It is that time of year again when I start thinking of Christmas and the gift giving. I love finding the perfect gift for people. I know I appreciate a well thought out gift and find it funny when people say to me that they would not get me a book because of course I have so many already…
those who know me well.. know a bookish item is perfect for me as that is what I love. After all, the gift of a book to me is like the gift of adventure.
That said it got me thinking of what I would consider good bookish gifts this year and I thought I would post a list of the items that I think would be very appreciated by fellow book lovers: (*Note that all gifts listed below are clickable pictures that will take you to where you can purchase and/or see more about the item.
1. The Chaos Walking Series
Seriously the best series I read this year and totally gift worthy. Believe me – you will want to give all three books as each book leaves you ready to jump head first into the next. A little adventure, a little sci fi, a little YA, and a lot of dystopia… this series has a little something for everyone… and I personally found it to be even more amazing than the Hunger Games. See my reviews of these books here, here, and here.
2. The Banned Books Bracelet
3. Readers Journal
Not everyone you know who loves to read is also a book blogger. Even some of your book blogger types (me included) still enjoy writing in a journal. This little beauty is the pick of the crop because:
Title, Author, Date Published, Category (Fiction, Non-Fiction, etc.), Date Started, Date Finished, 0-5 Star Rating, “Inspired me to learn about these subjects”, followed by a full page for “Notes”.
Throughout the journal are places to fill in fun information:
~A 2-page spread about your “Biblio Style”, including favorite authors, favorite books, favorite places to read, favorite genres, etc.
~A page to show, basically, what kind of books are currently on your book shelves.
~A page to fill in authors that have most influenced you.
~”Reading Trees”, to track how reading one book influenced you to read another book.
~A page to make your own little award ceremony for books.
~Literary face-offs, where you check who you like the best from lists of authors and literary characters.
~A favorite quotes page.
~Two page spread concerning books being turned into movies.
Seriously? I just ordered two of these this morning.
4. The Steve Jobs book by Walter Isaacson
This hot little item is on my wish list and I think on many other book lovers as well.
5. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (ON AUDIO!)
I would never forget the audio book lovers in my life and my recommendation for this Christmas season is Ready Player One. Narrated by Will Wheaton it is a treat for the ears!
6. Awesome movies made from books
Celebrate life-long friendship this holiday season with the film adaptation of Lisa See’s best-selling novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Set in both 19th century and present day China, Snow Flower is the tale of two women and their descendants who share a life-long bond as sworn sisters. This touching film is from critically acclaimed director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club).
This tale set in a travelling circus during the Great Depression stars the dreamy Robert Pattinson, and the loveable Reese Witherspoon, as two star-crossed lovers who must overcome many obstacles in order to be together. Not only is the film a great love story, but Witherspoon also dons some fantastic outfits and makeup, which would be great inspiration for any stylish woman!
Both of these movies were made from exceptional books. I have seen both movies and can honestly say they are both gift worthy.
7. Fun book shelves
Most big time book lovers are always scrambling for space to store their precious treasures. A great gift is to give them is a unique way to do just that. Do you not just love this shelf?
8. Bookish Board Games
300 trivia cards, including 8 bonus Jane Austen trivia questions. Super bookish party fare!
In Liebrary, players are given a book title and the plot summary and then asked it create the most believable first line of the book. The object of the game is to bluff other players into believing that their first line is the correct one. The more outrageous the better. Come on! Doesn’t that sound so fantastic?
9. Trilogy that have gone GLOBAL!
We have been talking Hunger Games for the last two years. Now – next year the movies will start and if you have bookish friends who have yet to read the series (shudder the thought!) then what an incredible gift to give! This will be the gift that keeps on giving.
10. Harry Potter Boxed Complete Hardcover set
To have all the books in hard cover in mint condition to the Harry Potter fan in your life? Priceless.
That’s it for now… I have a DVD copy of Snow Flower and The Secret Fan as well as a DVD copy of Water For Elephants which I will choose two winners for next week from those who leave a comment letting me know what bookish gift they would like to receive this Christmas.