In my last post (other than devotionals), I invited you to shop at Lil Country Store. The store has many one-of-a-kind gifts that your loved ones will appreciate. I’m doing all my shopping for adults in the store this year. Although we’re trying to find unusual toys, we don’t have much for kids this year.
Another great option for Christmas giving is books. There’s nothing I enjoy more than reading, and even though I keep my Kindle full of books, I can never have too many. If you have someone in your life who is an avid reader, you couldn’t give them a better gifts than a book or a gift certificate for a book store.
There are many great book available in print and digital formats in every genre imaginable. Here are some suggestions from among my own and client books. Of course, choosing books is very subjective—you (or your gift recipients) may have completely different tastes than I do. However, if you enjoy reading my blog, you will likely enjoy the books I write, edit, and read. Be sure to check out more favorite books on my books page. You’ll find historical fiction, children’s books, writing help, inspiration, and how-to advice on several different subjects.
If you’re looking for a gift for a reader, I hope you’ll consider one of these books:
- Jack Stories: Favorite Memories of Jack Jordan Ammann Jr is the book of my heart because it’s about the love of my life. Although I compiled this primarily for friends and family, people who enjoy humor and uplifting stories will enjoy this book even if they didn’t know Jack.
- Dream or Destiny is for readers who prefer romance and/or mystery without a lot of graphic sex and violence.
- Help! What Do I Do Now? Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s by Nancy Nicholson (LBSW with personal and professional experience with Alzheimer’s) is filled with practical tips and advice for caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Although it is especially helpful for beginning caregivers, all will find encouragement and valuable information.
- God, I’ve Got a Problem by Ben Ferguson gives Biblical answers to life’s questions in a comfortable, conversational style.
- Base Jumping: The Vagabond Life of a Military Brat by William Willis will resonate with military brats and those who grew up in the simpler days of the author’s youth.
You can also read reviews of every book I’ve read in the last couple of years on Goodreads. The books are broken down by category, so if you’re shopping for someone who likes romance or mystery or Christian living, you can find a list of the books in that category linked to my reviews. Usually my reviews are short–since I post them on Goodreads and Amazon where blurbs are already available, I don’t summarize the story. Instead I try to describe what I liked and what I didn’t like. Even if I don’t like a book, I usually try to say who I think might like it. Although there are a few genres I generally don’t read, you will find that I have eclectic tastes, and I read a variety of books.
Do you like to give or receive books? Do you have recommendations for books that make great Christmas gifts?