Ideas For Book Gifts
Do you give book gifts? If you have books on your gift-giving list this year, I have some recommendations for you!
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*Titles are linked to my review which contains Amazon affiliate links.
For this Book Gift post, I’ve drawn from my RECENT reads (even though they may not have been published this year). Please read my linked reviews for content summaries and possible trigger warnings. You might also enjoy pursuing the gift list from 2021.
I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: December Freebie.
(more than ten books….oops!)
Contemporary Women’s Fiction
The Christmas Castle in Scotland by Julie Caplin
Once Upon a December by Amy E. Reichert (magical realism)
Christmas at the Borrow a Bookshop by Kiley Dunbar (books about books)
A Brighter Flame by Christine Nolfi
Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman
The Bodyguard by Katherine Center
For Readers Looking For Diverse Reads
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (mature middle grade and older)
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson (family drama)
Last Summer on State Street by Toya Wolfe (contemporary)
The Thread Collectors by Shaunna J. Edwards (Civil War)
For Fans of Literary Fiction
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan (novella)
The Winners by Fredrik Backman (#3 in the Beartown series)
Lucy By the Sea by Elizabeth Strout
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
Atomic Habits by James Clear
The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore (narrative nonfiction and my fav NF of the year)
I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet by Shauna Niequest (Christian memoir)
For Middle Grade
A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga (Science Fiction, STEM)
A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus (WW11 histfic for readers who loved The War That Saved My Life)
Isaiah Dunn Saves the Day by Kelly J. Baptist (diverse read, followup to Isaiah Dunn is My Hero)
For Mature Middle Grade and Young Adult
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (diverse read, “own voices”)
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys (and highly recommended for adults)
For Fans of Historical Fiction
The Girl From Guernica by Karen Robards (spoiler: my fav of the year)
The Next Ship Home: A Novel of Ellis Island by Heather Webb
The Sisters of Sea View by Julie Classen
That Summer in Berlin by Lecia Cornwall
A Brilliant Night of Stars and Ice by Rebecca Connelley (the Titanic and Carpathia)
When We Had Wings by Ariel Lawhon
The Winter Orphans by Kristin Beck
The Belle of Belgrave Square by Mimi Matthews
Kit McBride Gets a Wife by Amy Barry (uplit)
The Forgotten Cottage by Courtney Ellis
The Thread Collectors by Shaunna J. Edwards
The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer
The Codebreaker’s Secret by Sara Ackerman
Our Last Days in Barcelona by Chanel Cleeton
The Matchmaker’s Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman
A Hundred Crickets Singing by Cathy Gohlke
The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer Ryan
The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michelle Richardson (follow up to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek)
More Ideas For Book Gifts:
What books are on your gift-giving list?
Please let me know if you found something useful on this list for gift-giving!
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