Thursday, November 1, 2012

Shut Up and Buy Books for the Holidays. Caroline Leavitt's Book Suggestions.

[The idea behind SHUT UP AND BUY BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: So, people say they want literature to endure, that they support literacy, writers, and all things bookish, but when the holidays hit, we want to make sure that people put their money where their mouths are. If you treasure books, give them as gifts. To that end, this is an ongoing feature where writers give gift book suggestions. Buy a dang book!] 

Today New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You, Caroline Leavitt, gives three book suggestions:

A book to feed the soul and please the palate
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink, edited by Kevin Young

A book to entice kids to write as well as read
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

A book to remind you that the future starts now
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 In case you want to check out Leavitt's most recent novel, click here