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Gizmodo's Christmas Reading List

Christmas break is a time for video games and snoozing. But it’s also a good time to get some reading done, or at least pretend like you’re going to read all the books on those end-of-year lists. Here’s what the Gizmodo staff is reading:

Leslie Horn: I need a book to read. What’s everyone reading?

Peter Ha: Snow Crash

Eric Limer: Real nerdy but:

F**k the movie, but World War Z is an awesome book I just reread.

Also John Hodgman’s complete world knowledge trilogy: The Areas of my Expertise, More Information than You Require, and That Is All.

There’s also this book called “Occupational Hazards” by Jonathan Segura that has the best use of profanity probably ever. And the MC works for a newspaper! How quaint!

Sam Biddle: The Stories of John Cheever

Brian Barrett: Reading Sweet Tooth now, and it’s fine so far. Recently really enjoyed The Sisters Brothers.

Kyle Wagner: How I Became a Famous Novelist is a v funny satire novel. Quick read, nice for a plane. Circling back and finishing the Sepinwall TV book now.

Ashley Feinberg: In the middle of this right now, and it’s fantastic: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

Also, if you haven’t before, you should read The Devil in the White City. Something tells me it’s right up your alley.

Michael Hession: Gotham: a history of New York City to 1898

it’s monumental, but good to pick away at.

Why Does the World Exist by Jim Holt.

just started it, but gets good reviews.

Harry Sawyers: Not exactly a new release any more, but Gary Shteyngart’s latest, “Super Sad True Love Story,” is fantastic.