Book shopping for the holidays: the 2014 edition!

Earlier today, I spotted the NY Times list of “100 Notable Books of 2014,” which a friend referred to as her shopping list this holiday season. And I thought that was a great idea, so I went to check out the list. And there are a lot of fascinating-looking books on the list, many of which I’m interested in reading. But it turns out that out of those 100 books, none of them are by people I personally know. And you know what? People I know have put out loads of great books this year, too, including a bunch of books I’ve bought.

So here’s an addendum list. These are all writers I know, and these are also all books I’ve picked up in the past year (or plan to for Christmas), because I bought them or received them as a gift or (in the case of Revenge of the Scammed and Hagridden) I’m an author. So consider this a recommendation list — these books have found space on my shelves, and they deserve to be on yours or your friends’ this holiday season!

Fiction

 

Poetry

 

Nonfiction

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

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