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Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer Reads

Monday, December 16th, 2013

A well-stocked stocking is perfect for the holidays, and if you are at a loss for a good read to include, then we have a few suggestions below for every type of reader in your life.

Stutz and Michels_The Tools The Tools by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. Need help finding your creative flow? The 5 tools presented in this bestselling book will help readers find courage, creativity, and willpower to live life in forward motion.

Kerman_Orange is the New Black_Netflix Tie InOrange is the New Black by Piper Kerman This bestselling memoir will satisfy many literary needs. In one great book you get: a memoir, humor, current issues, and a story that will stay with you long after you finish the final chapter.

Saunders_NBA finalist_Tenth The Tenth of December by George Saunders. For the short story lover in your family. George Saunders is the undisputed master of the short story. We are groupies for this literary rockstar, and you should be, too! If you are new to George, then we have 10 reasons why you should be reading him this holiday season!

Andersen_The Boleyn King The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen. We can’t get enough of this series! Historical fiction with a twist? A BIG twist, no less! Andersen dares to imagine what would have happened if Anne Boleyn gave Henry VIII a son who grew up to be king.

Collins_Aimless Love Aimless Love by Billy Collins. Give the gift of Billy this holiday season! Two-term Poet Laureate of the United States, Billy Collins, presents his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books.

Delaney_Rob Delaney Rob Delaney by Rob Delaney. Rob Delaney, the funniest man on Twitter, is a man of many talents and now author is added to that list! The comic lover in your life will love these hilarious and heartbreaking true stories about how Rob came to be the man he is today.

Give the Gift of Fiction This Year!

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Christmas RHRC post 1December is here and Christmas is less than three weeks away. (We are scrambling to get our holiday shopping done, too.) As you and your book club near your final gathering for 2013, we’d like to share some of our favorite books and literary pairings for readers of all kinds!

If you are giving the gift of Fannie Flagg this season then we recommend a photo album. This is a fitting and timeless gift to accompany this bestselling novel’s generation-spanning storyline.

A teapot is a central symbol in Tell the Wolves I’m Home, so pairing one with the book and some holiday teas will warm up any gift (Hint: We like chai and apple cinnamon this time of year!)

And finally, we recommend bundling The Wishing Thread, an enchanting debut novel, with yarn and a pair of knitting needles. A perfect read for book lovers and knitters alike!

What other literary-themed gift ideas do you have? Share with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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