Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Gift Guide for the Holidays

Posted December 5, 2017 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 12 Comments

Books are always the best of gifts. Always. I’ve put together a little gift guide for a wide variety of readers. From fans of fantasy to fans of romance. From Non-Fiction fans to Shakespearean fans. Here’s hoping this helps you find something fun for the reader in your life. 🙂

If you’re looking for a classic fantasy…

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
This edition is Gaiman’s preferred text, includes a bonus story —“How the Marquis Got His Coat Back”, and is beautifully illustrated by Chris Riddell.

If you’re looking for some mythological horror…

Lost Gods by Brom
Brom is one of the most spectacular artists ever and anything he releases is always worth a read (or at the very least a look.)

If you’re looking for something to satisfy wanderlust…

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer
I flipped through this guide at my library and fell in love with the layout and visually appealing design of this book. Definitely a great one for any fan of history.

If you’re looking for a history of classic horror…

Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix
This fascinating look at Horror novels published in the 70s and 80s is entertaining and eye-opening. A go-to for any horror fan.

If you’re looking for an illustrated guide to monsters…

The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke
Fan of Lore, the podcast? Read this.

If you’re looking for a visually enthralling mystery…

Night Film by Marisha Pessl
This novel is so much more than your average mystery what with all the case file pictures, internet screenshots, and news articles that make you feel like an actual part of the investigation. This book is so completely fantastic.

If you’re looking for something humorous about adulting…

The Sarah’s Scribbles collection by Sarah Andersen
Sarah Andersen manages to perfectly describe the hilarious difficulties of life in general in her entertaining comics.

If you’re looking for something fun for a Shakespeare fan…

Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North
There was nothing I loved more than a choose your own adventure book when I was a kid. I think it’s a bit of a requirement to be a Shakespeare fan to fully enjoy this one but I know plenty out there.

If you’re looking for something for a Sci-Fi + audiobook fan…

The X-Files: Cold Cases by Joe Harris
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson even reprise their roles to narrate making this so much damn fun. There’s even a second one already out.

If you’re looking for something with romance…

The Audible Romance Package has it all and more. For just $6.95 extra a month (as an add-on to an existing Audible membership) you can have unlimited listening to a wide (seriously, there are so many, I just finished Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. HIGHLY recommended) selection of Romance Audiobooks. I got the free trial just to give it a whirl and I’m loving it.


12 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Gift Guide for the Holidays

  1. The Lor book was really fascinating. I need the Adulthood is a Myth book and the X files. Thanks for a great suggestion list, Bonnie.

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