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Our list of favorites this year is heavy on debut novels but also includes one memoir and a few books by repeat authors with big names. Because we’re currently in a gift-giving state of mind, we’ve paired each book with a companion accessory to keep you company while reading.

While you’re here: We hope you’ll join us for the last goop Book Club of the year. We’re hosting a live conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Elizabeth Strout. We’ll be talking about her new book, Oh William! (on this list), and you can submit your own questions for Strout in real time. Tune in on Tuesday, December 14 at 12 p.m. PT (3 p.m. ET) on goop’s YouTube channel.

  1. One of the most memorable voices in contemporary fiction.

    Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

    Oh William!
    by Elizabeth Strout
    Bookshop, $25

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  2. Pair with main-
    character-energy glasses.

    Michael Kors Sitka

    Michael Kors Sitka LensCrafters, $182

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  1. Masterpiece.

    Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

    Infinite Country
    by Patricia Engel
    Bookshop, $23

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  2. Pair with a tote and take the book with you wherever you go.

    Rue de Verneuil Tote XL

    Rue de Verneuil Tote XL goop, $300

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  1. Prepare to fall (hard) for the protagonist.

    Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

    Open Water
    by Caleb Azumah Nelson
    Bookshop, $15

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  2. Pair with DTF.

    goop Wellness DTF

    goop Wellness DTF goop, $55/$50 with
    subscription

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  1. Unhinged in the best way.

    Animal by Lisa Taddeo

    Animal
    by Lisa Taddeo
    Bookshop, $26

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  2. Pair with
    dark chocolate.

    Ritch Array Ménage à Trois

    Ritch Array Ménage à Trois goop, $24

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  1. A provocative snapshot of a family and the complicated, imperfect love that binds one member of it to another.

    Immediate Family by Ashley Nelson Lev

    Immediate Family
    by Ashley Nelson Levy
    Bookshop, $24

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  2. Pair with cozy.

    OFFHOURS The Homecoat

    OFFHOURS The Homecoat goop, $295

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  1. Garcia’s memoir about being the son of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha.

    A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes by Ro

    A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes
    by Rodrigo Garcia
    Bookshop, $22

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  2. Pair with coffee and finish the book in one sitting.

    La DoubleJ Espresso Cup, Set of 2

    La DoubleJ Espresso Cup, Set of 2 goop, $155

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  1. Compact, sly, and sticks with you.

    Assembly by Natasha Brown

    Assembly
    by Natasha Brown
    Bookshop, $21

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  2. Pair with a mood.

    Zeus + Dione 3 Graces Candlestick Holder

    Zeus + Dione 3 Graces
    Candlestick Holders
    goop, $205

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  1. A delightful and quirky coming-of-age-esque portrait set in New York City’s iconic ’90s Mac repair shop TekServe.

    LaserWriter II by Tamara Shopsin

    LaserWriter II
    by Tamara Shopsin
    Bookshop, $24

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  2. Pair with your most nostalgic playlist.

    U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable with Built-In Preamp

    U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable with Built-In Preamp goop, $569

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  1. Goes harder on capitalism and fame than her last two, but it’s equally observant of the disconnect between what we feel and do in relationships.

    Beautiful World, Where Are You? by Sa

    Beautiful World, Where Are You
    by Sally Rooney
    Bookshop, $26

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  2. Pair with resisting consumerism, and
    if that fails, wine.

    R+D.LAB Luisa Calice, Set of 2

    R+D.LAB Luisa Calice,
    Set of 2
    goop, $128

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  1. After her mother’s death and a break from her husband, fortysomething Anna goes on an unexpected journey to track down her father.

    Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo

    Sankofa
    by Chibundu Onuzo
    Bookshop, $24

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  2. Pair with a hot bath.

    goop Beauty “The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soak

    goop Beauty “The Martini”
    Emotional Detox
    Bath Soak
    goop, $35

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  1. A break-your-heart stunning love story about two young men who are enslaved on an antebellum plantation in Mississippi.

    The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.

    The Prophets
    by Robert Jones Jr.
    Bookshop, $25

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  2. Pair with
    something living.

    The Sill Fiddle-Leaf Fig

    The Sill Fiddle-Leaf Fig goop, $70

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  1. Twisted and exhilarating and difficult to put down until you read the last word.

    The Push by Ashley Audrain

    The Push
    by Ashley Audrain
    Bookshop, $24

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  2. Pair with something to help you to bed afterward, when you feel like you must keep one eye open.

    goop Wellness Knock Me Out

    goop Wellness Knock Me Out goop, $55 for 60/$30 for 30

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We hope you enjoy the books recommended here. Our goal is to suggest only things we love and think you might, as well. We also like transparency, so, full disclosure: We may collect a share of sales or other compensation if you purchase through the external links on this page.