Gifts for Christmas

Have you thought about what you want to give that book lover for Christmas? With Black Friday only a couple of weeks away, here are some ideas and suggestions from one book lover to another….

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire : The Illustrated Edition by J. K. Rowling

The illustrated edition of Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire will be great for any Potterhead (like me). I’ve personally asked for one of these for Christmas. I plan on re-reading the entire series once again using all the illustrated editions once I’ve collected every single one of them.

The Stoneheart trilogy by Charlie Fletcher

If you have someone on your list who likes alternate realities….this trilogy would probably be a good gift for them. It also has a sort of coming of age story like Harry went through in the Harry Potter series.

The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater

If you have a book lover on your list who is looking for a little romance then this may be something that they’ll enjoy. It is equal parts romance and fantasy but it’s still a great read. Shown below are the 3 main books in the series but there is a fourth novel that revolves around a couple of the supportive characters if 3 is not enough.

The Asylum series by Madeleine Roux

If you have a horror junkie on your list then this may be something that they’ll enjoy. It starts out as a trilogy but there is a prequel book that revolves around different characters and you can find all the novellas from this series in one book (separate from the main series) that will give you more back ground into the story if they want to continue reading.

Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan

For that person on your list that enjoys a good mystery then this would be a good read. Anyone who is a fan of Agatha Christie would like something from this author. Plus, he has some other books that would be of interest if you enjoy this one.

Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer

For those of you who have kids on your list that are avid readers, here is something you can get them. Whether they read on their own or you want to read it with them, this is a good series to share.

You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston

For that teen on your list, check out this book from Natasha Preston. This is equal parts thriller/suspense and romance if your teenager likes that sort of thing. There are other thrillers from this author that they may like if your teen likes to read that sort of thing.

Valentine’s Day Picks

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope every is enjoying their day so far or has something good planned for their day. For those of you who happen to like Valentine’s Day, I have some literature you can read to help enjoy the holiday even more (or these could also be purchased as gifts for that special someone on your list who likes to read).

“Twilight” series by Stephanie Meyer = Okay, I know this one may be kind of obvious but it is very romance-y. There is some fantasy elements to it since it has vampires and werewolves in it. I’ve read all the books, plus, there are movies based on the novels that you can watch with your special someone if the two of you like to watch movies together.

“You Will Be Mine” by Natasha Preston = If you want a stand alone book to read, then this will be a good one. Yes, I know this is a mystery/thriller but there is a lot of romance happening throughout the story.

“The Host” by Stephanie Meyer = A friend of mine let me borrow her copy of this book and I really did enjoy it. It may be equal parts romance and fantasy by Stephanie Meyer but it’s set in a different world than her Twilight books.

“Shiver” trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater = If you are a fan of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, then you’ll probably like this one as well. There are wolves in this one but no vampires. Lots of romance. You’ll see when you start reading them. Also, there is a 4th book….it doesn’t really have anything to do with the story from this trilogy but it takes two of the supporting characters from the books and tells their story for just a little bit longer.

“The Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins = Yes, I know these books are fantasy but there is a lot of romance going on throughout. It actually plays an important part during the story.