December 7, 2021
Ideas For Books as Gifts
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***Most titles selected from newer releases***
When I look at my reading list, most of the books fall into stories that women might enjoy (hence, Reading Ladies); however, my reading occassionally spills over into books that both men and women might enjoy. So please understand that I lean heavily toward reads for women.
For this Book Gift post, I’ve drawn from my RECENT reads (even though they may have been published a few years ago) and from recently published books.
I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie……
(more than ten books and ten categories….oops!)
For Sister, Mom, Grandma, Aunt, or BFF
For Husband, Brother, Dad, Granddad, or Uncle
Project Hail Mary (the audio version!) by Andy Weir,
performed by Ray Porter (same author as The Martain)
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede
(published in 2011 but read this year on the 20th anniversary of 9-11)
For Middle Grade
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (female main character & a male friend)
Ghost by Jason Reynolds (male main character but the team has girls and boys) ….this is the first book in a Track series
(published in 2016 but read this year)
Isaiah Dunn is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist (male main character)
The Next Great Jane by K.L. Going (female main character & male friend)
For Young Adult ( 13-16)
All I Want For Christmas is the Girl Next Door by Chelsea Bobulski (male main character and female friend; contemporary teen romance)
For Mature Young Adult
The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (female main character)
Love is a Revolution by Renee Watson (female main character)
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir–the audio version! (science fiction; male main character…some language)
For Fans of Design
For Fans of Historical Fiction
(all of these are candidates for favs of the year)
For Fans of Science Fiction
Project Hail Mary (the audio version!) by Any Weir and performed by Ray Porter
(this will be on my favs of the year list)
For Fans of Memoir
The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger
(published in 2017 but read this year)
For Fans of Christian Fiction
For Fans of Complex and Ambitious Stories (by a prize winning author)
For Fans of Nonfiction
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede (9-11 in Gander, Newfoundland)
(published in 2011 but read this year for the 20th anniversary of 9-11)….follow up with the musical, Come From Away (on Broadway and streaming on Apple TV +)
For Fans of Books About Books
For Fans of Quirky Reads
For Fans of Complicated Family Drama
For Fans of Thoughtful Contemporary Fiction
What books are on your gift giving list?
Please let me know if you found something useful on this list for gift giving!
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
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