2019 Book Gift List

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BOOKS FOR ADULTS

lovers of literature

The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick (Stephanie F)
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg (Stephanie F)
One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan (Tiffany R.)
The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames (Anna)
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (Laura)
The Dragonfly Sea by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Laura)
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Jess J)
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Jess J)
Grand Union by Zadie Smith (Jess J)
A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum (Anna)
The Bird King by G Willow Wilson (Joe)
Kopp Sisters on the March by Amy Stewart (Angela)
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey (Angela)
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (Angela)
The Book of Dreams by Nina George (Stephanie F)
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors: A Novel by Sonali Dev

outdoorsy type

Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road by Kathleen Morton
Stories Behind the Images by Corey Rich (Leah)
Down from the Mountain: the Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear by Bryce Andrews (Jess J)
To Shake the Sleeping Self : a Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life With No Regret by Jedidiah Jenkins (Joe)
Rough magic : Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer (Joe)(&Cayla)
She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild by Gale Straub (Stephanie F)(&Cayla)

indoorsy type

Happiness is Baking by Maida Heatter (Laura)
Dinner for Everyone: 100 iconic dishes… by Mark Bittman (Laura)
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (Jess J)
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (Jess J)
Bazaar: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes Sabrina Ghayour (Anna)
Normal People: a Novel by Sally Rooney (Mary)
Decorating with Plants by Baylor Chapman (Cayla)
Beer at My Table: Recipes, Beer Styles and Food Pairings by Tonia Wilson (Cayla)

good true story

A Little Me by Amy Roloff (Tiffany)
The Women of Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell (historical fiction) (Angela)
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe (Steph C)
The Last Whalers: Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Courageous Tribe and a Vanishing Way of Life by Doug Bock Clark
The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier by Ian Urbina (Jess J)
Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands by Dan Jones
D-Day Girl: the Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose (Joe)
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer (Joe)
The First Conspiracy: the Secret Plot to Kill George Washington By Brad Meltzer (Joe)
Madame Fourcade's Secret War : the Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler by Lynne Olsen (Joe)
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (Joe)
Dutch girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen (Joe)
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek,  a novel by Kim Michele Richardson (Lynn)
Freckled : a Memoir of Growing Up Wild in Hawaii by TW Neal (Tiffany R.)
No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder (Angela)
The Farmer’s Son: Calving Season on a Family Farm by John Connell (Cayla)

Mixed-bag Category:

Making Comics-by Lynda Barry(Jerry)
Fifty Things that aren’t my Fault by Cathy Guisewite
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (Laura)
Tap Out by Edgar Kunz (Laura)
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow (Jess J)
The Family tree German genealogy guide : how to trace your germanic ancestry in Europe by James M. Biedler (Lynn)
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genelaogy by Blaine Bettinger (Lynn)
The Family Tree Polish, Czech & Slovak Genealogy Guide by Lisa A. Alzo (Lynn)
The Family tree historical maps book, Europe : a country-by-country atlas of European history, 1700s-1900s  (Lynn)3
LeBron, Inc.: the making of a billion-dollar athlete by Brian Windhorst (Stephanie F)
The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay (Matt)

BOOKS FOR KIDS

read together

Good Night Bubbala by Sheryl Haft
The Boring Book by Shinsuke Yoshitake (Mary)
Penny and Her Sled by Kevin Henkes (Mary)
Unicorn is maybe not so great after all by Bob Shea (Jessica O.)
Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe (Mary)
Just Because by Mac Barnett (Mary)
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School by Mo Willems (Mary)
Hats Are Not for Cats! by Jacqueline Rayner (Jessica O.)
Tomorrow Most Likely by Dave Eggers (Jessica O.)
The Happy Book: and Other Feelings by Andy Rash (Jessica O.)
Hangry by Drew Brockington (Jessica O.)
Snack Attack! By Terry Border (Jessica O.)
The  Crayons’ Christmas by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers (Jessica O.)
The Great Santa Stakeout by Betsy Bird and Dan Santat (Jessica O.)
Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan T. Higgins (Mary)
The Don’t Worry Book by Todd Parr (Jessica O.)
The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach (Jessica O.)
The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli (Mary)
Most Marshmallows by Rowboat Watkins (Jessica O.)
An Ode to the National Parks: You are Home by Evan Turk (Jessica O.)
What Kind of Car Does a T. Rex Drive? By Mark Lee (Jessica O.)
The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon by Matthew Burgess (Jessica O.)
Spencer and Vincent: the Jellyfish Brothers by Tony Johnston (Mary)
Bikes for Sale by Carter Higgins (Mary)
The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight by Jennifer Holm (Mary)
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry (Laura)


independent readers

Lonely Planet Kids: America’s National Parks (Cayla)
Master of the Phantom Isle by Brandon Mull (Tiffany R. on behalf of Charity)
Beverly, Right Here by Kate Dicamillo(Jerry)
Guts by Raina Telgemeier(Jerry)
The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Mary)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (the illustrated edition) by J.K. Rowling (Jessica O.)(& Cayla)
White Bird by R.J. Palacio (Mary)
Dead Voices by Katherine Arden (Mary)
A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata (Mary)
Lion Down by Stuart Gibbs (Mary)
Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas by Juana Medina (short chapter – Mary)
Hi, Jack!: A Jack Book by Mac Barnett & Greg Pizzoli (beginning reader – Mary)

young adult readers

Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden (Jerry)
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell (Laura)
Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes (Jerry)
Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld (Jerry)
Shout: a Poetry Memoir by Laurie Halse Anderson (Jessica O.)
Bloom by Kevin Panetta (Jessica O.)
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki (Mary)
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds(Jerry)
Road Tripped by Pete Hautman (Mary)
Slay by Brittney Morris (Mary)
It's Trevor Noah : born a crime : stories from a South African childhood ; adapted for young readers by Trevor Noah (Mary)

Happy holidays!!!