How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Kate from the RIF team loves giving this beautiful ode to vegetables as a house-warming gift. Stunning photography and detailed descriptions of each ingredient, with approachable recipes to match, come together in a perfect package for foodies and ‘eaties’ alike.
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?
Brianna Caplan Sayres
Wonder Movie Tie-In Edition
R. J. Palacio
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Multiple perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go!
Eat Pray Love
So, yeah, we too found ourselves questioning life, love, and wishing we had the opportunity to eat our weight in gelato after reading this book. Elizabeth Gilbert takes you on a transformative, international journey, while giving you just the right amount of perspective to lift yourself off the floor and launch back into your life.
This Is Where I Leave You
The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman clan has congregated in years. There is, however, one conspicuous absence: Judd’s wife, Jen, whose affair with his radio- shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. Simultaneously mourning the demise of his father and his marriage, Judd joins his dysfunctional family as they reluctantly sit shiva-and spend seven days and nights under the same roof. The week quickly spins out of control as longstanding grudges resurface, secrets are revealed and old passions are reawakened. Then Jen delivers the clincher: she’s pregnant.
This Is Where I Leave You is Jonathan Tropper’s (One Last Thing Before I Go) most accomplished work to date, and a riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind-whether we like it or not.
In the Woods
The opening scene in ‘In the Woods’ leaves us chilled to the bone, so we’re not quite understanding why one of our RIF team members gives this as a gift. But at Read It Forward, we’re convinced that all good books are gifts, so who are we to judge. Regardless, this mystery should be at the top of the gift list for your friends and family who crave an immersive read.
Many of us have a book (or two) that we love to share. Sometimes we even keep an extra copy on hand so we’re ready to read it forward whenever the time is right. Sometimes we love a book so much we buy an armful around the holidays because it makes such a perfect gift for so many people on our list. What fun it is to give a favorite book to a friend and then talk about it together that’s the real gift!
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