Okay, kicking off Blogmas in a pretty stereotypical way- but how else are we supposed to get into the giving mood than with lists of what to give? This post will be specifically about what books you should gift people who aren’t big on reading, later in the month we will be posting about books you should gift readers, but for now lets kick off blogas in the best way possible, talking about books…
1. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling (Obviously) – This book may as well be considered a classic, and for those who haven’t read it, regardless of age, should be given the chance to.
2. Yes Please by Amy Poehler – Everybody can enjoy a good comedy, and one from Amy Poehler would be by someone they would recognize, and if that is not reason enough for people to pick the book up and read it, then you should print off the goodreads reviews and stick it in the book to force them to. Even if they don’t read it, they can always put it on their bookshelf and when people come to their house they will think that they have a wicked sense of humour.
3. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini – This book was not only amazing, it also has an awesomely hilarious movie to accompany it. The book is inspiring, insightful, and intriguing (that was a lot of i’s), not reason enough for them to read it, tell them they can’t watch the movie (starring the host of Between Two Ferns) until they read the book.
4. Any Charles Dickens Novel – Practically the inventor of the Industrial Novel, and with amazing work, people are bound to have heard of his work. Convincing them to read things that may be considered a ‘classic’ may be difficult, but if they are stubborn just call them Ebenezer Scrooge and I’m sure they will be persuaded to dive into the novel.
5. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – Historical Fiction may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but the storyline is amazing, the plot terrific, and everybody is raving about this book. Gifting this may just make them think that they are a history buff and a bibliophile all in one.
Hope you all have a great time gift-giving this year, and helping to spread the importance of reading and literature in all your loved ones lives. Any other suggestions to gift people who aren’t big on reading please leave them in the comments below to help all the other people who are at a loss for ideas of what to give people for Christmas!
Happy First of December…