A book is forever, a gift that can be enjoyed over and over again. Some of my most cherished gifts are books with handwritten notes from the giver, to a from and the occasion given. I’m one who gives books, and always leaves a note. My niece, age two, is the recipient of most nowadays. Here are ten recommendations, in no particular order; books in my opinion that would make excellent gift!
1. Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk.
Technically a children’s book, it’s one I’ve recently read and fell in love with. A tale of innocence and unfairness, through a child’s eyes. Absolutely one of my favorite books ever. A full review can be read in a previous post.
2. C.S. Lewis Signature Classics
My author of the year. I’ve consumed each one of the seven books in this collection, and each are ones that should be on every shelf. Purchasing this edition you’ll get each all in one book.
3. The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
A historical fiction. I recommend this one for serious readers looking for something deeper and more meaningful, a book that will make you think.
4. Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
Another historical fiction and perhaps the most underrated book of the year. An easy read that is quick and fun!
5. Our Lost Constitution by Senator Mike Lee
Non-fiction and I learned A LOT from this one.
6. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
A daily devotional, one that was recommended to me a few years ago. It’s a great way to start every day.
7. More Than Bread by Marya Layth
A book of poetry and prose, and one that gave me a new love for poetry. A solid thought provoking collection. (Available on Amazon.)
8. Harry Potter- A History of Magic
If you’ve ever wondered about the folklore and magic that inspired Harry Potter, this book is the one! Draft drawings from J.K. Rowling, rare manuscripts, real “wands” and so much more!
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
I thought everyone has read Harry Potter. I thought wrong! If you’ve watched the movies and never read the book, you’re missing out on the world that is Harry Potter! READ THE BOOKS!
10. A vintage book
I collect old books, and some of my favorite reads come from books which have been around for years and forgotten. A vintage book makes the perfect gift. You can find one for every purpose- history, cooking, military, non, classics and more!