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By Courtney Gisriel

The holidays are right around the corner, and while it may be too late to grab those big-ticket items, you can never go wrong with a great read, beautiful coffee table tome or cookbook filled with delicious recipes.

New York Times best-selling authors Emma Straub and Brad Thor, along with BuzzFeed books editor Isaac Fitzgerald, stopped by TODAY to share their favorite picks to give this holiday season.

Happy reading!


Isaac's Pick: "Moonglow" by Michael Chabon, $17, Amazon


Emma's Pick: "The Wangs vs. the World" by Jade Chang, $17, Amazon

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Brad's Pick: "The Wrong Side of Goodbye" by Michael Connelly, $17, Amazon

Little, Brown and Company

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Isaac's Pick: "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly, $11, Amazon

William Morrow

Emma's Pick: "You Can't Touch My Hair" by Phoebe Robinson, $13, Amazon


Brad's Pick: "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen, $20, Amazon

Simon & Schuster

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Coffee table

Isaac's Pick: "Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders" by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, $18, Amazon

Workman Publishing Company

Emma's Pick: "In the Company of Women" by Grace Bonney, $35, Anthropologie


Brad's Pick: "Muhammad Ali Unfiltered" by Muhammad Ali, $19, Amazon


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Isaac's Pick: "Appetites" by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever, $23, Amazon


Emma's Pick: "Small Victories" by Julia Turshen, $21, Amazon

Chronicle Books

Brad's Pick: "My Perfect Pantry: 150 Easy Recipes From 50 Essential Ingredients" by Geoffrey Zakarian, $19, Amazon

Clarkson Potter