Welcome to the Book Gift Guide: your go-to site for recommendations on which books to buy as gifts for the book lovers in your life. You'll find a mix of best sellers and undiscovered gems for everyone on your list (and maybe a little something for yourself). Happy gifting -- and happy reading!


Mystery

Mystery Books

Mystery Books

For the person who prefers their suspense from this extremely comfy sofa, thank you very much. Definitely has a favorite Sherlock Holmes adaptation. Probably owns a trenchcoat.

Thriller

Thriller Books

Thriller Books

For the thrill-seeker, the adventurer, the James Bond enthusiast. That one someone who enjoys what Granny calls "bang bang shoot 'em up" movies. Likely has a favorite superhero.

Romance

Romance Gifts

Romance Gifts

For the hopeless romantic, the person who just loves love. Someone who just can't stop watching The Notebook (and not just because of Ryan Gosling). Give 'em a new love story to adore.

 

 

Fantasy

Fantasy Books

Fantasy Books

For the person who secretly (or not so secretly) wants to be Daenerys or Aragorn. Fantasy is escapism in its purest form -- give the gift of an adventure to another world, without the cost of a plane ticket.

Literary Fiction

Literary Fiction Gifts

Literary Fiction Gifts

For the cerebral reader. Someone who enjoys complex relationships, loves observing human behavior, and gets giddy over a beautifully crafted sentence- because it's a lovely thing to play with language.

Young Adult

Young Adult Gifts

Young Adult Gifts

For the young adult (or adult who's young at heart) who loves a good coming-of-age story. For someone who is solidly team Peeta or Gale and cried for approximately 10 years after reading The Fault In Our Stars.

Science Fiction

Religion Gifts

Religion Gifts

For the lover of technology, space, video games, zombies, and Jeff Bridges. Probably has an Atari stashed somewhere (or proudly on display). Prefers adventure with a heavy dose of tech.

Nonfiction

Nonfiction Gifts

Nonfiction Gifts

For the history buff, business person, or memoir aficionado. That one person who loves facts and seems to know a little something about absolutely everything- and wants to learn more.

Kids 6-12

Kids Books

Kids Books

For the little ones who aren't so little anymore (weren't they three like... yesterday?). Encourage reading in your middle graders by gifting one of these (excellent) books. They'll love 'em.