OUR HOLIDAY BREAK SURVIVAL GUIDE: WHAT TO READ, WATCH & WEAR
It’s almost here: that stretch of time between Christmas and New Year’s, when you (hopefully!) have some time off to completely vegggg on the couch. Imagine: You’ve got your pillows arranged just so, favorite blanket perfectly tucked in from the toes up, snack of choice in easy reach—what’s next?
Trick Mirror, by Jia Tolentino: Chances are you’ve got a few friends who have dug into this ultra-smart collection of essays on everything from reality TV to scammers—now’s the perfect time to catch up and get in the know.
The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez: This novel about how adopting her late friend’s Great Dane helps a writer manage her grief will suck you in and make you think. Plus, it’s slim enough to get through in a day or two, if you have enough downtime.
Orange World, by Karen Russell: Prepare to enter eight incredibly imaginative (like, person-possessed-by-Joshua-tree imaginative) worlds in this collection of short stories. Just the thing to pick up when you’re tired of staring at screens.
Stage Fright: Jenny Slate’s latest comedy special is equal parts heartwarming and superweird, which is an ideal ratio. Currently streaming on Netflix.
Schitt’s Creek: The final season of this absolute gem of a show starts January 7th, so relive it all or start it for the first time (!). Previous seasons are streaming on Netflix.
Now and Then: 1) It’s a ’90s classic. 2) It’s summery, so you’ll feel warm even if it’s not outside. 3) It’s on Netflix, so you don’t have to search through your family’s old VHS tapes to find it.
Want more of our recs? Check ’em out here.