Holiday Books to Read this Holiday Season

The Holiday season is upon us and there are so many new holiday books to entertain you! Maybe you even still have time to add them to your wish list or give them as a gift to your book enthusiast friend or family member.

Whether you’re heading to a paradisiac destination, or you’re planning to stay in the comfort of you’re home, these books will help you pass time, relax and perhaps inspire you for the new year to come!


Holiday Books We Love


John Galliano for DIOR (Thames and Hudson)

Holiday Books - John Galliano for Dior

This book is exclusively dedicated to John Galliano’s extraordinary creations for the fashion house Dior, captured by the talented photographer Robert Fairer.

Chanel: The Impossible Collection (Assouline)

If you love fashion, this book is perfect for you. Coco Chanel is a fashion icon and this book is like a literary museum exhibition, a selection of 100 iconic and signature looks of the famous fashion house Chanel.


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Becoming (Michelle Obama)

Holiday Books: Becoming

This is probably our favorite book of this year. Michelle Obama is one of the most iconic and compelling women in our era. This book shows experiences that have shaped her along with descriptions of her triumphs and disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it.

Fashion Saint Martins (Thames and Hudson)

Fashion Central Saint Martins

This book shows never-before-seen student works by and exclusive interviews with talented graduates who have gone on to become the biggest names in fashion. This book includes first student collections, sketches and fashion shoots by designers like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Ricardo Tisci.

American Dirt (Jeanine Cummins)

Holiday Books - American Dirt (Jeanine Cummins)

In American Dirt, author Jeanine Cummins answers the question of why immigrants from Latin America cross the U.S border. It also has testimonies of the people who had the courage to do it.

Dior Lindbergh (Taschen)

Dior Lindbergh (Taschen)

The legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh discovers and showcases shoots that have never before been published. In some ways, he pays tributes to an electrifying partnership between two pillars of fashion.

Such a Fun Age (Kiley Reid)

Holiday Books - Such a Fun Age

A story about race and privilege, Such a Fun Age is set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them.

Drag: The Complete Story (Lawrence King)

Holiday Books - Drag: The Complete Story (Lawrence King)

Drag: The Complete Story observes the increasingly complex world we live in by exploring drag’s journey through the twentieth century. This book is not just for fabulous queens and drag enthusiasts. It’s also for anyone with an interest in gender fluidity and the culture that surrounds it.

The Big Book of Chic (Miles Redd/Assouline)

Miles Redd The Big Book of Chic Assouline)

Written by Miles Redd, the internationally acclaimed interior design, this book illustrates a diverse selection of his unique interiors, which are an inspiration to anyone interested in eclectic design.

Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech (Michael Darling)

Virgil Abloh book Figures of Speech

This book by Michael Darling showcases the wonderful work of Virgil Abloh, from street fashion to high culture.

Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk (Thames and Hudson)

Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk Book

This book is an impressive overview of Yves Saint Laurent’s Haute Couture collections, presented through original catwalk photography. It’s a true testament to the brilliant legacy of the designer Yves Saint Laurent, and in some ways, a tribute.

Hope you enjoy our holiday books list! Happy Holidays!

Words by Rita Archer

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