Have a Bookish Holiday #GiveaBook
- By: Jessica Faust | Date: Dec 11 2014
I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves to gift books and loves the gift of a book. Typically everyone on my list is doing to get a book of some kind or another. Sometimes it’s a book I’ve read, loved and want to share and other times it’s just something that seems to fit. I’m always looking for new ideas for books for the people on my list and want to share a few that I hope you’ll love as well.
This book came up in a post just a few weeks ago, but since it seems so few people have read or heard of the series I have to mention it again. Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace is a wonderful book for any young reader. I first gifted it to a 7-year-old friend of mine who loved books and she fell in love. Fans of Anne of Green Gables will love it. I know I did.
There are so many other great books. So many that I’m missing. So help me out. I still have some shopping to do and could use some nonfiction, something for the Broadway musical lover, something for a teen girl and, well, maybe something for me.
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For the teen girl, a mature teen girl who you think might like sci-fi, The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. (MC is a teenage girl). It is a wonderful book, awesome story and most of all it opens your mind to the "all is not lost" concept, even if the unimaginable happens slowly.
If you have a mother with teenagers on your list, and she is close to staring down the crook of the branch to an empty nest, and wondering where she fits into a world of change, The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison. Actually Kenison's laments fit most busy lives almost perfectly.
So there you have, my suggestions. Great to have you back blogging.
I've been wanting to read "I Feel Bad About My Neck" for years! Love Nora Ephron.
Here are my recs:
Nonfiction: Bossypants by Tina Fey
(or Yes, Please by Amy Poehler)
For the Broadway musical lover: Finishing the Hat, by Sondheim (also timely with Into the Woods coming out)
Something for a teen girl: Glitch, by Heather Anastasiu (high-concept with a compelling love story)
For you: The Selection, by Keira Cass