His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle: The Rebarkable True Story of Meghan Markle’s Rescue Dog
by Camille March and Michael Brumm (Simon & Schuster)
The adorable true story of Guy the Beagle, otherwise known as the furry friend of Meghan Markle. Guy has led a true barks-to-riches story, from the woods of Kentucky to Kensington Palace.

An Almost Perfect Christmas
by Nina Stibbe (Little, Brown)
From the bestselling author of “Love, Nina” comes a hilarious ode to a Christmas season of imperfectly thawed turkeys and desserts set ablaze.

The Travelling Cat Chronicles
by Hiro Arikawa and Philip Gabriel (Berkley)
Told from the point of view of Nana the cat, this international bestseller follows the feline and his owner, Satoru, on their travels through Japan as they visit three of Satoru’s close friends for a reason that will become sweetly, sadly clear.

Blood is Blood
by Will Thomas (Minotaur Books)
In 19th century England, someone has tried to murder Cyrus Barker and his associate Thomas Llewelyn by bombing their offices. The two private-enquiry agents are determined to find out who. But as they start to make their way down the list of likely suspects, the suspects start dying.

The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968
by George Howe Colt (Scribner)
This book tells the story of the 1968 Harvard-Yale game through the eyes of the men who played it; one had recently returned from Vietnam, two are antiwar activists, and more. A fascinating look at a famous game and a turbulent year in America.

Be Your Own Bartender
by Carey Jones and John McCarthy (Countryman Press)
’Tis the season for cocktails to help everyone cope with the whirl of presents, to-do lists and holiday gatherings! Here you’ll find more than 151 original recipes.