If 2020 Taught Us Anything, It’s That We Should Be Reading More Books

Photographed by Poppy Thorpe.
So much of our lives in 2020 took place online. Those lucky enough to keep their job during the pandemic found out just how virtual their work day could become. Birthday parties, weddings, funerals, and Verzuz battles turned our computers and phones into a portal to the rest of the world. But as we as a society get more dependent on digital devices, it would be wise to sneak in an old-fashioned piece of reading material every once in a while. Yes, I’m talking about books.
If your family or friend group is opting into gifts this year, a monthly or quarterly book subscription could very well be the best gift. It has an added bonus: If you join, too, then you can read books together and set up a Zoom book club. Reading: the gift that keeps on giving.
Ahead, a few of the best book subscriptions to consider for this year’s gift exchange.

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