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For this week’s topic we are featuring gift worthy books for the holiday season. I would give books to everyone on my list if I could. But, sometimes it’s hard to pick out the perfect book, and I always worry that the recipient already has the book I’ve chosen. Perhaps a gift card to a bookstore is the perfect gift instead!
Anyway, these are the books I would give as gifts. I had to cheat and sometimes list two books per category:
2. Dystopian – Divergent by Veronica Roth or Legend by Marie Lu – Divergent is my go-to book that I’m comfortable recommending to anyone. As a recent release, Legend would also be a great gift for dystopian fans.
3. Contemporary – The Future Of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler – A great choice for someone that grew up in the 90s for the nostalgia, with an interesting story device that uses Facebook updates.
4. Romance – Anna and the French Kiss & Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – Anna is another contemporary romance I recommend to everyone, and now that the companion book Lola is out you can make your gift twice as nice.
5. Science Fiction – 11/22/63 by Stephen King – Stephen King is back with another exciting book. At over 800 pages though, your gift recipient may prefer the e-book version.
6. Upcoming Book to movie adaptations – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion – There are still some Hunger Games hold outs, but perhaps the upcoming movie will provide some incentive. Warm Bodies is another well-liked book that people may want to read before the movie hits next fall.
7. Literary Fiction – 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami – This love story/mystery/dystopia sounds like it would have wide-ranging appeal. I haven’t read it yet, though the summary intrigues me.
8. Fantasy – Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – One of my favorite fantasy books of the year. A great choice for YA’s and YA’s at heart. This one also seems to be headed to the big screen.
9. Holiday – Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – I read this Christmas-in-New-York book last year, and I hope to read it again this holiday season. Touching, funny, and sarcastic, it’s perfect for those looking for a quirky read over the holidays.
10. Audiobook – Blood Red Road by Moira Young or Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Both books are excellent choices for audiobook fans and those just getting started with audiobooks.
What are your gift-worthy books?