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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Books that would make good gifts

After viewing the video blog (below) put together by a favorite author, John Green, I decided to start a list of books that I think would make good gift books this holiday season.  I hope to hear from all of my readers with your gift book suggestions.

Here are a few books that I suggest:

For video game aficionados: 
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline...this is the most geektastic book I've ever read.

For fantasy fans:
Serpahina by Rachel Hartman...a mystery, an adventure, fantasy with dragons, and a bit of a romance. This book has eight starred reviews for good reason.

For fans of The Fault in Our Stars, especially irreverent boys: 
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Yes, there is a dying girl but this book is very different than FIOS and provides a humorous voice to a very serious subject. Boys at my school really like this book but beware of foul language.

For PBS viewers who enjoyed the Dust Bowl special: 
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan. This book must have informed the special. It is a very enlightening book about the conditions that led to and the tragedy of the Great American Dust Bowl. Timothy Egan is a fabulous writer.

Interested in LGBT or equal rights issues:
October Mourning-A Song for Matthew Shepard by Leslea Newman. A very touching, moving poetic book. It deserves wide distribution.

Enjoy a little magic in your life:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern...this book has savored well as the months pass since I've read it.

After you take a look at what books John Green suggests, please leave a recommendation on my comment section.  Thanks you.


  1. I forgot to add a book that I think will be a hit this season: If you like paranormal (But not zombies, vampires, or werewolves) you will love, as I do, Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.

  2. I was hoping for more audience participation...anyone? Please suggest titles that you think would make good books. Please.


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