Thursday, December 1, 2011

Shopping for books?

I love to get books for Christmas. I remember when my husband and I were first married, he said he thought getting books for Christmas was a terrible idea. He is SO wrong! I think he’s changed his tune because I’ve gotten books for a few years now.

So if you are wondering what to buy for gifts, I thought I would give out a few recommendations. I was going to go with just books published in 2011, but then I changed my mind. Happy Christmas Shopping!

My Favorite Books of 2011

Non-FictionOutliers by Malcolm Gladwell

 Religious:  Seven Miracles that Saved America by Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart

 MysteryLemon Tart by Josi Kilpack

Literary Fiction:  The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Bradbery

 RomanceThe Kiss of a Stranger by Sarah Eden

 Verse NovelFar From You by Lisa Schroeder

 YA ContemporaryThe Next Door Boys by Jolene Perry

 YA ParanormalParanormalcy by Kiersten White

 YA DystopianPossession by Elana Johnson

YA Sci-FiAcross the Universe by Beth Revis

Women’s FictionGravity vs. TheGirl by Riley Noreen

 Middle Grade FantasyThe Shifter by Janice Hardy

Children’sJunie B. Jones (all of them) by Barbara Park

 Picture BookSleep, Big Bear,Sleep by Maureen Wright

and Millie Waits for the Mail by Alexander Steffensmeier

That should be a little something for everyone :) Give books for Christmas!


And just in case you are wondering...of course I have read them all :)


Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I always ask for books for Christmas - specific titles but also gift cards. And I give a lot of books as gifts - I usually keep a list of books I've read that I think others will enjoy. It's one of my favorite things to do. (One of the books I'm giving this year is BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP by SJ Watson - very good psychological mystery.)

Ruth Josse said...

I've only read two of these! I need to get busy and I need a substantial gift card. :)

Melissa Sarno said...

I've read nothing on this list except Elegance of the Hedgehog. Thanks for the recommendations! I'm so impressed that you read so many different genres. I'm a little stuck in reading only contemporary work. Gotta branch out.

E.R. King said...

I've never read anything by Josi Kilpack. Her covers are super adorable and they make me hungry. Perhaps I should give them a go.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I've read quite a few of those. Great choices! And my family knows me as the book girl. They usually expect a book from me! lol I think books are awesome gifts! :D

Tara Tyler said...

great recommendations! thanks!

Brinda said...

I loved Outliers; I haven't read the others. I need to read Across the Universe. I think I should put that on my hubby's list for my stocking.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Oh, what a great list of books. If I had more time I'd want the ones I don't already own.

Sara Bulla said...

Angie, This list is golden! I'm simply cutting and pasting this to all of my friends and family in case their hunting for gift ideas. :)

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

This is a great list!
My husband almost always gets a Deseret Book gift card for Christmas. All that guy wants is books.

Kim said...

LOVED The Elegance of the Hedgehog... You are such a prolific reader - I tend to stay within one or two genre- thanks for encouraging me to broaden my horizons!

Leigh Covington said...

Awesome shopping list! There are some on here that I really need! Thanks!

Meredith said...

What a great list! I need to read most of these--they look like so much fun! Thank you!

Patricia Tilton said...

Loved your selections. You have certainly read a wide variety of books this year. The Seven Miracles intrigued as did The Shifters. Thanks, will book mark you page for gift ideas!

Maggie said...

I haven't read most of them. I would add Variant in the YA dystopian/ or maybe YA sci-fi-ish category. I loved that book and read it in a day.

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