What We're Reading This Weekend: Buzzy New Novels

How could you go wrong this holiday season with the latest offerings from literary bestsellers Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Gilbert and Wally Lamb?

Let us know what you think of our staffers’ choices – and tell us what you’re reading.

Kiran Hefa, Assistant Editor
Her Pick: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Relive Our Live Chat with Author Elizabeth Gilbert!

Bestseller Elizabeth Gilbert can do more than eat, pray, love and write memoirs – she started as a fiction writer, and her new book, The Signature of All Things, is a novel about (of all things) a nineteenth century woman botanist. (Trust us, botanists are way way more passionate than you might imagine.)

In a live chat with PEOPLE.com on Nov. 13 at 2 p.m., Gilbert will take questions on everything from Eat, Pray, Love to her new book to life with the husband who, as she puts it on her website, is “more widely known as ‘That Brazilian Guy From EAT PRAY LOVE’ ”.