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Enjoy our Board of Directors' Favorite Books of 2022!

As a special gift to all donors who give $500 or more this holiday season, we are gifting one or two books from our NBF Directors' Favorite Books of 2022!

Here's how it works:

If you give $500 - $999 between Thanksgiving and January 31st, you will receive one book of your choosing from the Directors' Favorite Books of 2022 list. If you give $1,000 or more, you will receive TWO books from our favorites list.

Click on HERE or on the button below to make your donation. If you give $500 or more, be sure to write the title of the book(s) you would like to receive as our gift to you in the comments section. Include a shipping address, and your book(s) will be mailed to you within a few weeks of your gift.

Our Favorite Books of 2022!

  • Mary Haft – President
    • Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
    • South to America by Imani Perry
  • Tharon Dunn – Vice President
    • Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays by Barry Lopez
    • The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid
  • Tim Ehrenberg – Vice President
    • Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
    • Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Ann Sullivan - Treasurer
    • Trust by Hernan Diaz
    • Dinners with Ruth by Nina Totenberg
  • Rebecca Hickman - Clerk
    • Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
    • Overdue: Reckoning with the Public Library by Amanda Oliver
  • Mary Bergman – Festival Chair
    • The Unwritten Book by Samantha Hunt
    • The Last Confessions of Sylvia P. by Lee Kravetz
  • Maureen Bousa
    • Read Dangerously by Azar Nafisi
    • Horse by Geraldine Brooks
  • Richard Burns
    • Frank: Sonnets by Diane Seuss
    • Girl in Ice by Erica Ferencik
  • Annye Camara
    • An Immense World by Ed Young
    • Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
  • Jack Fritsch
    • The Night Ship by Jess Kidd
    • Powder Days by Heather Hansman
  • Josh Gray
    • Devil House by John Darnielle
    • Scoundrel by Sarah Weinman
  • Wendy Hudson
    • Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
    • Finding Me by Viola Davis
  • Jill Karp
    • The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid
    • Freezing Order by Bill Browder
  • Charity Grace Mofsen
    • The Forerunner by Cori Bush
    • Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi
  • Michael Schulder
    • The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward by Daniel H. Pink
    • The Oppermanns by Lion Feuchtwanger
  • Anne Troutman
    • River of the Gods by Candice Millard
    • Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout
  • Kaley Kokomoor - Executive Director
    • The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
    • Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America's Woods by Lyndsie Bourgon

We appreciate your gift of any amount. If you are unable to give $500 or more, we hope you will enjoy this reading list, curated with love by the NBF family to inspire your winter reading! Support at every level helps us inspire readers on-island and beyond. We believe in the power of words to shape and change lives. Your tax deductible donation to the Nantucket Book Foundation helps make these dreams possible. Your gift also impacts the island's youth through outreach to our youngest residents, including author visits and writing programs in our Nantucket schools.

If you prefer to make your contribution by mail, please send your check to P.O. Box 5267, Nantucket, MA 02554. If you are eligible for a gifted book (or two), please write a note telling us which title(s) you would like to receive.

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