Episode 2 - Top Ten Reads of 2016 and Holiday Gift Ideas

Chris and Emily discuss their top ten reads of 2016 and make some holiday gift suggestions.

Top 10 of 2016
Emily
The Nix – Nathan Hill
The Door – Magda Szabo
Felicity – Mary Oliver
Keeping the Feast – Paula Butturini // When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
Gift From the Sea – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Dirty Love – Andre Dubus III

Jerusalem: A Cookbook – Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf
Ordinary Grace - William Kent Krueger
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person – Shonda Rhimes


Chris
Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue – Kathryn J. Atwood
Laura – Very Caspary
Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
Shelter – Jung Yun
The Mirror Thief – Martin Seay
Black Deutschland – Darryl Pinckney
And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie
The Price of Salt – Patricia Highsmith
The Bill Hodges Trilogy [Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, End of Watch] – Stephen King
A Great Reckoning – Louise Penny

Holiday Gift Ideas
Emily
Still Life – Louise Penny or some other book that begins a series
A combo buy: The Door and Iza’s Ballad by Magda Szabo
Cookbooks: Jerusalem, Ottolenghi, Plenty and Plenty More - Yotem Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
How To Cook Everything – Mark Bittman
YA Novel : The Thing About Jellyfish – Ali Benjamin

Semikolon office supplies – particularly the A4/Letter Size Envelope Files in various bright colors
Chris
Literary Magazine Subscriptions: Bookmarks, World Literature Today, Mystery Scene Magazine
Membership to an author organization: examples include Willa Cather Foundation, Mark Twain House, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and many more
Fountain Pen:
Pilot Metropolitan
Lamy Safari
Visit Goulet Pens for a wide pen selection