Book Suggestions for Holiday Gifts. PS: Get Your Books from The PrimeCrush Bookshop!

Book Suggestions for Holiday Gifts. PS: Get Your Books from The PrimeCrush Bookshop!

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Need a book for somebody? We’ve combed through past Letters (and our own bookshelves) to come up with suggestions for everyone on your list.

For Anyone Who Obsessed Over The Official Preppy Handbook, or Tinsley Mortimer’s Recent Wedding

Flight of the Wasp: The Rise, Fall, and Future of America's Original Ruling Class - Gross, Michael

Flight of the Wasp: The Rise, Fall, and Future of America's Original Ruling Class A contemplation of the noble (and less noble) acts of about a dozen families in America’s original ruling class, some of whom even exemplify the WASP values of “humility, responsibility, simple civility.”

For a list of all the books currently on Dish’s nightstand, go here.


For Everybody Addicted to Watching Killing Eve

Big Swiss - Beagin, Jen

Big Swiss By Jen Beagin An offbeat love story involving a transcriber who falls in love with the patient her boss/sex therapist is treating. The novel sparked a bidding war for television rights. Jodie Comer will be taking on the title role for the title character.

For a full list of all of Dish’s recent favorites go here.


For Your Irish Lit Lovers

Small Things Like These - Keegan, Claire

Small Things Like These By Claire Keegan The crisp and devastating story in this slim novella involving one of the famous Magdalene laundries takes place in an Irish village right before Christmas.

For a full list of Dish’s recent favorites go here.


A Novel For Those Into Propulsive Family Dramas

Signal Fires - Shapiro, Dani

Signal Fires By Dani Shapiro A family’s well-guarded, tragic secret plays out through lives and time in a novel about how everyone and everything is connected.

For a full list of Dish’s recent favorites go here.


For Anyone Passionate About Health & Longevity

Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity - Attia, Peter

Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity By Peter Attia, MD A friend gave Dish this book, which transformed her summer, her health and her life. And at over a million copies sold, many others as well.

Everything that we recommend on health and well-being will be on our “Health” shelf here.


For Those Interested in Books That Were Loved By A Men’s Book Group

"Our Crowd": The Great Jewish Families of New York - Birmingham, Stephen

Our Crowd by Stephen Birmingham A riveting story of New York’s illustrious Jewish families who immigrated from Europe, started with nothing and turned their family names into institutions, all while being barred from the social elite.

For a fuller list of their favorite books, go here.


A Book to Read With Your Romantic Partner That Says “Hey, let’s have more fun in bed” That Does Not Inadvertently Also Say “Things are currently a little dull in bed.”

101 Kinky Things Even You Can Do - Sloan, Kate

101 Kinky Things Even You Can Do By Kate SloanDirectly from our loyal PrimeCrush Toy Testers, who read this and reported back: “Great, fun thing to read through with your romantic partner as a prompt to discuss things you may (or may not) want to try - such an easy way to have a conversation about sex. My boyfriend has done everything but is always reluctant to suggest or discuss trying things. Not a talker. But flipping through the book has done more for us in an hour than any other approach over a year.” And “For people (like me) who have not hitherto been risqué, and didn’t know where/how to begin to make suggestions, this offers a vehicle.”

For a fuller list of books we recommend on relationships & sex, go here.


For Anyone in their 20’s

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now (Revised) - Jay, Meg

The Defining Decade by Meg Jay, PhD A CRUSH Reader recommendation: “This book is a bible in my home. If you have a 20-something in your life (I have three), Jay covers the major areas in their lives - work, love, the brain and body - and establishes ways to think through each, how to make decisions and move forward consciously.”

PrimeCrush has launched a Bookshop page! CRUSH Readers can now find all of our book recommendations — whether that‘s for the books our PrimeCrush Toy Testers have recommended (Great Sex Starts at 50 and 101 Kinky Things Even You Can Try, other relationship booksbooks a successful men’s book club loved the mostbooks we have suggested you read aloud to a lover, or just great books we have told you from time-to-time you might want to devour — you’ll be able to find all of our recommendations in one place. And, at the same time, purchasing any of the books we recommend “in our Bookshop” helps to defray the costs of The Crush Letter (which is free to subscribers!). Many, many thanks in advance for contributing to our joint little endeavor.

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