A Holiday Survival Reading List

The holidays are great…but they’re also stressful and busy, filled with family traditions and social events and so many relationships and dynamics to juggle. Sometimes the only thing that can make it better is a good book. So we’ve teamed up with our friends from Everyday eBook to create a holiday survival reading list. Check out our picks, and pop over to Everyday eBook see what they’ve chosen.

For a holiday trip to the (literal) nuthouse:

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Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb by George Rabasa

To tune out the noisy family:

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The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien read by Bryan Cranston on audiobook

Fill up on gross trivia that’s totally inappropriate for a holiday dinner:


Gulp by Mary Roach

When Great Aunt Sally shows up with another nasty fruitcake and you need to feed your foodie soul:

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Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl

To make the best of your holiday hotel stay, get tips and hilarious inside stories from:


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Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky

If you’re feeling like the family’s black sheep and you want to let your freak flag fly: 

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Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

For when the conversation awkwardly turns to sex and religion:

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The Dark Path by David Schickler

When no one wants to talk about books and you’re fantasizing about running away to evangelize the written word:

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Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley

If you’re nervous about getting together with old friends you haven’t seen in a while:

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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

When you’re stuck in the airport and need to be reminded that travel can be magical:

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Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston


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