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Illustration of a stack of books in snow, with a snow-covered tree coming out of an open book. The Tufts University community give their winter book recommendations

The Tufts community—faculty, staff, students, and alumni—offer a wide-ranging selection for your reading pleasure

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Whether you prefer reading paperbacks or hardcovers, listening to audiobooks, or using Kindles, tablets, or phones, a good book is always a happy find. Whatever your preferred medium, we have you covered with our year-end recommendations from Tufts faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

This winter, the choices are wide-ranging, with fiction including thrillers, classics, sci-fi, magical realism, literary fiction, spy novels, and more. In nonfiction, the range is wide, too: a history of 9/11, memoirs (including a graphic memoir), American history, a French cookbook, books about love, and The Book of Hope, something we could all use.

We even have a surprising pairing—a review of Ruth Ozeki’s new novel The Book of Form and Emptiness and a review of Painting Enlightenment: Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra, the Mahayana Buddhist sutra being centrally concerned with, you guess it, form and emptiness. 

Be sure to also check out the recommendations from a lively group of Tufts authors—faculty and alumni—in our Bookish series, as they chat about their own books, the ones they are reading, and the ones they keep going back to.

Dive in and enjoy. And for faculty, staff, and students, don’t forget that many of these books are available at the Tufts libraries.

If you have book recommendations to add to the list, write to us at, and we’ll post an update.


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