Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Reading For Sanity's Book Gift Suggestions

If you're anything like me, I'm sure you have quite a few people
on your Christmas who have a big question mark next to their name.
What do you get the person who has everything?
 
Might I suggest a book? 

I mean, besides being a gift that you can tailor to fit the recipient,
they are also incredibly easy to wrap. 

Do me one favor, though.
If you are going to give someone a book, make sure it's a good one. 
don't just pick something up from the bargain bin. 
They are usually there for a reason. 
To help any of you who might be struggling to find
just the right gift for those ???'s on your Christmas list,
here are a few suggestions of books we have enjoyed.

*Think about buying these titles at your local independent bookstore. If that isn't possible, we've linked the titles of all these books to an online independent bookstore where you can buy new or gently used copies.
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For the Women (or Book Club) in Your Life 
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
  
by Kathy Hepinstall
(Not yet reviewed, but one of my favorites)

by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

by Sandra Dallas 

For the Men in Your Life

by Bill Bryson
(Not review, but Emily recommends)

by Harlen Coben

For Every Adult on Your List
(and One for Yourself) 

by Alden Bell

For Anyone Who Loves
a Fast-Paced YA Novel

The Hunger Games (Trilogy)
by Suzanne Collins
by Rick Riordan

by Nancy Farmer
(RFS Review Coming Soon)
When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
 (RFS Review)

For Anyone Who Loves a
(Clean) Romantic YA Novel

For Anyone Who Loves Classics 

by Jetta Carleton

by Gene Stratton-Porter

For the Tween in Your Life

Stargirl
by Jerry Spinelli
Fablehaven (Series)
by Brandon Mull
Gregor the Overlander
by Suzanne Collins
(RFS Review)

by Shannon Hale

by Ingrid Law

For Your Littler Ones (1-6yrs)

Skippyjon Jones (Series)
by Judy Schachner
(Not reviewed, but my kids love it!)

by Karen Beaumont

(Not reviewed, but my kids love it!)

And now to be a little more specific...

For the Bookworm Who
Longs for a New, Original Read 

by Emma Donoghue

For Anyone Whose Safety You Care About

For the Jodi Picoult Fan
Who Needs A New Author to Love

by Chandra Hoffman
(Review coming soon)

For The Grammar Nazi in Your Life

For the Rich Aunt with the Bad Heart,
Who Just Wrote You into her Will

by William S. Burroughs

For Any of Your Sarcastic Friends
with a Morbid Sense of Humor

by Avery Monsen and Jory John

For the Perennial Hostess

by  Pam Anderson
(RFS Review)

For the Working Mom

Just Let Me Lie Down
by Kristin van Ogtrop
(RFS Review)

For the Health Enthusiast

Green for Life
by Victoria Boutenko
(RFS Review)

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
by Michael Pollan
(RFS Review)

For the Mom/Friend Who is Rocking
Suburbia But You Think Secretly
Just Might Want to Start Wearing
Homespun Wool and Move to Maine

The Creative Family
by Amanda Blake Soule

For The Romantic Who Longs
for a Little (Clean) Fantasy Romance

Archangel (Series)
by Sharon Shinn
For the Twilight Fan who Needs
a New Vampire Fix

by Claudia Gray
For the WWII enthusiast

by Aldona Sendzikas

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 
Go find something good to read and share it wiht those you love!!

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