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12 Amazing Books to Put on Your Holiday Wish List

Looking for a few good reads this holiday season? Here are 12 fantastic books you won't be able to put down.

12 Amazing Books to Put on Your Holiday Wish List

Looking for a couple of bestsellers to put on your holiday wish (or give) list? Read below for a selection of everything from the latest greatest novels to gripping nonfiction you won't be able to put down.

Bestselling Books You Won't be Able to Put Down

1. A Slow Fire Burning

This bestseller comes from Paula Hawkins, author of the #1 New York Times book The Girl on the Train. It's a spine-tingling thriller that deals with murder and mystery on a London houseboat.

2. Billy Summers

For Stephen King fans, this is the latest addition to the author's bibliography. Billy Summers is all about a "hitman with a heart," following the story of a hired killer who only kills bad people.

3. The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War

Written by Craig Whitlock in conjunction with The Washington Post, this nonfiction book goes deep on the decades-spanning conflict in Afghanistan, examining the deceits and blunders that occurred throughout America's longest war.

4. The Sisters of Aushwitz

Authored by Roxane van Iperen, this thought-provoking nonfiction tells the tale of Janny and Lien Brilleslijper, who were sent by train from Amsterdam to Aushwitz after they were discovered in a woodland safehouse.

5. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

This self-help guide comes just in time for those of us determined to follow our New Year's resolutions through in 2022! Written by James Clear, a leading expert on habit formation, Atomic Habits delivers a comprehensive roadmap.

6. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse

Part coffee table book, part self-help, this hardcover explores the universal lessons we all must learn in life. Filled with beautiful illustrations by author Charlie Mackesy, you'll follow "a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse" as they navigate life, learning about hope, friendship, love and kindness.

7. One of Us Is Lying

From the young adult shelves, One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus continues to top bestseller lists, having enjoyed 198 weeks at the top of the YA fiction list for the New York Times. It's a murder mystery in the vein of the classic Clue board game, only it takes place in high school, and a group of teens are the crime solvers.

8. The Witch Haven

From Sasha Peyton Smith comes a brand new young adult fantasy. The Witch Haven takes place in 1911 NYC, following a 17-year-old girl working as a seamstress. When a man mysteriously ends up dead at her feet—without her knowing how it happened—two nurses show up to spirit her away to a sanitarium that turns out to be a school for witches, where the adventures begin.

9. Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color

Looking for a fabulous coffee table book? Pantone, by author Leatrice Eiseman, is bright, bold, and richly informative. It follows 100 years of Pantone Colors of the Year, starting with Pale Gold and Almost Mauve, which were featured at the 1900 Universal Exposition.

10. Chanel: Collections and Creations

Fashionistas unite! Whether you're looking for style inspiration or you're a fan of Chanel's iconic looks, this book is a must-have. Written by Daniele Bott, Chanel takes you inside the design firm's private archives filled with designs by the one and only Coco Chanel from the 1920s onward.

11. The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook & Entertaining Guide

Looking to get a jump on your 2022 holiday preparations? Then put this book on your wish list! Written by Kim Laidlaw, Jody Revenson, and Carolyn Hall, this fun-spirited work inspired by the famous film is packed with recipes and entertainment ideas.

12. People We Meet on Vacation

This slow-burn romance has won a lot of accolades, including "Most Anticipated Book of 2021" from Newsweek. It chronicles the story of two best friends who used to vacation together — until one trip ruined everything between them. Can these friends patch things back up? We can't wait to find out!