I used to work at a book store (in a chain now deceased in a mall now greatly changed) and our busiest day was never the infamous “Black Friday.” Our busiest days came closer to Christmas. People bought the hot items first and then turned to books to round out their gift-giving.
To help you with some gift ideas, the staff of the Library put together this list of titles you might want to consider. Some are currently “hot”, others are just good gift ideas to consider.
A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans – a new holiday book about family, fate, and forgiveness. True Sisters by Sandra Dallas – Based on a true story, four women travel from Iowa to Salt Lake City in 1856.
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani – a love story that flows across continents.
The “Flavia de Luce” mysteries by Alan Bradley (starting with Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie) – a precocious 11-year-old solves crimes.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – a thriller involving a wife’s disappearance.
Defending Jacob by William Landay – an assistant district attorney’s son is charged with murder.
Grace: The Visual Edition by Philip Yancey – a visual illustration of the exploration of the meaning of grace.
My Nest isn’t Empty, It Just has more Closets by Lisa Scottoline – another collection of witty stories from the noted crime novelist.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand – a true story of ocean survival.
Stork by Wendy Delsol (an Iowa author) – a transplanted teen deals with a newly discovered magical ability.
The Diviners by Libba Bray – relocated to 1926 New York, a teen helps solve a series of occult murders.
Press Here by Herve Tullet – press the yellow dot on the cover and embark on a magical journey.
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan Shea – an intriguing book about growth.
Sky Color by Peter Reynolds – a reminder about finding creative inspiration.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney – Greg Heffley deals with love.
Whatever you purchase or whatever you read, I hope you enjoy your holidays!