2017 Holiday Book Guide

Books make fantastic presents for everyone on the nice list. Books allow you to buy something that's personal, thoughtful, and will (hopefully) make a lasting impact.Depending on the person you're buying for, you could consider a coffee table book, an autobiography, a NYT best-selling novel, or even a quirky stocking stuffer. To make the present more special and personalized, write a note on the inside book jacket so they'll remember the gift always. These are a few of our 2017 favorites!

   Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living   // This charming book introduces readers to a new way of balanced living that promises happiness and sustainability in work and in life. 

Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living // This charming book introduces readers to a new way of balanced living that promises happiness and sustainability in work and in life. 

   Duane Michals: Portraits   // A dazzling collection of Duane Michals' portrait photography, featuring never-before-published images of some of the greatest actors, musicians, artists, and writers of the past fifty years.

Duane Michals: Portraits // A dazzling collection of Duane Michals' portrait photography, featuring never-before-published images of some of the greatest actors, musicians, artists, and writers of the past fifty years.

   Borne: A Novel   // This novel was named one of the most anticipated books by The New York Times. As the sci-fi story goes, a young woman survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. 

Borne: A Novel // This novel was named one of the most anticipated books by The New York Times. As the sci-fi story goes, a young woman survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. 

   Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes   // Alison Roman's debut cookbook features 125 recipes for simple, of-the-moment dishes that are full of quickie techniques.

Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes // Alison Roman's debut cookbook features 125 recipes for simple, of-the-moment dishes that are full of quickie techniques.

   Dying: A Memoir   // Written in the space of a few weeks, in a tremendous creative surge, this powerful and beautiful memoir is a clear-eyed account of what dying teaches. Taylor's last words offer a vocabulary for readers to speak about the most difficult thing any of us will face.

Dying: A Memoir // Written in the space of a few weeks, in a tremendous creative surge, this powerful and beautiful memoir is a clear-eyed account of what dying teaches. Taylor's last words offer a vocabulary for readers to speak about the most difficult thing any of us will face.

   My Miniature Library: 30 Tiny Books to Make, Read and Treasure   // With stories ranging from illustrated fairytales to well-loved nonsense rhymes and books of of butterflies, birds and flowers, plus blank books for you to complete yourself, you'll have everything you need to make a little library of beautifully illustrated books.

My Miniature Library: 30 Tiny Books to Make, Read and Treasure // With stories ranging from illustrated fairytales to well-loved nonsense rhymes and books of of butterflies, birds and flowers, plus blank books for you to complete yourself, you'll have everything you need to make a little library of beautifully illustrated books.

   Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr   // From award-winning author John Crowley comes an exquisite fantasy novel about a man when tells the story of a crow named Dar Oakley and his impossible lives and deaths in the land of Ka. 

Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr // From award-winning author John Crowley comes an exquisite fantasy novel about a man when tells the story of a crow named Dar Oakley and his impossible lives and deaths in the land of Ka. 

   Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions   // Based on his popular segment from The Late Show, Stephen Colbert and his team of writers now reveal his most shameful secrets to millions (although, actually, he'd like you not to tell anyone). 

Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions // Based on his popular segment from The Late Show, Stephen Colbert and his team of writers now reveal his most shameful secrets to millions (although, actually, he'd like you not to tell anyone). 

   Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon   // Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In  Admissions  he describes the difficulties working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine.

Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon // Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In Admissions he describes the difficulties working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine.

   Chai, Chaat & Chutney : a street food journey through India  // Chetna has taken inspiration from the street and created delicious recipes that are simple to cook at home.

Chai, Chaat & Chutney: a street food journey through India // Chetna has taken inspiration from the street and created delicious recipes that are simple to cook at home.

   Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams   // Exploring the classic elements of Dior in depth, the book covers the concept of line and architecture in fashion, the influence of history and art and the use of color. The beautiful book also touches on gardens as sources of inspiration and pays homage to the brand's famous muses and clients.

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams // Exploring the classic elements of Dior in depth, the book covers the concept of line and architecture in fashion, the influence of history and art and the use of color. The beautiful book also touches on gardens as sources of inspiration and pays homage to the brand's famous muses and clients.

   Yoga with Cats: 31 Yoga Stretches Inspired by Cats   // Inspired by the movements of her own feline friend, author and yogi Masako Miyakawa has created Yoga with Cats, which features simple, cat-like yoga stretches and poses.

Yoga with Cats: 31 Yoga Stretches Inspired by Cats // Inspired by the movements of her own feline friend, author and yogi Masako Miyakawa has created Yoga with Cats, which features simple, cat-like yoga stretches and poses.

Any books we should add to our list? Tell us about them in the comments below!

Posted on December 13, 2017 and filed under Mindfulness, Around the Web, Lifestyle.