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These are the best books to give as gifts this holiday season

by Courtney Gisriel / / Source: TODAY

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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!

Fiction

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

"Moonglow" by Michael Chabon
Harper

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

"The Wangs vs. the World" by Jade Chang
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

"The Wrong Side of Goodbye" by Michael Connelly
Little, Brown and Company

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Non-Fiction

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

"Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly
William Morrow

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

"You Can't Touch My Hair" by Phoebe Robinson
Plume

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

"Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen
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

"Atlas Obscura"
Workman Publishing Company

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

"In the Company of Women" by Grace Bonney
Artisan

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

 "Muhammad Ali Unfiltered" by Muhammad Ali
Gallery

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Cookbook

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

"Appetites" by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever
Ecco

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

 "Small Victories" by Julia Turshen
Chronicle Books

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

"My Perfect Pantry" by Geoffrey Zakarian
Clarkson Potter

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