So you have someone on your gift list who loves books, right? Yeah, we all do. But buying someone a book is a hard decision. I mean, unless you have a really good idea of what they like (and what they own), buying a book is a big risk.
Thankfully though, I can help you! As a book lover through and through, I’ve come across a few books that would make wonderful gifts for anyone who loves to read. I myself actually own all of these and love them every time I decide to flip through them (My Ideal Bookshelf is probably my favorite!).
So whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift, a stocking stuffer, or a birthday present, these five books make great gifts for lit lovers of all ages!
Sometimes the most memorable part of a book is the food within the story. In an effort to visualize the meals that bring some of our favorite stories to life, author Dinah Fried photographs several popular meals from literature. Flip through to see the madcap tea party from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the gruel from Oliver Twist, the chicken breakfast from To Kill a Mockingbird and much more. A wonderful coffee table book for readers who also love food.
Letters of Note
Enjoy some of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters. From Virginia Woolf’s heart-breaking suicide letter to Queen Elizabeth II’s recipe for drop scones, this collection, now in two volumes, is sure to be a well-loved gift!
My Ideal Bookshelf
Ever wonder what your favorite authors, celebrities, and musicians love to read? In My Ideal Bookshelf, editor Thessaly La Force gathers reading lists from some of today’s biggest names and puts the shelves together with the help of illustrator, Jane Mount, who creates a unique shelf of books for each entry. Accompanying each illustration is a little essay from the contributor, explaining why these books make up their ideal book shelf.
Infographic Guide to Literature
For those readers who love pictures, The Infographic Guide to Literature is a lovely and colorful collection of infographics having to do with literature. This book includes visuals of the top books stole by consumers, track references of commonly used words, death counts and so much more! This is one book that bookworms of all kinds are sure to treasure and read for years to come!
Lost in Austen
A must-have for Jane Austen lovers, Lost in Austen is a choose-your-own adventure story set in the Austen universe. The great thing about this book is that you can end up an old withered hag one time or marrying Mr. Darcy another time! Filled with some of Austen’s most memorable characters, Lost in Austen is sure to delight!
Looking for a new book to read? Check in every Friday for a “Bee Happy” post, where I share reviews of books I’ve read or other book-themed lists.