Two Birds Books Holiday Gift Guide 2022

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Gift Guide Winter 2022

Hello & Happy Holidays!

Flip through for some fun gift items we’re carrying at Two Birds Books this winter, as well as our curated reading lists to help you find the perfect book for someone on your list...or, you know, yourself.

Wishing you a very safe and happy holiday season,

The Two Birds Books Crew (a.k.a. Gary, Denise, Tito, & Marsh)

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Staff Favorites Fiction Picks Nonfiction Picks 2022 Award Winners Cookbooks Children’s Books Gift Ideas

Betweenthetwoofuswe’veread300+bookssofarthis year.Here’swhatrosetothetopasourfavoritesof2022…

TrueBiz

Agreatnovelaboutthestudents, parents,andteachersataschool forthedeaf. Wonderfullyreal charactersgiveaninsidelookat deafculture.Oneofthosebooks Garywassadtofinish.

ThisTImeTomorrow

Awomanwakesuponher40th birthdayinher16-year-oldbody. Thisfunny,magical,heartfelt time-travelnovelisanhomageto averyspecialfather/daughter bond. Trust

Abookbestleftunspoiled,butin general,thisbookisexploring history,writing,andhowonetells one’sstoryorhowotherstellitfor them.

Foster&SmallThingsLikeThese

ThesenovellasfromIrishshortstory masterClaireKeeganarequiet, atmospheric,anddeeplymoving: SmallThingsisawintrytaleofa mandeliveringcoalandcomingto termswiththedarksecretsofhis smallvillage;Fosterisabouta neglectedyounggirlwhogetsa briefglimpseofwhatitwouldfeel liketobetrulycherished.

OurWivesUndertheSea

Astrangeandwonderfulbook aboutawomanwhoisstuckatthe bottomoftheoceanina submarineandhergirlfriendleft behind.

AllowMetoRetort

Anextremelyfunnyandscathingtakeonthe Constitutionwithrealworldexamplesofhow tomakethingsbetter.

Dinosaurs

AmanwhowalksfromNewYorktoArizonato leadanewlifenextdoortoaglasshouse. Millet’strademarkbackdropoftheimpending doomofclimatechangeishere,but foregroundedwithaquietsuburbanstory aboutbeinggoodinabadworld.

Thistlefoot

AnovelbasedonRussianfolklore’sBabaYaga. Here,hergrandchildreninherither chicken-leg-houseanddecidetotourthe countrywiththeirpuppetshow.Thenthings getweird.

RemarkablyBrightCreatures

Muchofthisnovelistoldfromtheperspective ofanoctopustrappedinSeattle-area aquariumandhisfriendshipwithitselderly janitor.Heartwarmingdoesn’tbeginto describeit.

BlackCake

Awomanwholeavesbehind,yes,acake,plus adecades-longtrailofsecretsforher estrangedchildrenwhenshedies.Anexcellent pickforanyoneinterestedinfooddiaspora, theCaribbean,orfamilysagas;anyonedeeply connectedtotheocean,swimming,orsurfing; oranyonewhoappreciatesveryhuman, well-writtencharacters.

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* Small Things Like These Claire Keegan Booker Prize Shortlist
Gayl
National Book Award FInalist
Pulitzer
History All This Could Be Different Sarah Thankam Mathews National Book Award Finalist
Hutch Tess
National Book Award Winner The Netanyahus Joshua Cohen Pulitzer
for Fiction
Imani
National Book Award Winner The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida Shehan Karunatilaka Booker Prize Winner A Desolation Called Peace Arkady Martine Hugo Award–Best Novel *
Award
&Finalists
frank: sonnets Diane Seuss Pulitzer Prize for Poetry The Birdcatcher
Jones
Cuba Ada Ferrer
Prize for
The Rabbit
Gunty
Prize
South to America
Perry
2022
Winners

Watercress

The Last Cuentista Donna
HIguera Newberry Award Winner
Firekeeper’s Daughter Angeline Boulley Printz Medal, Morris Award, Edgar Award
Barbra
Andrea
Caldecott Medal, Newberry Honor, Asian/Pacific American
Best Picture Book Last Night at the Telegraph Club Malinda Lo Asian/Pacific American Award– YA The Trees Percival Everett Booker Prize Shortlist A Snake Falls to Earth Darcie Little Badger Newberry Honor, Nebula Award A Master of Djinn P. Djèlí Clark Nebula Award, Best Novel
Nobel
Literature The Book of Form & Emptiness Ruth
Women’s
Fiction Welovedthisone! * *
Wang
Award–
Annie Ernaux
Prize for
Ozeki
Prize for
CookingwithMushrooms AndreaGentl Mezcla:RecipestoExcite IxtaBelfrage TheMexicanVegetarian Cookbook MargaritaCarrilloArronte MilkBar:AllAboutCookies ChristinaTosi FirstGeneration:Recipes fromMy Taiwanese-American Home FrankieGaw CaliforniaSoul:Recipes fromaCulinaryJourney West TanyaHolland Go-ToDinners InaGarten SmittenKitchenKeepers DebPerelman OttolenghiTestKitchen:ExtraGood Things NoorMurad&YotamOttolenghi KoreanAmerican ErikKim What’sforDessert ClaireSaffitz IDreamofDinner(soYouDon’t HaveTo) AliSlagle

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MiddleGradeReaders(8-12) Odder Katherine Applegate The Door of No Return Kwame Alexander Across the Desert Dusti Bowling Stellarlune (Keeper of the Lost Cities #9) Shannon Messenger Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17: Diaper Överlöde Jeff Kinney Red, White, & Whole Rajani LaRocca Dwellers Eliza Victoria Cat Kid Comic Club #4: Collaborations Dave Pilkey *
Ourabsolutefavoritebookaccessories: BookSeatsforbooks/tablets(available inarangeofcolors) MightyBrightbooklights(availableina smallsize,shownhere,andaslightly largerrechargeablesize)

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