12 Must-Reads For Your Holiday Book List
Seasons readings! Whether you’re curled up in your favourite blanket or lying low after overdosing on eggnog, the holidays are a perfect time to catch up on your reading.
Fortunately, our “12 Tomes of Christmas” offers books for naughty and nice readers alike.
“On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …”
Any aspiring Jedi on your list will want to get their hands on Star Wars Galactic Maps: An Illustrated Atlas of the Star Wars Universe, including realms from Rogue One.
The Birds‘ star Tippi Hedren talks Hitchcock and Hollywood in Tippi: A Memoir.
Nine…–teen ’30s Scandal
One of early Tinseltown’s most shocking celeb stories, The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s, by Joseph Egan.
Alexandra Zapruder discusses the impact of her grandfather’s infamous amateur film footage in Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film.
Unpublished since 1945, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun is vintage Tolkien: history, myth and character names you can’t pronounce.
New nailbiters from James Patterson, Linwood Barclay, Ian Rankin, Lee Child, Michael Connelly and Jack Higgins will keep you on edge this holiday season.
Five…Men Who Sing
There’s the first-ever Paul Simon biography, a Beach Boys’ memoir, Johnny Cash’s unpublished work, Bob Dylan’s collected lyrics and 800 pages of The Complete David Bowie.
Bestselling scribe Wally Lamb’s I’ll Take You There explores the effect of three women (and one ghost!) on a film buff’s life.
Two…Sides of the Queen The public and private sides of Queen Victoria’s 63-year reign explored by Julia Baird in Victoria The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Ruled an Empire.
…and a hot new book from Zadie Celebrated author Zadie Smith traverses continents and tackles friendship, identity, race and dance in her latest novel, Swing Time.