Book Recommendation Thread

The classic Boston independent bookstore, Harvard Bookstore, is hosting their annual warehouse sale virtually this year. This means that even if you don’t live locally, you too can shop their huge and wide-ranging selection of discounted titles (while supplies last, of course).

Small businesses — bookstores included— are encouraging shoppers to shop early this year for the holidays. Maybe you’ll find a gem at Harvard Bookstore or your own local indie. Something specific in mind and no local store? Check out Bookshop.org that supports independent bookstores across the country.

As I’m putting together my November newsletter, I’m reflecting on books I read this year that I really want to recommend to all of you, plus some of my favorite gift items. So I thought I’d open up the question to all of you as well:

What books are you recommending/gifting this holiday season and why? What local authors/bookstores/literacy programs are you planning to support?

Share your recs in the comments!