Monday, December 10, 2018

Holiday Book Recommendations for the Grown Ups

Friday, I posted a holiday book giving guide for kids if you were in need of ideas for upcoming holidays or birthdays.  Today, I give you my recommendations for older grown up types!

The politically progressive reader

We're Going To Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

This is a memoir by Gabrielle Union and I highly recommend it, even if the person you are giving it to is not a huge Union fan.  I really didn't know much about her, but her memoir focuses way more on growing up black in an all white community and how race has played a role in her life and career.  Super fast read and good!

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea by Alyssa Mastromonaco

This is a great memoir from a former Obama staffer.  If you or the person you are looking for are a fan of Pod Save America ad their other podcasts, they will be familiar with Alyssa.  This book is hysterical, quick, and very interesting!

Tales of Two Americas by John Freeman

This is a collection of essays by authors and others about snippets of live throughout the United States.  If your or or your reader enjoyed Hillbilly Elegy, I encourage you to check this one out!

The reader who loves reading

Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence

This is a GREAT BOOK.  Written by a librarian in the form of letters to books.  It's funny, sweet, and will add even more books to the readers TBR lists.

The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland

A quick read of a story.  It features a girl working in bookshop who has a secret past that she doesn't share with others.  It's a great tale of friends helping friends, secrets and finding out how to trust and living life after trauma.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

This is just such a sweet story of an older man coming to terms with getting older and making friends and relying on each other.  I also feel if they love this one, there are tons of other great books by this author for them to turn to afterwards!

Reader who Loves Series

Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penney

The first book is called Still Life.  It's about 15 books in at this time and they are cozy mysteries based upon a French Canadian police inspector.  They do not have to be read in order but the character building leads nicely into each book!

Kate Burkholder series by Linda Castillo

These books are set in Ohio Amish country and the main character is Kate Burkholder who is an English police chief in the small town.  These are a bit more gruesome than Louise Penney's series but are not overly gruesome.  It focuses on the Amish community and her love interest in a fellow law enforcement officer.

Amish Candy Shop Mystery by Amanda Flower

This is another Amish series of the cozy mystery variety! Bailey King is a chocolatier whose Amish grandparents own their own shop in Harvest, Ohio called Swissmen Sweets.  She has a knack for finding dead bodies!

What books are you gifting this holiday season?

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