Holiday Gift Guide: Five of the Season’s Best Books

Choosing to support a female author will help change the traditional narrative and broaden perspectives on women’s voices. With the holiday season quickly approaching, give that special someone the gift of a great book by a women writer. This list of new releases will surely please the readers on your holiday shopping list.

BadHousesBad Houses
Authored by Sara Ryan, Illustrated by Carla Speed McNeil
Dark Horse, 2013
ISBN: 978-1595829931
160 p.p.

A graphic novel set in Oregon, with tales of the lofty small town nuances like estate sales. What whimsy this gorgeous graphic novel must conjure up for the mind! Graphic novels make perfect gifts.
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ColorMasterThe Color Master: Stories
By Aimee Bender
Doubleday, 2013
ISBN: 978-0385534895
240 p.p.

Brilliant and lush writer, her stories will have you reaching sublime moments of awe.
Buy here.

MalalaI Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
By Malala Yousafzai
Little, Brown and Company, 2013
ISBN: 978-0316322409
352 p.p.

Malala has emerged as a celebrity of good. Earlier in the year she was listed in Time’s top one hundred people. Enriching the reader with her passion, I suggest you send along her memoir in order to inspire some additional change in the world.
Buy here.

SantaBreaksBadSanta Breaks Bad: An international Christmas story wrapped in flash
By Jodi Barnes
14 Words For Love, 2013
ISBN: 978-0615911472
44 p.p.

This one looks hilarious. Santa in a narrative that speaks to the nature of myths themselves? You’ll have to read it to find out more about how this quirky tale plays with the conventions of storytelling.
Buy here.

BluePlateBlue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites
By Kate Christensen
Doubleday, 2013
ISBN: 978-0385536264
368 p.p.

What else screams holidays more than the food as metaphor tactic? A quixotic domestic novel, highly emotive and never shy, this could be just the perfect book for a relative or friend.
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