Today I’m doing something a little bit like a gift guide: I’m going to recommend books that you can buy your family and friends this Christmas. It’s a mixture of some of the books that I fell in love with this year, my all time favourites and books that are on my wishlist. I’ve also linked them where I can (and have used affiliate links in places). Happy reading (and shopping)!
For the fantasy fan…
- The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams. A punchy and witty fantasy novel that I absolutely devoured. It follows a trio of unlikely companions as they trek across the country to discover the truth about mysterious invaders. You can even read my full review here, if you want to.
- Black Wing by Ed McDonald is a phenomenal debut fantasy book about a bounty hunter whose life is completely turned upside down. He is left to fight the Misery – a dangerous wasteland, countless enemies and his own fate. You can read my full review here.
For the sci-fi lover…
- Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill. This is a story about a post apocalyptic society and a robot who is desperately trying to survive a world that is trying to kill them. I have a review coming soon on Blogger’s Bookshelf so keep an eye open for it over there but until then know that I have been recommending it a lot!
For the YA devourer…
- I have been very vocal about my love of The Last Namsara and that isn’t going to change any time soon. It contains dangerous stories, badass ladies and dragons. What more could you want? I’ve reviewed it here if you’re curious.
- Six of Crows is hardly an unpopular choice but if you know of anyone who hasn’t yet read it, I’m adding my voice to the crowd recommending it. It’s about a group of teenagers pulling off an impossible heist in a world filled with dangerous magic.
- If you don’t fancy fantasy, check out Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner. It’s a book about a teenage boy who is suddenly left to deal with a dangerous cocktail of loss, grief and guilt after his friends die. You can check out my review of it on Blogger’s Bookshelf.
For the kids book reader..
- I’ve not read it (but may or may not have picked it up for someone’s gift) but Franklin’s Flying Bookshop looks amazing. I love Jen Campbell’s work and have seen really good reviews for it so it is well worth checking out.
- Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls looks so amazing that I want it for myself! This is the kind of book I would have loved to have received when I was younger.
For the non-fiction reader…
- Becoming by Laura Jane Williams is a brilliant memoir about one woman’s journey to figuring out what she wants from her life. It is the kind of book that feels like the advice you get from your friends as you all sit around together with some wine and your problems out on the table. I have a full review for it here.
- I’ve not read 100 Nasty Women of History but I really want to. It looks like a fascinating read and is often cited as the Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls for adults.
- Nasty Women is an excellent and thought provoking of accounts from a variety of writers. It centres around the idea of what it means to be a woman in the 21st century, touching on politics, music and countless other topics. I reviewed it here and would highly recommend it.
And there you have it! You now have quite a few recommendations for you to use when you are doing your Christmas shopping. If you have any you would like to add, please do leave them in the comments below.