‘Tis the season for long afternoons spent nestled in a cozy reading nook and immersed in a fantastic new book. Whether you’re traveling for Christmas or hunkering down at home, there will be plenty of time to start a new book (or two or three) over the holiday break. 2017 has been filled with exciting new releases as evidenced here and here, but the end of the year is bringing some truly groundbreaking and fun-to-read new work. From all of these great new releases, we’ve chosen our favorite picks in nearly every genre—we may have even made up a few genres in the process.
We have to tell you: These end-of-the-year releases are good. Really good. Read-all-night good. These volumes rise to the very top in the midst of a great season for new books across the genres. So check out our picks for the best new end-of-the-year releases, and let us know which ones are going on your must-read list for the holidays. Choose a few for your holiday reading pleasure, and ready yourself, because you’re bound to become immersed in new worlds, compelling stories, and fantastically engrossing prose. Season's readings!