Cracked Spines - The Holiday Gifting Edition

Anna Louise Neiger
October 27, 2021
Cracked Spines: A monthly column about what we're reading and loving here at Good & Gold.

Whether it’s a beautiful coffee table book, a well-loved novel, or some moody poetry, books make EXCELLENT gifts. Here are the books Good & Gold recommends adding to your giving list this holiday season! 

For your friend who accumulated so many house plants over quarantine, you can barely fit in their house anymore...

BOTANICUM: Welcome to the Museum

by Kathy Willis, illustrated by Katie Scott


For your friend who needs some inspiration to get out bed and start making shit again...

THE WRONG WAY TO SAVE YOUR LIFE

by Megan Stielstra


For new parents whom you suspect are in for a rude awakening…

GO THE F*CK TO SLEEP

by Adam Mansbach, illustrated by Ricardo Cortes

(Or snag the box set, which includes “You Have to F*cking Eat” and “F*ck, Now There Are Two of You”)


For the badass feminist in your life…

BAD FEMINIST

by Roxane Gay


For your friend who needs some help slowing down and ditching grind culture…

HOW TO DO NOTHING

by Jenny Odell 


For your nature friend who notices all the cool mushrooms when you go on hikes together...

DEVOTIONS: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

by Mary Oliver 


For your astrology friend who is also your activist friend...

YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance

by Chani Nicholas


For your horror friend whose movie nights always give you nightmares...

THE GRIP OF IT

by Jac Jemc 


For your trend-setting tiktok chef friend...

SON OF A SOUTHERN CHEF: Cook with Soul

by Lazarus Lynch


For your drug dealer...

THE REBEL’S APOTHECARY: A Practical Guide to the Healing Magic of Cannabis, CBD, and Mushrooms

by Jenny Sansouci


For your friend who is ready for a better way to shape community…

ALL ABOUT LOVE

by bell hooks


And finally, for your slightly drunk friend...

THE FLOWER-INFUSED COCKTAIL

by Alyson Brown


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