It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Jólabókaflóð

  • December 23, 2020

May you be flooded with books on Christmas Eve!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Jólabókaflóð

We’ve long swooned over Icelanders’ charming Christmas Eve ritual, jólabókaflóð, or “Yule Book Flood,” during which loved ones exchange new books and pass the evening reading together. (You can’t spend all night bingeing “A Christmas Story,” you know.)

To help with your last-minute jólabókaflóð shopping — which you’ll hopefully do at a local indie — we recommend these recent releases from some of our favorite contributors, all of whom share the dubious distinction of launching books during this annus horribilis:

Happy holidays from the Independent, and best wishes for a joyful, literary New Year during which we can all pretend 2020 never happened…

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