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The Reading Room Selects the Best Books for Holiday Gift-Giving

With the holiday season only a few months away, it’s time to start thinking about all of those “impossible to buy for” friends and family.  Books represent the perfect stocking stuffer and, this Christmas and Hanukkah, there are some fantastic new reads to choose from.  To make your gift giving easier,TheReadingRoom.com has revealed its favorite fiction, non-fiction, young adult fiction and children’s books that boast an unbeatable combination of fascinating subject matter and great writing.

For lovers of great literary fiction, Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam is the highly satisfying end to the dystopian trilogy that began ten years ago. No doubt it will be sharing space with The Goldfinch, the first novel in eleven years from Donna Tartt, the author of The Secret History. Other standout books includeBurial Rites, the breathtaking debut novel from 24-year-old Australian Hannah Kent; The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Infatuations by Javier Marias andCartwheel by Jennifer DuBois.
Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, the sequel to his 1977 horror novel The Shining, will no doubt be a crowd pleaser, as will Helen Fielding’s Mad About the Boy, the long awaited third book in the Bridget Jones series.  And Elizabeth Gilbert – the author of Eat Pray Love – ventures into new territory with a historical novel, The Signature of All Things.
Young adult readers can choose from The Bone Season, the first book in the blockbuster new series by Samantha Shannon, and  Allegiant, the last volume in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy, whose first book will be released as a feature film in early 2014.  Two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness is also releasing a new novel, the intriguing More Than This .
Very young readers will love Year of the Jungle from Suzanne Collins, who wrote The Hunger Games  trilogy, and Fortunately the Milk, a picture book from the pen of Neil Gaiman, whose most recent book is The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
Malcolm Gladwell fans are in for a treat.  The Tipping Point author’s new release, David and Goliath, is about the ‘mighty leverage of the unconventional’ and will, no doubt, be his fifth bestseller.
Author Bill Bryson is loved by readers around the world for his sense of humor and the broad range of subjects he tackles with his writing.  His new book,One Summer, is no exception and is a combination of armchair travel, history and social commentary. It is a good accompaniment to The Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester, bestselling author of The Map That Changed the World and The Surgeon of Crowthorne.  And renowned science writer Richard Dawkins turns his attention to a new subject – himself – in his memoirAn Appetite for Wonder.
There is also a range of fantastic new cookbooks out this season. The title of Jamie Oliver’s latest book says it all – Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes: Over 100 Recipes from the Great Food Regions of the World .  Another famous chef, David Tanis of Chez Panisse, has released the mouth-watering and inspiringOne Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal, and Mollie Katzen, the author of the famous Moosewood vegetarian cookbooks, has a new book entitled The Heart of the Plate.
For the full list of TheReadingRoom.com’s Best Books for Holiday Gift-Giving, and details for all of the titles, visit blog.thereadingroom.com.
TheReadingRoom.com is the leading independent online portal for avid readers to discover new books and – in the process – each other.  By combining the power of social networking with carefully curated content, recommendations and featured selections, as well as the ability to buy eBooks and print titles in the U.S. (followed later by other parts of the world), readers can now discover books via TheReadingRoom.com in much the same way they have in the past: from people they know and trust.
 
With more than seven million book records, TheReadingRoom.com simplifies and personalizes the book selection process by providing readers with both social networking tools, private and public Book Clubs and curatorial expertise to help discover new titles through tailored suggestions.  The site also provides reviews and expert critical analysis from the New York Times and The Guardian (London) as well as reviews fromTheReadingRoom.com members and respected book bloggers. 
 
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