Book Ideas for Christmas
If you’re like me, your Christmas list will include a lot of books. Here are some of the books I’m intending to give as gifts or hoping to receive as gifts.
His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
These beautiful hardcovers are exclusive to Waterstones and would make a perfect gift for both fans of the series and newcomers. They retail at £12.99 each and are available here.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
If you’re looking for a slightly more expensive edition, I would definitely recommend this stunning offering from the Folio Society. It will set you back £39.95 but it’s very high quality and certainly a collectable.
The Lost Words – Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
This book has been on my wishlist since I read an article about it in The Guardian. Its aim is to teach children about nature so they can name what they see when outdoors. The illustrations look stunning and it would make a beautiful gift for any younger bookworms. A signed copy is available from Foyles for £20.
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
THUG was one of the best books I’ve read this year and I always recommend it. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, it’s a nuanced and powerful story. You can get a signed copy from Foyles for £7.99 or Amazon currently have it on offer for only £2.
The Language of Thorns – Leigh Bardugo
You don’t need to have read the Grisha trilogy to enjoy these deliciously dark fairytales. This book has a stunning cover design and is perfect for fans of the Brother’s Grimm. It retails at £12.99 but is available from Amazon for £9.09.
How to Stop Time – Matt Haig
An illustrated edition of How to Stop Time has recently been released and looks absolutely beautiful. As this is being made into a film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, now is the perfect time to read it. It’s available from Blackwell’s for £16.99.
Moonrise – Sarah Crossan
This is another book I’ve had on my wishlist since it was announced. The reviews are brilliant on Goodreads and you can even buy a signed edition for only £12.99 from Big Green Bookshop.
I could go on and on (I haven’t even started with the Folio Society!) but these are a few books that would make memorable Christmas gifts this year.