Gift Guide: Books

If there’s one thing that my family knows about me, it’s that I only ever ask for books for Christmas. (And the occasional pair of socks)

I think that they’re such a brilliant present to receive, so here are my bookish suggestions for the people you love this Christmas!

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For beautiful covers

I am an absolute sucker for a pretty cover. Waterstones have been doing the classics for years now with these gorgeous designs on them. For an extra Christmassy touch I’d recommend getting:

A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens

Here are some other ones I absolutely adore:

Selected Tales by the Brothers Grimm

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Angela Carter’s Book Of Fairy Tales

For the non-classics lovers, there are some beautiful covers that I’ve tracked down for this year:

Here We Are- Oliver Jeffers

The Essex Serpent- Sarah Perry

For brilliant fiction

I’ve read some wonderful books in my time. These are the ones that I always gift to people who I want to share my joy with:

Wonder- R. J. Palacio

Ready Player One- Ernest Cline

Never Let Me Go- Kazuo Ishiguro

The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

For crime lovers

The Couple Next Door- Shari Lapena 

The Girlfriend- Michelle Frances

Into the Water- Paula Hawkins

Also if they haven’t already read it- 10/10 recommend:

The Girl on the Train- Paula Hawkins 

For kids

I don’t have any kiddies yet, but since I worked in a school for a year or so these are the ones that I’d recommend if you’ve got any little people you want to get into reading:

Bad Dad- by David Walliams

Guinness World Records 2018

Matilda- Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

In fact, any Roald Dahl book is a winner.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea- Judith Kerr

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

(I am obsessed with this! Forget flouncy princesses, these are the stories you want to tell your little girls)

For Geeks

(HINT: I am a geek so if you wanna get me a gift, I would LOVE any one of these)

 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Illustrated Edition- JK Rowling 

Mythos- Stephen Fry

Harry Potter – A History of Magic: The Book of the Exhibition- JK Rowling

Guinness World Records 2018: Gamer’s Edition

The Infinite Monkey Cage – How to Build a Universe- Brian Cox and Robin Ince

For Secret Santa

I am participating in 4 secret Santas this year. YEP, FOUR. Most of the people have been fairly easy to buy for but if you’re totally stumped- try one of these?

Test Your Dog– Rachel Federman / Test Your Cat – E.M. Bard, Robert Leydenfrost

(Obviously only if they have pets hah!)

There are SO many of these- guaranteed to match at least one of their interests.

For people who don’t like reading

Let’s face it. You can throw all the books you want at someone, but if they aren’t reading inclined- then there’s no point. Considering I’m engaged to one of these people here are some of the cute little books you could give them that they might dip in and out of:

101 Things to Do Instead of Playing on Your Phone 


1 Comment

  1. May 2, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    Thanks for throwing in my Test Your Dog book!

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