Your Holiday Gift Guide: Tips on Giving the Gift of Reading

The holidays are just around the corner, and gift-buying slumps are inevitable. Let’s face it—some people are just hard to shop for. They have everything they need, or you simply don’t have ideas on what to get them. This season don’t just pick up a gift card; instead, consider giving the gift of reading. Books allow you to give an immersive experience, and they offer excitement long after you’ve thrown away the gift wrap. Giving a book also allows you to share the books you love with the people you love. Most importantly, it allows you to specifically tailor your gift for someone based on their likes and interests.

Once you start shopping, you’ll find that there’s a perfect title for everyone on your list. Here’s a list of some new and upcoming releases to get you started!

For the Drama Lover: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

From the author of Big Little Lies, this read will quench the thirst of any reality TV addict. This book follows the Delaney family, a group of well-off, successful individuals with secrets that only begin to come out when an outsider knocks on their door looking for some help.

For the True Crime Junkie: Murder Most Actual by Alexis Hall

This fun take on a murder mystery follows true crime podcaster, Liza, and her wife Hanna as they embark on a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. The weekend doesn’t quite go as planned when they find themselves in the midst of a real-life murder scene. Who doesn’t love a good who-dun-it?

For the History Buff: The Dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlington

This nonfiction book tells the inspiring story of the Jewish women and girls who were chosen to create clothing for Nazi women. Using interviews and primary sources, Adlington tells the story of these women in the Upper Tailoring Studio and how they used sewing to save their lives.

For the Hopeless Romantics: Heard It in a Love Song by Tracey Garvis Grave

This novel tells the story of second chances. Layla and Josh, who are both processing failed marriages, meet at his daughter’s school. Both are hesitant about dating in a new world filled with dating apps and less human connection, but they decide to be friends. Who knows where their friendship will lead?

For the Fantasy Lover: The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke

This fantasy thriller follows Luna, a woman whose mother and sisters went missing decades ago. Things get complicated when she finds her youngest sister, Clover, still frozen at the exact age as when she went missing. Luna must find answers to see if her sister could be a paranormal creature called a wildling created by witches to mimic human children.

For the Little Ones: A Home Again by Colleen Rowan Kosinski

This heartwarming picture book is told from the perspective of a house as one family moves out and another moves in. This book shows the importance of growth and change. It will be a great addition to any child’s library, as it conveys a great message and includes beautiful illustrations.

Happy shopping!

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