A Book For Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List
Face it: books make the best gifts! And you know how many gifts you need this holiday season. (So many. So, SO many.) Secret Santas, stocking stuffers, and all those holiday parties — you need to bring a present, a little something, and a hostess gift, don't you? And nothing is more thoughtful or personal than giving a book. Not sure what to give? I've got you covered!
For Your Mom: My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
This thoughtful novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is a deceptively short read about mothers, daughters, and memories of the past. My Name Is Lucy Barton ($18) is a story you'll want to discuss over and over with your mom.
For Your Dad: Moonglow by Michael Chabon
Inspired by conversations with his own grandfather, Michael Chabon created Moonglow ($18), which is part memoir, part novel, and complete love story to family.
For the Young Dad: This Was Not the Plan by Cristina Alger
When Charlie becomes a widower at just 33 years old, he learns what it truly means to be a dad. The young dads on your list will appreciate the funny and insightful This Was Not the Plan ($18).
For Your English Teacher: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Who could resist a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, especially when, as in Eligible ($20), it comes equipped with reality TV dating, CrossFit, and timeless family drama?!
For that Co-Worker Who Can't Wait For the Next Fifty Shades of Grey Movie: Maestra by L.S. Hilton
Sexy, scandalous, and downright unputdownable, Maestra ($19) is the perfect gift for any Fifty Shades of Grey fan on your list.
For Your Best Friend: The Year We Turned Forty by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
The Year We Turned Forty ($11) asks the question, what if you had the chance to go back and relive the most important year of your life? You'll discuss this one with your bestie for hours.
For Your Brother: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
This twisty psychological thriller will keep your brother up late at night. The Passenger ($17) is impossible to put down as you ask yourself: Did she really do it? And who is she, anyway?
For Your Grandmother: June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Your grandmother will love June ($18), a story of a granddaughter searching for the truth about her grandmother's past, infused with tons of Old Hollywood charm.
For the Recent College Grad: Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam
Rich and Pretty ($17) is the story of two recent college grads, best friends since childhood, stumbling through relationships and careers.
For the Bride-to-Be: The Wedding Sisters by Jamie Brenner
You think your wedding planning is crazy? Check out The Wedding Sisters ($11), where the mother of three daughters finds herself planning weddings for all three of her daughters, all at the same time.
For the Friend Who Is Paris Obsessed: The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman
Your friend will fall under the spell of The Velvet Hours ($16), the story of a Paris apartment that was abandoned for years with all of its treasures and secrets kept intact.
For the Hippie Aunt: Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt
Cruel Beautiful World ($21) is a story of love and obsession, told against the backdrop of the Manson murders and the Vietnam War.
For the Frazzled Mother: Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
Eleanor Flood promises herself: Today Will Be Different ($17). But then today happens, and nothing will ever be the same for Eleanor or her family.
For the Thoughtful Teenager: Faithful by Alice Hoffman
The story of two best friends in a car accident, only one of whom walks away. Faithful ($17) asks the question: how can we forgive ourselves after the unthinkable happens?
For Your Soul Mate: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
On the surface, The Sun Is Also a Star ($12) is a love story about two people whose paths cross one day. But it's so much more than that, asking questions about fate and destiny and how our lives touch each other.