Great Moments in Books on GIF History

Here are some highlights to honor our five years of existence

It’s hard to believe Books on GIF has been around since May 8, 2016.1 Where does the time go? In honor of our birthday2 we thought we’d share some highlights from the past five years.

  • The New York Review of Books Classics imprint wished BoG a happy birthday in 2018:

  • Min Jin Lee said BoG was ‘super awesome’:3

  • Taffy’s book party was great! Followed by a drink at Old Town:

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  • The legendary Michiko Kakutani followed BoG on Instagram:

But the greatest joy of doing this newsletter is the friendships and connections we’ve made over the years. Donna and I can’t thank you enough for your support, advice and kind words—and your book recommendations! It means so much to us:



I explained BoG’s full origin story here.


Donna insisted we note that it’s technically an anniversary and NOT a birthday, but who can deny the power of this Miranda Priestly GIF?


Eternally grateful to Carla for this!


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Thank you Danielle for sporting this iconic shirt! Thanks to Nicole, always, for the logo!