Texting With theSkimm: Best book recommendations from 2019 | theSkimm

Texting With theSkimm: Best of Books

Published on: Dec 12, 2019fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round

We have a lot of burning questions for celebs here at Skimm HQ. Always on the list: "What are you reading right now? What is your favorite book of all time?"

Getting into some good reads is #1 on our holiday to-do list, so we made this video. Watch to see who's re-reading a classic, who discovered a new favorite, and the most popular read of them all. Then scroll the links below if you want to check them out yourself.

For when you want to read something buzzy:

"Three Women" by Lisa Taddeo

"Fleishman is in Trouble" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner 

"Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens

"Less" by Andrew Sean Greer

"A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara

"Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert

For your friend who loves memoirs:

"Bossypants" by Tina Fey

"Sissy" by Jacob Tobia

"Shortest Way Home" by Pete Buttigieg 

"Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire" by Akala

For when you're feeling nostalgic:

"Bridget Jones's Diary" by Helen Fielding

"Harry Potter" by J.K. Rowling

For your friend who is a history buff:

"The Underground Railroad" by William Still

"Fascism: A Warning" by Madeleine Albright

"A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towle

For when you're in the mood for a classic:

"The Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger

"Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden

"The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera

PS: *These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. Thanks.


live smarter.

Sign up for the Daily Skimm email newsletter.

Delivered to your inbox every morning and prepares you for your day in minutes.