Going home for the holidays can be stressful — especially if yours is the kind of going home that includes putting everyone even remotely related to you in the same room with a bunch of alcohol. Sometimes it can be hard to find a point of contact with that far-flung relative, whether it be your hyper-conservative great-uncle Murray or your scowling preteen cousin-twice-removed. So why not ask them what they’ve been reading? Afraid you still won’t have anything to say? Well, we’ve got you covered with a list of the books your relatives will probably be talking about this holiday season, so you can at least be prepared to ask a few penetrating questions. Click though to bone up on your talking points and maybe make a new friend. Who is already related to you.
Your Fox News-watching Grandfather: Killing Kennedy, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
Your grandparents weren’t just born with in-depth knowledge of every historical event ever — and it’s not because they lived through them (necessarily) either. It’s because they love the history books. Not to mention the fact that certain relatives will buy anything Bill O’Reilly says. Or writes. Better bone up on your facts — and we mean that in both on historical and contemporary stage.