December 8, 2020
Give a Book as a Holiday Gift!
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I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for a December Freebie. I decided to dedicate my Top Ten Tuesday Freebie to books you might give as GIFTS! And….ahem.. even though there are TEN categories, there are a few more than ten gift ideas! (You’ve been warned!)
“When someone asks me for a book recommendation!”
My favorite gift to buy is a book! How about you?
As you plan your holiday gift giving, you might be looking for book recommendations. Check out my TEN categories and a few of my FAVORITE suggestions (and Bonus picks) below!
Some of these are fairly new releases while others are a few years older. All titles are Amazon affiliate links. Many of these books have been reviewed on the blog and my available reviews are linked.
Books Men Might Enjoy
(I’ve also read most of these!)
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (nonfiction) by Isabel Wilkerson (and her previous book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration…narrative nonfiction).
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (NF, memoir). My review of Born a Crime here.
The River by Peter Heller (wilderness survival, thriller) My review of The River here.
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.
(all by Ron Chernow) Grant; Washington: A Life; or Alexander Hamilton; or Grant (narrative nonfiction biographies) My husband highly recommends these.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (social justice.) My review of Just Mercy here.
News of the World by Paulette Jiles (histfic, western, movie in theaters December, 2020) My brief review of News of the World in this post.
Beartown by Fredrik Backman (sports, hockey, intense issues, competition, community, family) My brief review of Beartown in this post.
Women Might Enjoy (heavier fiction)
(my husband has enjoyed a few of these!)
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasai (complicated family drama, mental health, adiction). My review of Transcendent Kingdom here.
The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali (diversity, Iran, histfic) My review. of Stationery Shop
A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza (family dynamics, *on my lifetime favs list*) My review of Place For Us.
The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall (marriage and family, *on my lifetime favs list*) My review of Dearly Beloved.
If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais (histfic, diversity, South African post Apartheid, sibling relationships, found family). My review of Make God Laugh here.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (contemporary fiction, against the odds, *trigger: child abandonment) My review of Crawdads here.
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain (science fiction, time travel, *trigger: high risk birth, adoption) My review of Dream Daughter here.
The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda (adoption) My review of Secret Daughter here.
Women’s Lighter Fiction
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. (older characters, found family) My review of Arthur Truluv here.
The Switch by Beth O’Leary. (fun women’s fiction) My review of The Switch here.
How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry ( beach read, romance, chick lit) My review of Find Love here.