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What We're Reading: Holiday Edition

Looking for a great book to read over your holiday vacation? The Celadon team share what they’ll be reading to give you inspiration.

Small Things Like These

By Claire Keegan

"I’m planning on reading everything Claire Keegan has written, starting with Small Things Like These…the reviews have been so enticing!" —Deb Futter, President and Publisher


Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

By Gabrielle Zevin

"The Celadon team has been raving about this book, and I can’t wait to dive into it... after I get my copy back from my daughter. I will also be reading Lessons in Chemistry, which has been spotted on many 'best of 2022' lists!" —Rachel Chou, SVP, Associate Publisher

The Vibrant Years

By Sonali Dev

"I’ve been saving the Mindy Kaling–endorsed The Vibrant Years by Sonali Dev to enjoy during quiet hours after the holidays. I happily read every single book in Dev’s Rajes series, each based on a different Jane Austen novel (Incense and Sensibility was my favorite). So I’m excited to see what Dev comes up with for this stand-alone novel featuring three generations of independent women and their journey of self-discovery." —Jennifer Jackson, Executive Director, Marketing

Now Is Not the Time to Panic

By Kevin Wilson

"I’m planning to read Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson (assuming I can get it from the library in time; there’s a long waiting list). Wilson’s last novel, Nothing to See Here, was one of my favorite reads of 2020, so I’ve been excited about this one for a while. If it’s anywhere near as witty and zany, it should make for a fast, fun holiday read!" —Liza Buell, Associate Publicist

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

By Robert A. Caro

"This holiday vacation, I want to finally read The Power Broker! It's been on my shelf for years, taunting me, and a longer break will be just the time to tackle it." —Cecily Van Buren-Freedman, Associate Editor

Dream of Europe

By Audre Lorde

"This book was a gift from a friend. I’m finally getting to read it! Excited to learn more about Lorde’s work, since I am only familiar with her poetry." —Erin Cahill, Manager of Studio Art

The Song of the Cell

By Siddhartha Mukherjee

"After really liking The Emperor of All Maladies, I am looking forward to getting around to The Song of the Cell. I’ve heard only good things about it so far!" —Sandra Moore, Marketing Assistant

The Winners

By Frederik Backman

"I’m going to read The Winners by Frederik Backman, the third book in the Beartown trilogy. I was so taken by Beartown and always find Frederik Backman to be an incredibly insightful, perceptive writer. And the cold, icy, hockey-filled setting just feels right for the holiday season!" —Randi Kramer, Associate Editor

Bitch: On the Female Species

By Lucy Cooke

"I’m looking forward to reading Bitch: On the Female Species. I loved Lucy Cooke’s The Truth About Animals, and I can’t wait to learn more bizarre animal facts and hopefully gain a little insight about the human species as well." —Jaime Noven, Senior Marketing Manager

Everything I Know About Love

By Dolly Alderton

"This holiday break, I plan to read Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love. Friends and family members have recommended it, and I am super excited to start this memoir of short stories detailing all the bad roommates, heartbreaks, and forever friendships that come with your 20s." —Julia Sikora, Publicity Assistant

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