A Nonfiction Holiday Gift Guide

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In this week’s episode, Kim and Alice share a few last November new books, then jump into a holiday gift guide with recommendations for history buffs, video gamers, wine aficionados, nature lovers and more.

This week’s episode of For Real is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Homer and the Holiday Miracle by Gwen Cooper, and Bare Minimum Parenting: The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Child by James Breakwell.

Follow Up

The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart

New Books

Stranger’s Pose by Emmanuel Iduma

The Woo-Woo by Lindsay Wong

Seduction by Karina Longworth

We the People by Erwin Chemerinsky

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Holiday Recommendation Guide: Reader Requests

Population 485 by Michael Perry

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

Goodbye-to All That by Robert Graves

Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Skyjack by Geoffrey Gray

Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat by Samin Nosrat

The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty

Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi

Holiday Recommendation Guide: General Recommendations

Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

Tasting the Past by Kevin Begos

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf

The Game Console by Evan Amos

Console Wars by Blake J. Harris

Extra Lives by Tom Bissell

Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman

Bibliophile by Jane Mount of Ideal Bookshelf

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch

Writer’s Under Surveillance

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Family Gene by Joselin Linder

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge

Reading Now

No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot