Great gift ideas for the book enthusiast in your family!!!

Library Chat - November 2022

Best Books for Holiday Gift Giving!


Cindy’s Recommendations for Adults:

  • Coffee Table Books:
    • Our America by Ken Burns
    • Inside Bridgerton by Shonda Rhymes and Betsy Beers
    • The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan
    • Dinner in One by Melissa Clark
    • Number One is Walking by Steve Martin
  • History/Memoir:
    • Inciting Joy and The Book of Delights, both by Ross Gay 
    • And There Was Light by Jon Meacham
    • The Revolutionary by Stacey Schiff
    • Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry
  • Fiction:
    • Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
    • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
    • The Passenger and Stella Maris by Cormac McCarthy
    • The Amgash quartet by Elizabeth Strout (My Name is Lucy Barton, Anything is Possible, Oh William! and Lucy by the Sea)
    • The Beartown trilogy by Fredrik Backman (Beartown, Us Against You, The Winners)'
    • The Thursday Murder Club series by Richard Osman (The Thursday Murder Club, The Man who Died Twice and The Bullet that Missed)
    • Also mentioned: A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny

Sunnie’s Recommendations for Young People:

  • Board books:
    • Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton
    • Happy All-idays by Cindy Jin & Rob Sayegh
  • Picture book: All That is You by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  • Graphic novel: Lumberjackula by Mat Heagerty
  • Non-fiction:
    • Good night stories for Rebel Girls
    • An illustrated collection of Nordic Animal Tales by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin
    • 5,000 Awesome Facts about Animals by National Geographic
  • Middle Grade: The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander
  • Teen/Young Adult:
    • The Getaway by Lamar Giles
    • That’s Debatable by Jen Doll

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