The Gift of Reading: Books for Every Reader on Your Holiday List

The Gift of Reading: Books for Every Reader on Your Holiday List

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The season of giving is upon us! Nothing makes us bookworms happier than an opportunity to pass along the books we love to fellow readers. With so many fantastic books released in 2019, we know it can be overwhelming to decide which would make the best gifts. Let your holiday stress melt away. We’ve rounded up the perfect books for every reader on your list!

For the friend who keeps telling you to watch Fleabag
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Like the beloved protagonist of Fleabag, Queenie Jenkins is a young British woman who is struggling to find purpose and happiness. After taking stock of her toxic relationships with men and her struggle to connect with her mother, Queenie decides to make changes in the hopes of healing past wounds and learning to accept and love herself. As an extra treat, you can print our book club kit to add to your gift, so your favorite reader can share Queenie with their fellow bookworms!

For the friend who won’t stop talking about Baby Yoda
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Fans of The Mandalorian looking for another space adventure will devour Gideon the Ninth. Gideon cares only about her swords and her freedom. She reluctantly agrees to help her nemesis Harrowhark, in exchange for a one-way ticket that will take her far from the Ninth House. Together the two journey to an abandoned planet, where they’re expected to compete against duos from other planets for the honor of being an advisor to the Emperor. And then someone begins murdering competitors one by one…

For the friend hooked on the Great British Bake Off
Hello, Cookie Dough by Kristen Tomlan

Cookie dough can be quite the temptress. Is sneaking a delicious scoop worth the risk? Thankfully, Kristen Tomlan, founder of DŌ (New York City’s first-ever cookie dough scoop shop), is here to help! This cookbook includes over 100 delicious recipes: safe-to-eat cookie dough, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, and more! Is your mouth watering already? Give this treat to your favorite reader with a sweet tooth, and be sure to offer to sample all of their culinary creations.

For the friend constantly listening to true crime podcasts…
Furious Hours by Casey Cep

Did you know that Harper Lee once tried to write a true crime book? Yes, that Harper Lee. In Furious Hours, Casey Cep takes a look at Lee’s attempts to write the book and the case she was studying, in which an Alabama preacher is killed at his stepdaughter’s funeral. It becomes clear that the preacher was hiding secrets, and readers will quickly understand how the story captured Lee’s interest and drew her to write about it.

For the friend preparing for the A.I. takeover…
The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

Who says A.I. consciousness has to be all bad? In this Audible original from Alyssa Cole, Trinity Jordan realizes that the hot neighbor she’s falling for isn’t completely human–but the attraction between them is 100% real and growing. With a full audio cast (including Regina Hall and Mindy Kaling), your reader is sure to lose their heart to Trinity and Li Wei.

For the armchair detective…
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

An orphan goes hunting for family secrets and uncovers more than she bargained for in this new thriller from Lisa Jewell. Twenty-five years after the police found her in her crib with her parents dead downstairs, Libby learns that she’s inherited their London mansion. The mystery of what happened that fateful night has always haunted Libby, who was only 10 months old at the time. With the keys to her family home in her hands, she sets out to learn the truth.

For the teen who’s going to change the world…
The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

In London Shah’s debut YA novel, global flooding has forced civilization to move underwater. One thousand feet below the waves, humanity is surviving and hoping that one day they may return to the surface. Leyla, a 16-year-old British-Muslim teen, is more concerned with finding her imprisoned father. She decides to run the London Submersible Marathon, hoping to win and ask the Prime Minister for her father’s freedom. But the path to victory isn’t simple, and along the way she discovers a government conspiracy that changes everything she thought she knew.

For the holiday movie addict…
Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera

’Tis the season for holiday romances! Give the romance reader in your life a novella that will sweep them away. Mangos and Mistletoe transports readers to Scotland for a Holiday Baking Challenge where pastry chef Kiskeya is paired with home cook Sully. Together these women create magic in (and out) of the kitchen. It hits e-shelves on December 23, which means Christmas Eve will find us where the Kindle light gleams.

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