10 Gifts for the Book Lover

With Christmas quickly approaching, I decided to compile a list of books, and book related products, for the avid reader in your life. I’ve broken my ideas into categories so you can shop for any reader on your list.

1. Books for the young reader

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Goosebumps by R.L. Stine

The Goosebumps series was a favourite of mine as a kid. The books are a little spooky, but mostly they are a ton of fun.

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

This was my first favourite book. Other E.B. White books, such as Charlotte’s Web, tend to be more popular, but this one was always more appealing to me. There’s something about a swan that plays a trumpet that is just so whimsical. I played trumpet when I took band in the later years of my life, and I’m fairly sure this book is the reason I decided to play that instrument.

The World’s of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones

I actually received this series as a Christmas gift when I was younger. They are really cool books that contain elements of fantasy and magic. The world that Jones has created is so unique, I highly recommend checking these out.

2. Books for the young adult fiction lover

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson tells the story of two young men who are both named Will Grayson. This book features a high school musical, unique characters, and a touch of teen angst. It’s a really unique book and it’s definitely worth the read.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

I read this book for the first time as a teenager and I recently reread it. It’s smart, touching, and altogether fascinating. It really makes you think about the importance of personal freedoms.

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

This novel tells the story of a young man whose life is turned upside down after he suffers an accident. He begins to question all of his previous life choices and discovers what’s really important to him.

3. Apparel for the bibliophile

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Out of Print Clothing offers a variety of book related products. They sell socks, bags, clothing for all ages, and other bookish accessories.

4. Cozy reading accessories

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For someone who might already have a ton of books, cozy accessories are a great option. A pillow, blanket, candle, or hot water bottle can all compliment the reading experience. This candle is one of my favourite items of all time, but any scented candle makes a great gift.

5. For the HBO lover

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Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Fans of the TV show will love the series. It’s full of story lines, characters, and details that differ from the show and add another dimension to the world of Westeros.

6. For the Harry Potter lover

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Harry Potter: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling

These books are absolutely gorgeous. Only the first two books in the series have been released, but I can’t wait to buy the rest.

Funko Pops

These little figurines make great gifts or stocking stuffers. They are super affordable and add a little flair to a bookshelf.

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The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz

With everything from Spotted Dick to Rock Cakes, this book will take all of your Harry Potter parties up a notch.

7. For the person who loves to lend books

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The Personal Library Kit

This gift is perfect for the reader who loves to share their books with you. It’s a fun way to label your books and to make sure they get returned to their owner.

8. For the writer

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Ready, Set, Novel!: A Workbook by Lindsey Grant, Tavia Stewart-Streit, Chris Baty

This interactive workbook will give your writer friend the kick in the pants they need to get started on their novel.

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Notebook

A notebook is always a great gift. I use this notebook to write down all of the books I read. It’s my favourite way to keep track of which books I’ve read and how many times I’ve read them.

Seven Year Pen

This pen is cute, and it’s long-lasting feature helps to reduce waste. I like this specific model because I collect unicorns, but there are several other designs available.

9. For the young reader who loves female centered comedies

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The Fab Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison

This series is hilarious, ridiculous, and completely silly. Georgia Nicolson is such an endearing character and her narration is an absolute delight.

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The movie might be good, but the book is fantastic. As you can probably tell by how worn my copy is, I absolutely adored this book as a teenager. Mia is such an incredibly relatable character, and the entire series is an absolute blast.

10. For the romantic

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One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

One Plus One is by the same author as Me Before You. The quirky characters and the romantic aspect make the book feel fresh and honest.

Sincerely,

Kaylin J.

Summer Reading List

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I love reading. In fact, I love reading so much that I will read any book with dynamic characters, an intriguing plot or a strong writing style. I was able to enjoy a few fantastic pieces of literature this summer that I just had to share with you!

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The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

I’m pretty sure I was one of the few people on Earth who had never read The Hobbit and I’m kicking myself for not reading it sooner. This novel is captivating, fast-paced and fun. I highly recommend giving this a read (if you haven’t already).

Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

This book is definitely a page-turner. It is an essential read for anyone who has experienced loss or been affected by suicide. Jay Asher offers an entirely new perspective on this tragedy and it is a truly touching novel.

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Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell’s writing style is infectious. The words flow together seamlessly, and I fell in love with the characters immediately. Rowell has managed to perfectly capture the experience of first love. This is a novel I will read over and over again.

Fangirl: A Novel – Rainbow Rowell

I loved Eleanor & Park so much that I decided to pick up this novel as well. Fangirl will resonate with anyone who has found themselves adapting to a new situation. Once again, Rowell has created captivating characters that leap off the page. This is another must-read book.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling

I’m a huge Mindy Kaling fan. She has a fantastic fashion sense and is absolutely hilarious. This book had me laughing out loud and I’m sure it will make you laugh your pants off as well.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews

This story is told through the perspective of Greg Gaines, a high school student with a desire to live entirely under the radar. When Greg’s mother encourages him to befriend his classmate Rachel (who has recently been diagnosed with leukemia), his plan to be invisible is officially thrown out the window. This is a story that is unexpectedly funny and bursting with fun.

Looking for Alaska – John Green

I am a huge John Green fan, and this was the only one of his novels that I hadn’t read yet. I love the way he captures the adolescent experience in this novel. The characters that John Green has created in Looking for Alaska are intriguing and the story really tugs at your heartstrings. This is definitely a must-read.

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That’s my summer reading list in all it’s glory! I’m always reading something new so I will write another post soon. If you have any book suggestions, please let me know in the comments.

Sincerely,

Pretty in Pattern