This post is sponsored by Bookwitty. Thoughts my own.
One of my favorite things about the holidays is reading everyone’s annual wrap-ups and lists of books they are most excited to read in the new year. Every year, I’m reminded of some gems that I missed and have a renewed excitement for what’s to come. When Bookwitty asked me to share with you the 5 books I’m most looking forward to read this holiday season, I was excited to delve into my literary arsenal and pull out the ones I forgot. Here they are:
The Nix by Nathan Hill
When I first heard about this one, the author was being promoted as the new John Irving. As an avid Irving fan, I was skeptical, but when Irving himself came out to promote the book, I knew the world was onto something. I’m a bit ashamed that I haven’t picked this one up yet, especially because it explores the media and this election has renewed my interest in how that impacts people and events, but I’m looking forward to reading it.
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
This is one of those books that I was interested in because I liked the cover, but the premise is equally intriguing. Deathbed confession books tend to be hit or miss but if the Internet is to be believed, this one is a definite hit and the book is making a lot of great end-of-year lists.
The Lauras by Sara Taylor
I was a big fan of The Shore by Taylor, who is also a #30Authors contributor, and I’m looking forward to picking up her latest. Unlike The Shore, which took place in one small, coastal town, The Lauras traverses a number of states with stories stemming from each. Everyone I know who has read it, so far, has loved it and I hope Taylor doesn’t read this post and find out that I’m behind!Find out how you can win your holiday reading wish list from @Bookwitty! #sponsored Click To Tweet
Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs
If this election has taught me anything, it’s that I want to make a difference. I no longer want to sit on the sidelines and hope that others will do good work – I want to chip in and do good work, myself. This book sounds like a great way to get inspired to do more, as told through the lives of women who defied the odds and changed the world
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
As a vegetarian, I’ve read a lot of books about why we should care about the humane treatment of animals and why eating meat is detrimental to our health, but I haven’t read many about the cognitive functions of animals and this one piqued my interest. While I know that dolphins and pigs are incredibly smart and that dogs are one of the best animals on the planet (I might be biased), I’m curious about those I don’t know much about. Plus, it will probably make it easier to remain a vegetarian!
So, there you have it – 5 books on my holiday wish list. While Bookwitty isn’t giving me these 5 books, they do want to make your holidays dreams come true and are running a contest on their site. All you have to do is set up a free account, share your top 5 books, and voila! You’re entered to win! Here are some additional details and I wish you the best of luck:
This post was originally part of a holiday giveaway.