Local Bookshop: Hot Books This Holiday Season

Books and Books of Westhampton Beach provides a list of popular sellers this holiday season.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
If you are looking to give a book as a gift this season, look no further. Books and Books of Westhampton Beach has provided the following list of fiction, non-fiction and children's books that are recommended by staffers. Books are available in hard cover, soft cover and for e-readers.

Politics and History

Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House 

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, presidential historian Robert Dallek, provides a new portrait of this president and his inner circle of advisors—their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles.  

Verdun: The Lost History of the Most Important Battle of World War I, 1914-1918

John Mosier offers a reassessment of the Great War’s most important battle.

Year Zero: A History of 1945

Ian Buruma provides a history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II.


Bleeding Edge

In this book, Thomas Pynchon writes about a historical romance of New York in the early days of the internet.

The Circle

The Circle is a new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King. It is described as a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. 

The Husband's SecretBy Liane Moriarty

New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin is based on a letter that’s wasn't meant to be read. It starts, “My darling   Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died. . .” 


Giap: The General Who Defeated America in Vietnam

Military historian James A. Warren dives deep into the Vietnam conflict to bring to life general Vo Nguyen Giap and reveal his groundbreaking strategies that defeated world powers against all odds. 

My Brief History

Stephen Hawking provides a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution. 

Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life

Graham Nash, musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies—comes a candid and riveting autobiography.



Written by Rainbow Rowell for children, ages 13 and up, this book tells a story of Cath who is is left outside her comfort zone when she is left without a roommate in college.  

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (Book 8)

This book, written by Jeff Kinney is for children ages 8 and up and tells a tale about Greg Heffley, who is on a losing streak. 

Mr. Wuffles!
This book, by David Wiesner, if for children ages 2-6 and is about a cat named Mr. Wuffles who is most interested in playing with a spaceship full of aliens. 

Local Interest

In the Spirit of the Hamptons

In the Spirit of the Hamptons by Kelly Killoren-Bensimon offers a photographic journey through the Hamptons. 

The Underground Railroad on Long Island: Friends in Freedom

Kathleen G. Velsor explores Long Island underground Railroad that stretched through our local towns and neighborhoods. 

Short Bike Rides (R) on Long Island, 5th

Phil Angelillo provides a guide of bike routes from Great Neck to Montauk with detailed directions, clear route maps, difficulty levels, mileage, safety tips, food and facilities information, and descriptions of points of interest. 


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