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We’re gearing up for our winter reading/gift book call in this Thursday, November 8 from 10 am-noon. We’ll be sharing titles we think work well for holiday gift-giving, like this list in the comment section provided by Lois Ann FitzRandolph of the SLU Brewer Bookstore. As always, we’ll also be asking you for titles of books you’ve particularly enjoyed in recent months, or classics you recommend revisiting during the winter months. Plus, co-host John Ernst is threatening to blow holes in rave reviews of recent releases that he thinks don’t deserve the attention they’ve received. I can’t wait!

Here are a few ideas I’ve had for holiday gift giving:

Adirondack Atlas, Jerry Jenkins and Andy Keal–published a few years ago but still the definitive work on the natural–and human–world within the blue line.

The Complete Works of Mark Twain–I’ve been a fan of Twain’s since I first read Tom Sawyer at age 11. There are both print and digital versions of all his works so you can pick the right platform for the recipient of your gift.

Hole in the Sun, Viggo Mortensen–a diminutive little book of celestial photos taken by the actor (and alum of SLU). It’s a sweet little book that might be perfect for a teenager, plus I like to support the idea of a famous actor pursuing a different kind of artistic life.

MORE TO COME THIS THURSDAY!

Check out the list so far and share your ideas here.