Living in the Bay Area affords us all types of perks like having many high-quality bookstoresopens a new window sprinkled along the Peninsula. So what do you say if this holiday season you gift a GREAT book as opposed to that Nintendo Switch or tablet/device?
Here are some great 2018 book recommendations in different formats.
Calypso - funny and irreverent! David Sedaris knows how to engage his audience. The audio book includes live read-alongs and beautiful music between chapters.
Friday Black - a collection of short stories raw and dark. A a must read in this age of resistance.
She Has Her Mother's Laugh - a thrilling exploration of genetics intermingled with storytelling and science reporting.
Becoming - a memoir about the former First Lady's upbringing and struggles. Includes wonderful photos of the Obamas.
Ten Arguments for Deleting All your Social Media Accounts Right Now - Lanier is a Silicon Valley insider, sharing his factual disagreements against social media in 10 fast paced chapters.
The Library Book - a fascinating look and meticulous investigation of the events leading to the 1986 fire at the Central Los Angeles Library.
White Fragility - a timely meaningful dialogue about the racial inequality and the factors contributing to emotions of anger, fear and guilt.
Mac Undercover - the first of many adventures as a secret agent and very funny for all ages.
Star Wars Maker Lab - examines experiments inspired by the Star Wars films which include recipes like Jabba slime!
Islandborn - from one of my favorite adult authors comes this fun immigrant story.
If that wasn't enough to get you in the mood for shopping, here is another 100 Notable titlesopens a new window from 2018 that I am sure you'll find compelling!
Share your own picks in the comments section below! Don't forget to tell us why you love it so much.