Gift Guide: Ideas for the Bookworm on Your List!


Despite its controversial retail status, I won’t lie, Amazon is my go-to book shopping place. It’s so easy, and even more tempting is that 2-day delivery.

Though I don’t need a “sale” or holiday season as an excuse, I usually use it as one to add more books to my bookshelf. Being at home, sitting at my computer on Black Friday (in combination with Cyber Monday) is my kind of Black Friday shopping. It’s also as close as I get to the madness.

In other words, it’s safe to same I’m a bit of an Amazon junkie.

Today, now that the Thanksgiving meal has been enjoyed, and perhaps a Christmas film watched, the rush to Black Friday is on. Given the “official” start to shopping season is on, I’m sharing “part 2” of my “Gift Guide” set. Today’s focus? Books and other bookworm things!

Let’s take a look, and talk all the bookish things.

Gift Guide, Part 2: Ideas for the Bookworm on Your List!

1: Books and Seasonal Reads

Since Amazon doesn’t really go “all out” for book deals (maybe because they’re prices are already discounted?), today I’ll just share a few recent favorites sorted by genre – and a few I really want to add to my cart.

Adult Fiction | Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof; Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows (in combination, an idea would be a Netflix gift card since Netflix recently adapted ‘Guernsey’); Falling for You  by Becky Wade; Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh. Wish list fiction: Called to Protect by Lynette Eason (contemporary suspense); A Sparkle of Silver by Liz Johnson (contemporary romance).

Seasonal | If you have someone on your list who enjoys Christmas romances and Hallmark Channel films, they might like any of the following. The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon (a Nutcracker re-telling I’m really excited about); One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw (small town contemporary romance about a film director, and a leading man); Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider (a contemporary YA with rom-com elements); Enchanted: A Christmas Collection by Melissa Tagg (a trio of sweet novella stories about a trio of siblings); Snow In Love (a novella collection co-written by Kasie West that sounds super cute); and so many more!

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YA Fiction | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (with this, a Netflix gift card would make a fun combo since Netflix adapted this); The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Kirby; Wildcard by Marie Lu; P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (really anything by Kasie is a win in my book); plus lots of other great titles. Wish list fiction: Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes; Renegades (book 1) or Archenemies (book 2) by Marissa Meyer.

2: Gift Cards

Gift Guide, Part 2

Despite the fact that I seem to be in the minority, I am 100% a fan of being gifted a gift card. To me, it’s an ideal gift because no one knows what I like (specifically) in fiction nor do they know what I own (sometimes even I don’t!). To me, a B&N gift card says “I’m thinking of you” rather than an I-didn’t-try-gift. But I realize, everyone is different.

3: Literary Purist

Gift Guide, Part 2

If you have a literary aficionado on your list, Etsy is full of beautiful options. One of which is this pretty art print set of Jane Austen (Set of 4) prints. If they like to be cozy when reading, this gorgeous “slouchy” sweater might be just the thing. It’s stylish, plus they can share their love of Elizabeth Bennet’s fierce quotes! There’s also this literary “tea collection”  inspired by Jane Austen (perfect for the tea lover on the list).There’s also this adorable little bookmark set. Don’t they make you smile?

Call me biased, but there’s also these Jane Austen inspired (and cute!) earrings and necklace, both of which were designed by my mom.

4: Silver Screen

Perhaps the person on your list likes stories on the silver screen as well. If so, an idea is to gift them a novel and the film adaptation. Here are a few nostalgic favorites of mine as well as some newbies.

Anne of Green Gables (book, DVD); Austenland (book, DVD); Brooklyn (book, DVD); The Choice (book, DVD); Crazy Rich Asians (book, DVD); Everything, Everything (book, DVD); Far from the Madding Crowd (book, DVD); The Inheritance (book, DVD); Jane Eyre (2011) (book, DVD); Pride and Prejudice (2005) (book, DVD); When Calls the Heart (book, DVD); and so many more!

Gift Guide, Part 2

Do you have a list for friends and family? Do you seek out the best bargains? Which do you prefer: to cyber shop or do you head out and about? Tell me about the books on your wish list. Hope you enjoy this mini “Gift Guide, part 2”! Comment down below with your favorite gift-buying ideas and tips.

About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.


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