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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.

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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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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

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