Celebrate the season with vampire trivia, Hollywood witticisms and deep thoughts.
In Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles: An Alphabettery (Anchor Books), Becket, a former Benedictine monk who was Anne Rice's assistant for 12 years, pulls together all you could ever want to know about every vampire from A(kasha) to Z(enobia). $20
Two-time Academy Award winner Michael Caine's new memoir, Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life (Hachette), picks up where his witty 2010 memoir, The Elephant to Hollywood, left off — and then some. $28
In Almost Everything: Notes on Hope (Riverhead Books), bestselling author Anne Lamott cheers us on with her blend of sobering truth and essential inspiration. $20
VisitParade.com/lamott to find out why this has been the happiest year of Lamott's life.