Searching for a fun book to give to the bibliophile in your life? Or perhaps YOU are the book lover and a spouse or friend has asked for a hint as to a gift you might like this Christmas? Here are some recent, fun books that just might fit the bill:
Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books Another engaging compilation of columns written by Nick Hornby (author of About a Boy and High Fidelity amongst other titles). I have this at home to read right now!
Of course YOU can perfectly recall all the classics, but perhaps for someone else… The Faker’s Guide to the Classics: Everything You Need to Know About the Books You Should Have Read (But Didn’t) by Michelle Witte.
For the Science Fiction/Fantasy fan: What Makes This Book So Great: Re-Reading the Classics of Fantasy and SF by Jo Walton is sure to please.
Off the Beaten Page: The Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs, and Girls on Getaways by Terri Peterson Smith should appeal to those who love reading and travel. Stop by and see our copy in Reader Services Reference!
This one works for both readers and writers: A Reader’s Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year by Tom Nissley.
And if you didn’t grab this last year, try Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores by Jen Campbell. (By the way, you can pretty much swap “libraries” for “bookstores” so this would make a fine gift for any Librarian in your life, too. )