Have you finished your shopping for Christmas? Are you still trying to find the best gift for each individual? John Tierney of the New York Times suggests – The Perfect Gift? It’s the One They Asked For. Don’t make gift-giving complicated.
“If you can find one sure thing, don’t be afraid to give it more than once.”
In that spirit – not overthinking – find a great book and give it to everyone.
Vanity Fair offers “The Bookworm’s Bespoke Gift Guide” from Juniper publishing, and the New York magazine lists 15 of the year’s most giftable books including Frantumaglia “for the Ferrantephile “who just can’t get enough,” and Hillbilly Elegies for anyone who keeps asking who voted for Trump. The Journal Sentinal has an exhaustive list, including some of my favorites from Maria Semple, Ann Patchett, and Amor Towles. The Star-Tribune includes a few classics in its 50 best books for holiday giving – many I have on my to-read list, but their best suggestion may be Jon Klassen’s We Found a Hat.
My favorite book to give at Christmas is Bill Watterson’s It’s A Magical World.
What great book have you found to give?