Bookworm Gift Guide: The Perfect Book for Every Type of Reader

Bookworm Gift Guide: The Perfect Book for Every Type of Reader

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Picking the perfect book for a reader can be a daunting task, especially with so many excellent titles to choose from. We’re here to help ensure you find the right read for the special bookworm in your life. Check out our picks for the best books for every type of reader.

For the short story reader: Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
The short story fan in your life won’t want to miss out on this impressive collection that tackles racism, prejudice, and American culture.

For the true crime obsessed: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
Soon to be an HBO docuseries, this book tracks the author’s search for the deadly Golden State Killer.

For fans of Scandal: The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
With Kerry Washington poised to star in the upcoming adaptation, fans will want to get their hands on this book about a mother’s hunt for her missing baby.

For the reader obsessed with Greek mythology: Circe by Madeline Miller
A minor character from The Odyssey takes center stage in this retelling that explores power, feminism, and gods.

For the memoir devotee: Sick by Porochista Khakpour
Porochista Khakpour guides readers through her Lyme Disease diagnosis and the challenges of navigating America’s healthcare system.

For the movie buff: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Give your favorite reader a ticket to Singapore with this recently-adapted novel about family, culture, and extravagant wealth.

For the rom-com lover: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Sparks fly when a math-loving heroine decides to conduct a relationship study with the help of a charming escort.

For the reader with a sweet tooth: Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu
This is one of our favorite books of the year, and we have no doubt that the YA fan in your life will love its blend of humor, heart, and pies.

For the fairytale fanatic: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Loosely inspired by the classic tale  “Rumpelstiltskin,” this story features a woman rumored to turn silver into gold and the forest king who seeks to wed her.

For the budding detective: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas
The game is afoot in Victorian London. When her friend is suspected of murdering his wife, detective Charlotte Holmes goes undercover to find the truth.

For the reader who idolizes Meghan Markle: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
If you know a reader who watched and rewatched the royal wedding, we’d recommend gifting this romance about a New Yorker who discovers she’s betrothed to a prince.

For the reader already looking to the future: How Long ’til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin
Hugo Award winner N. K. Jemisin’s first short story collection explores modern society through speculative fiction.

For the podcast addict: Sadie by Courtney Summers
This YA novel follows a radio reporter as he chronicles the hunt for a girl named Sadie who may be searching for her sister’s killer. There’s even a real seven-episode podcast readers can follow along with!

For the middle grader with their head in the clouds: The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
If you know a young reader whose imagination is boundless, pass along a copy of this graphic novel about neighborhood kids and their playtime alter egos.

For the new parents: Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis
No picture book collection is complete without a good fairytale, and one of our favorites is this story of a prince and knight who fall in love after defeating a dragon.

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