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Team Celadon’s Favorite Books to Give

It’s no surprise that the Celadon team thinks books make the perfect gifts! Here they share a list of their favorite titles to give friends and family this holiday season.

By the Celadon Team

Jamie Raab, Publisher and President

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables by Joshua McFadden

“There are few better gifts for people who love cooking and eating than a beautiful cookbook. The recipes in this book are wonderful, and it’s an ideal present during a time when so many of us are cooking more than ever.”

When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler’s Journal of Staying Put by Vivian Swift

“I confess I have not yet read this book, but the moment I heard about it, I ordered myself a copy and plan to give it to others. It’s handwritten, beautifully illustrated and certainly speaks to a current need: how to find a sense of pleasure and comfort with being homebound.”


Rachel Chou, VP, Associate Publisher

The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential by Wim Hof

“After watching Yes Theory’s YouTube episode ‘Becoming Superhuman with Iceman,’ my teenage son became a bit obsessed with Hof’s breathing methods. Wim Hof believes you can accomplish incredible feats by developing command over your body through use of specific breathing techniques.”

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova

“My same teenage son also has a fascination with poker and even took the Master Class of poker while hunkering down during COVID times. He’s interested in data and real-world statistics so this was a natural as an upcoming holiday gift.”


Randi Kramer, Assistant Editor

Accidentally Wes Anderson by Wally Koval

“This book stems from a very fun Instagram account by the same name. The photos are aesthetically pleasing, quirky and joyful, and satisfy some wanderlust for all of us stuck at home this year. Great for fans of Wes Anderson movies, avid travelers, and anyone who loves perfect symmetry!”


Jaime Noven, Marketing Manager

The League of Regrettable Superheroes: Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History by Jon Morris

“I have bought this illustrated trilogy (The League of Regrettable Superheroes, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains, and The League of Regrettable Sidekicks) for multiple people on my holiday list over the last few years, and it’s always a hit with superhero fans young and old. This collection depicts hundreds of quirky characters from actual comics that most people have never heard of… for good reason.”


Lauren Dooley, Marketing Assistant

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

“My favorite go-to book to gift the past year has been My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. I first spotted it in my local bookstore and was lured in by its flashy cover and head-turning title. Both equally horrifying and touching, this thriller is full of moral dilemmas, family moments, and murder. I will sing its praises to anyone who will listen and plan to gift it to many this holiday season.”


The Searcher by Tana French

Anna Belle Hindenlang, Publicist

The Searcher by Tana French

“My sister has recently discovered her love for thrillers, so this year I’m gifting The Searcher by Tana French. It’s a standalone, and not part of a series, so it’s the perfect place to dip into Tana’s amazing work.”


Bauhaus

Cecily van Buren-Freedman, Editorial Assistant

BAUHAUS 1919-1933 by Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman

“This book is not cheap and won’t be for everyone, but if you’re looking to buy something gorgeous for the art and design lover in your life, I can’t recommend this book highly enough. A gorgeous exploration of everything in the Bauhaus school of design, from furniture to architectural design to color studies, this is both stunning and informative. It is one of those rare coffee table books that I return to again and again and actually read!”

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