Well, it’s officially time to start thinking about Christmas gifts, Savvy Readers. If your list is like mine, it is full of people who are so difficult to buy for. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are 10 books that are perfect for everyone on your Christmas list!
The Next Person You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
I think you’ll agree with me on this one: Some books are more than gifts. Sometimes, a book can represent much more than just a simple present, and Mitch Albom’s latest is one of those books. Serving as a sequel to one of the most beloved novels of all-time, The Next Person You Meet In Heaven is the perfect gift for anyone on your list who might need a little motivational pick-me-up or anyone on your list that you want to show your appreciation for.
Born Into It by Jay Baruchel
Every family or friend group has that one person who is a diehard fan of the absolute worst teams around. Despite the fact that they always seem to lose in hilariously spectacular fashion, this person swears by their fandom and refuses to let go of their attachment. For Jay Baruchel, that person is him, and his attachment is the Montreal Canadiens. Part memoir, part guide to cheering for things that let you down more often than not, Born Into It is the perfect book for anyone who is a fan of literally anything, because, as we all know, the things we love the most are the things that disappoint us the most often.
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
I don’t know if you heard or not, but Esi Edugyan just won her second consecutive Giller Prize for Washington Black. And I don’t know if you recall or not, but we liked Washington Black… a lot. We can’t really say much more about this book that hasn’t already been said, except that it’s a book that transgresses so many different genres that it’s almost indescribable. The writing is beautifully poetic like the very best in literary fiction, the story is haunting like the best in historical fiction, and some of the elements are almost fantastical in nature. That’s why Washington Black is perfect for any reader of any type.
Homebody by Joanna Gaines
Everyone’s favourite interior designer has released the book all her fans have been waiting for – a design book! Filled with beautiful interiors designed by Joanna herself, Homebody is the perfect gift for any new home owners or anyone looking to reinvigorate their living spaces. Are you ready to see your fixer upper?
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Everyone needs a little kick in the behind every now and then, right? Well, Rachel Hollis has got you covered. In Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis shows us how to get what we want most out of life, and how to live life in a meaningful, adventurous, and, above all, fun way! Perfect for anyone that finds themselves stuck in a bit of a rut this year, Girl, Wash Your Face is a nice way to remind the people you care about most that you’ll be there for them through thick and thin.
Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz
Everyone’s favourite member spy is back in action!… Well, kind of, sort of. I mean, 007 may die at the beginning of this novel, but that doesn’t mean James Bond won’t live. Get the vibes we’re throwing down here? Serving as a prequel to Casino Royale, James Bond’s first-ever mission, Forever And A Day is the perfect read for any dads out there, or for anyone on your list that’s looking for a great, action-packed, highly-entertaining read.
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
From the author of the incredible The Poisonwood Bible comes a new masterpiece in literary fiction. Weaving elements from the past and present together to explore the human capacity for resilience and compassion in trying times, Unsheltered is a beautifully written, expertly crafted novel that is perfect for anyone who appreciates the very best of the written word.
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
Return to Green Gables (with a little help from Sarah McCoy) this Christmas with Marilla of Green Gables, an enchanting novel that tells the story of the famous spinster before Anne arrived on the island. Equal parts fun and emotional, Marilla of Green Gables is a trip down memory lane that is perfect for anyone looking to get a little nostalgic this Christmas.
I’ll Be There For You by Kelsey Miller
🎵 I’ll be there for youuuuuuu 🎵 I mean, really, who doesn’t love Friends? Obviously this gift is perfect for any Friends fanatic, but it’s impressive deep-dives into the cultural landscape of ’90s TV is the perfect read for any pop culture fans on your list. Plus, it might inspire a Friends-binge watch, which is always a plus over the holidays.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
It is really hard to write a good murder mystery. Doesn’t it seem like everything’s been done (20 times over) already? Well, here we are, in 18 years into the new millenium, and Stuart Turton has found a way to completely reinvent the classic murder mystery. Featuring plot twists that’ll leave you guessing and a tightly constructed plot that shows zero cracks until the final reveal, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is the perfect book for literally anyone because oh my god it’s so different and good and everyone’s going to love it. Got all that?
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