10 Books I’d Give as a Gift

I did a post like this last year with a small list of books. This year I thought it would be nice to sort of redo my post, but include more books. Books are always a great gift, as long as the person actually does like to read, and it’s nice to know a person well enough to know what book they might like. Luckily, I’m surrounded by people that like to read, so I’m usually able to give at least one book as a gift every year (it’s usually more though).

Christmas is on the way and it’s coming fast. For once I actually have 90% of my shopping done already and I do have a few different books that I’m giving out to family and friends as gifts. I might still be getting one or two more, but they’re not included on this list as they’re very particular to the person I might be getting them for. I do know that I’ll be either using bookshop.org or one of my local indie bookshop’s websites to get the books because they really need the support more than ever.

Flipped – Wendelin Van Draanen

This has been one of my favorites for years and it’s just a feel-good, coming of age read that I think anyone would enjoy.  It’s great for pre-teens because they’ll most likely be able to relate to the character’s feelings toward another.

Time Bomb – Joelle Charbonneau

This book is such a ride! It keeps you on the edge of your seat while reading and will have you guessing and re-guessing. I loved how complex the characters were and you really feel like you’re in the middle of the action with them.

I Work at a Public Library – Gina Sheridan

Perfect for a librarian or library lover in your life.  This is instances that have really happened in a library setting.  The fact that the author thought to write all these down inspires me to do the same, because sometimes the weirdest things do happen at the library!

Standing By – Tabitha G. Kelly

This was a cute young-adult novel to read that just felt very relatable.  The characters were fun and had some good growth in the book.  I know I’d personally like to see more of them in a continuation or spin-off.

The Paper Girl of Paris – Jordan Taylor

This book is incroyable! I’m not usually one who’s into historical fiction, but something about the mystery aspect of Alice’s great-aunt drew me in to read it. I’m so glad I decided to give it a shot because it’s definitely one of my favorite books of 2020!

A Study in Charlotte – Brittany Cavallaro

For fans of Sherlock Holmes or even to introduce someone to the Holmes family. This book (series) follows the descendants of Holmes and Watson, which is great for those who like mysteries and/or Sherlock, but in the modern age.

the princess saves herself in this one – Amanda Lovelace

For any poetry lovers that I know, this was a favorite of mine when I went on a poetry kick late last year/early this year.  Though I haven’t read all of her collections yet, I really am a fan of her work.

Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food and Love – edited by Elsie Chapman

This is an adorable collection of young-adult stories that is great for those who like to read, but maybe not entire novels at once. Or just someone who likes short stories along with novels. It’ll make you swoon and hungry at the same time!

Adulthood is a Myth – Sarah Anderson

Pretty much all of us can relate to these comics done by Anderson.  They are perfect to glance through on a day when you’re feeling down, and she’s got two other books out that can accompany this one!

The Vanishing Girl (Daphne & Velma #1) – Josephine Ruby

For any Scooby-Doo fans, this is a must to give to them as a gift! I picked it up solely because it was Scooby-Doo and I loved the book. Though be warned, it is mainly focused on Daphne and Velma, but let’s be honest, the girls are the brains and best of the group anyway.

These are actually only a few of the books I’d give as a gift, but if you’d like to see more, you can see my list on Bookshop.org of all the different books I’d give as gifts. These might also be ones that are curated for certain people, but still somewhat a general interest because a lot of people do have the same taste in books. Or they might want to try something new.

So there are some books that I’d gift to my friends, family, fellow readers.  What are some of your picks to give as a gift?

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