November 30, 2012

News & Opinion: Tis the Season: Our (Non-Business Book) Gift Picks

By: Sally Haldorson @ 8:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

While we specialize in business books as book sellers, we are all lovers of books in other genres. Here are some of our picks for the best books we've read this year. Not all are new, and some are obscure, but all will delight. Carol | Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (and "the new films of _Les Miserables_ and _Anna Karenina_ remind us that it is time to acknowledge the classics!!) Jack | Live by Night: A Novel by Dennis Lehane Jon | Pictures of Sound: One Thousand Years of Educed Audio: 980-1980 by Patrick Feaster and It Chooses You by Miranda July Shawn | Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach ("One of the best books I’ve read in years.") Michael | 4 books by Clarice Lispector: Near to the Wild Heart, A Breath of Life, Àgua Viva, The Passion According to G.H. ("A great gift idea because they feature excellent design and look great together.") Aaron | Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon Mel | Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan Todd | A Good Day to Die by Jim Harrison Roy | Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery by Herbie J Pilato and A Dance with Dragons - Book 5 of Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin Meg | Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison ("It's not new, but it's the best book I've read all year, and I keep comparing every other book I read to it.") Dylan | Building Stories by Chris Ware and American Nations by Colin Woodard Sally | In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays by Katie Roiphe If you'd like to see a compendium of all the business books we've recommended in October and November, spend some time with our newest The Keen Thinker...and don't forget to sign up to get our newsletter in your email each month!

About Sally Haldorson

Sally Haldorson's job as 800-CEO-READ’s General Manager is to make 800-CEO-READ a great place to work for our employees, and a consistently high-performing customer service organization for our clients, authors, and our partners in the publishing industry. In addition to her General Manager duties ensuring collaboration, integration, and quality, she reads, writes, reviews, curates, and edits for the company. Helping craft The 100 Best Business Books of All Time used parts of both skill sets. Outside of work, she is most likely to be found hitting a tennis ball around or hanging out with her boys (husband, child, dog) at home.