NPR has two recent posts on recommended books to check out:
Last, every year The Morning News hosts the Tournament of Books, pitting two books against each other at a time to come up with an overall winner, each set judged by different authors and indie celebrities (such as Colin Malloy from the band The Decemberists).
This is a link to last year’s competition from April, and you can look forward to some great recommendations (and non-recommendations) this spring, too. You can even offer your own book recommendations for the tournament now!
This site also features a great article on the front page: “Now that Books Mean Nothing” by Nell Boeschenstein. Just click one of the links above.
Happy reading and gift-giving!