With Hanukkah around the cor­ner, we have eight book rec­om­men­da­tions for eight days of latkes, love, and literature!

The Vix­en by Francine Prose

Our Coun­try Friends by Gary Shteyngart

The City Beau­ti­ful by Aden Polydoros

Tun­nels by Rutu Modan

Simona is the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s man­ag­ing edi­tor of dig­i­tal con­tent and mar­ket­ing. She grad­u­at­ed from Sarah Lawrence Col­lege with a con­cen­tra­tion in Eng­lish and His­to­ry and stud­ied abroad in India and Eng­land. Pri­or to the JBC she worked at Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty Press. Her writ­ing has been fea­tured in LilithThe Nor­mal School, Dig­ging through the Fat, and oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. She holds an MFA in fic­tion from The New School.