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Children Playing Tug of War Bookends

Choosing your next book can sometimes feel like a game of tug of war. The intellectual side of you is like, "Come on! Settle down and read that historical nonfiction you've had on the shelf for a year now." Simultaneously, the fun side of you... [More]

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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman

Before you put this fascinating tribute to Bergdorf Goodman ($25) out on your coffee table, be warned: you'll have trouble getting your fashion-inclined friends to move from your couch once they open it. (You may want to hide it before certain people come over, if... [More]

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Nutella Cookbook

Apparently, there is a myriad of ways to use Nutella. At some point, we should flip open this book ($13) and try one of the thirty different recipes before we unscrew the cap to our jars and dive in with spoons (because honestly, once you're... [More]

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Kale: The Complete Guide to the World's Most Powerful Superfood

We never thought we'd live to see the day when a veggie would be so trendy, but people certainly won't shut up about kale. It's with good reason - that little green leaf is surprisingly tasty. If you're interested in incorporating more kale into your... [More]

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Lucky Us: A Novel

Looking to get into a new book? We're going to suggest you pick up Amy Bloom's new novel, Lucky Us ($16). It has a refreshingly interesting plot, a pair of sister protagonists, and prose that'll take your breath away. The evolution of the story and... [More]

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Her Royal Spyness

Think Downton Abbey makes the decline of the aristocracy fun? Just wait until you experience Her Royal Spyness ($7). Heroine Georgie is sister to the Duke of Glen Garry and Rannoch, thirty-fourth in line to the throne, and dead broke. While she tries to figure... [More]

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My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut

Hannah Hart became a YouTube sensation after debuting her comedy cooking show My Drunk Kitchen three years ago. She's a rare soul who gets charming rather than annoying while intoxicated, and though she's certainly no Julia Child, she's also no schlub at crafting meals either.... [More]

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The Newlywed Cookbook

So you have friends getting hitched that love to cook together? We've found the perfect finishing touch to add to their gift. The Newlywed Cookbook ($35) is filled with over 130 scrumptious recipes including berry pancakes, pizzas, desserts, and so much more. We're just giving... [More]

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Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin

Wanna little insult with your breakfast? Thumb through Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin ($17) while you swirl your waffles into some maple syrup and enjoy the bluntness of the famed chef's writing. The Shopsin's owner dishes out some clever, interesting, and... [More]

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Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation

It seems the older we get, the less interest we have in going out and spending time with people. That's why we're drawn to the antisocial short stories in Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation ($20). Though we may not be quite... [More]

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To Be Continued Bookmark

Some people put a bookmark in their novels, never to return. Not you, though! The completionist in you can't help but finish even the worst books. Since a bookmark is a solemn promise that you'll return again soon, the To Be Continued Bookmark ($10) should... [More]

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Do It Yourself Magazine

"We could do that." - Something we say anytime we see a friend's cute craft or project. (Spoiler: We rarely follow through and actually do that, though.) If you have the motivation to make cool things with your own two hands, then a subscription to... [More]

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You Can Wear It Again: A Celebration of Bridesmaids' Dresses

Hey brides - before you ask your best friends to wear matching dresses that inevitably someone will complain about, gift them You Can Wear It Again: A Celebration of Bridesmaids' Dresses ($15). The photography book is a hilarious collection of tragic bridesmaids' outfits that will... [More]

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Herman Melville Set

So we triiiiied to read Moby Dick as high school sophomores, but after falling asleep a few times, we gave up and got the CliffsNotes. Still, we're not opposed to having people think we've read a bunch of Melville. The Herman Melville Set ($150) is... [More]

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Stone Mattress

Damn, Margaret Atwood is on a roll! MaddAddam, the final book in her much-loved dystopian trilogy, was released last August, and this September 16th, she's going to drop Stone Mattress ($20, pre-order). We're looking forward to getting our hands on a copy since there have... [More]

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Bad Feminist: Essays

It's probably not going to make the required reading list in your Intro to Women's Studies class, but we think that Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist ($11) is a must-have. Gay takes an incredibly controversial and nuanced topic and turns it into a witty, pop-culture referenced... [More]

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Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights: Recipes for Every Season, Mood and Appetite

Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of famed children's author Roald Dahl, proves that enchanting storytelling runs in the family. Her cookbook, Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights ($32) is packed full of beautiful photos, incredible recipes, and delightful little tales about her relationships with family and food. The author-slash-model... [More]

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K Is for Knifeball: An Alphabet of Terrible Advice

Dodgeball just got a little more terrifying after reading Avery Monsen and Jory John's hilarious "kids" book, K Is for Knifeball: An Alphabet of Terrible Advice ($6). Every letter gets its own life tip, like "O," which advises readers to open everything they can with... [More]

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The Hundred-Year House - Rebecca Makkai

Though the book is definitely spooky, don't expect Rebecca Makkai's The Hundred-Year House ($21) to be anything like you'd find on the horror shelves. Rather than being bloodily slaughtered, the characters living in the potentially haunted manor try to uncover the family secrets that transpired... [More]

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Slow Cooker Revolution

Our friend was about to give away her slow cooker until we recommended this book to her. Since reading the Slow Cooker Revolution ($19), however, she's found dozens of innovative ways to use that beautiful machine. So long as you're not a chronic procrastinator, you'll... [More]

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