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Favorite Bookish Gifts

This is it, dear readers, the final holiday push. Whether you are all-in on decorating, gift giving, and caroling your heart out for a cup of nog or the quiet type who finds the commercialism exhausting it is a time of year that commands an extreme amount of our time and attention. In light of everything going on around us, we’re keeping it simple with the perfect gift buying guide for the reader in your life:

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Hello December



The busiest time of the year is upon us! Just like so many of you, we salonnières are finding ourselves pulled in all different directions. To keep things light, we won’t be discussing a book this month. We will be talking about our favorite bookish gifts, though, as well as taking a look back at some of the most popular TSS posts from 2015 (Hausfrau, anyone?). And we’ll start off 2016 with Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson.


What books are you looking forward to in January and February? Are there any recent or new releases that simply can’t be missed (and demand discussion)? Let us know in the comments!


Book Breakdown: Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber



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Book Breakdown: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff


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Nonfiction November: Fiction/Nonfiction Pairs


We’re joining in on the Nonfiction November prompt this week, which is focused on pairing fiction and nonfiction titles.

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