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

His Dark Materials

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

Handmaid's Tale

This classic work of feminist fiction has been re-released with an eye-catching design and sprayed edges. It retails at £14.99 and you can buy it from Waterstones or Amazon.

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

The Lost Words

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

The Hate U Give by 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

The Language of Thorns by 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.


  1. Sam Frost

    November 11, 2017 at 2:47 AM

    Love this list it’s full of such beautiful books!
    Particularly the Folio Society Handmaid’s Tale. Will be going to their website to drool over this beauty.
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      November 14, 2017 at 12:28 PM

      A friend bought me that edition and it is so gorgeous! Worth the money.

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