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The parade’s over, you’ve had your fill of mashed potatoes (for now) and you’ve already watched Home Alone twice. What do you do now? Pick up one of these 11 quick reads that you can totally start—and finish—over Thanksgiving weekend. Leftover sandwich in hand, obviously.
Less a book-book than a picture book, the Broad City co-creator hilariously illustrates the imagined contents of the bags of famous people. Buy the book
If you haven’t read this one yet (and no, the movie doesn’t count), the time is now. Buy the book
The comedian and writer tackles everything from her love of "white people music" to a long, fascinating history of black women's hair. Buy the book
This slim volume about a group of expats traveling to Spain for the running of the bulls is widely recognized as one of Hemingway’s best works. Buy the book
Another hit from the hilarious author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Different is about how everything that can go wrong probably will. Buy the book
What it lacks in pages, it makes up for in reading difficulty: It’s written in the form of the Chilean version of the SATs and if you’re up for it, it’s awesome. Buy the book
Pretty much any of Sedaris’ essays would suffice, but we’ll never stop rereading his hilarious musings on his mid-life move to Paris. Buy the book
Bill Gates called this book “funny and smart as hell,” so yes, you should read it. Buy the book
College bandmates, infidelity and a rapidly-gentrifying Brooklyn all play major roles in this deeply satisfying follow-up to Straub’s The Vacationers. Buy the book
Not a light read, per se, but Kleeman’s essays on birth, death and everything in between are thoughtful and thought provoking. Buy the book
Suspenseful, haunting and full of twists, Ware’s creepy tale isn’t for the faint of heart (or those who cover their eyes during, like, any movie). Buy the book
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