans of #OwnVoice Stories

For Activists, Young and Old NO ONE IS TOO SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE by Greta Thunberg (Penguin Books) The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations.

For Dungeon Masters Everywhere DUNGEONS & TOMBS (DUNGEONS & DRAGONS) by Jim Zub, Stacy King, Andrew Wheeler and Official Dungeons & Dragons Licensed (Ten Speed Press) This introductory guide to the worlds of the leading fantasy role-playing game provides an immersive illustrated primer to the prisons, castles, traps, and labyrinths where players find adventure in D&D.

For Readers Who Believe in Make-Believe A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: THE POETRY OF MISTER ROGERS by Fred Rogers; Illustrated by Luke Flowers (Quirk Books) For the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Children’s Corner are collected in this charmingly illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers.

For Hilda Fans Far and Wide HILDA AND THE MOUNTAIN KING: BOOK 6 by Luke Pearson (Flying Eye Books) The newest book in the beloved Hilda series continues the actionpacked adventures with our beloved Hilda stuck in the body of a troll trying to save all of human and troll-kind!

For Aspiring Top Chefs THE TEEN KITCHEN: RECIPES WE LOVE TO COOK [A COOKBOOK] by Emily Allen and Lyla Allen; Foreword by Rachael Ray (Ten Speed Press) A colorful and engaging cookbook, written by teenage media stars The Kitchen Twins, with more than 75 accessible, fun, healthy, and delicious recipes for everyday cooking.

For Llama Llama Lovers LLAMA LLAMA MESS MESS MESS by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan (Viking Books for Young Readers) Mama Llama teaches Llama Llama a humorous lesson in cleaning up in Anna Dewdney’s bestselling Llama Llama series.

For Little Readers with a Big Sense of Adventure JUST IN CASE YOU WANT TO FLY by Julie Fogliano; Illustrated by Christian Robinson (Neal Porter Books) Funny and sweet, told with lyrical text and bright, unexpected illustrations, Just in Case You Want to Fly is a celebration of heading off on new adventures—and of knowing your loved ones will always have your back when you need them.

ALL OF US WITH WINGS by Michelle Ruiz Keil (Soho Teen) Michelle Ruiz Keil’s fantasy debut about love, found family, and healing is an ode to post-punk San Francisco through the eyes of a Mexican-American girl.

For Your Favorite World Builder MINECRAFT: THE END: AN OFFICIAL MINECRAFT NOVEL by Catherynne M. Valente (Del Rey) The brand-new official Minecraft novel is an epic battle for survival! When humans enter the End, a pair of endermen must decide which side they’re really on.

For Gamers Who Want to Take Over YouTube NINJA: GET GOOD: MY ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GAMING by Tyler “Ninja” Blevins (Clarkson Potter) From one of the leading Fortnite gamers in the world comes your game plan for outclassing the rest at playing video games.

For the Little Artist on Your List THE CRAYONS’ CHRISTMAS by Drew Daywalt; Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Penguin Workshop) A brand-new Crayons book from the #1 New York Times bestselling duo, just in time for the holidays. This special book has letters, games, ornaments, a poster, and even a pop-up Christmas tree!

For Daddy-Daughter Duos HAIR LOVE by Matthew A. Cherry; illustrated by Vashti Harrison (Kokila) It’s up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters, from former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison.

For Little People Who Know a Little Gumption Goes a Long Way ELBOW GREASE VS. MOTOZILLA by John Cena; illustrated by Howard McWilliam (Random House Books for Young Readers) Superstar entertainer John Cena’s second picture book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series features a high-octane story starring the truck who never gives up, Elbow Grease!

For Fans of the Netflix Series THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE MIDNIGHT BLADE by Max Brallier; Illustrated by Douglas Holgate (Viking Books for Young Readers) The 5th book of the New York Times bestselling series! When an unexpected villain appears, can Jack and his friends save themselves—and the rest of the world—from cosmic domination?

For the Teen Who Loves Rom-Coms FRANKLY IN LOVE by David Yoon (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers) Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong?

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