Book giving

Not sure what gifts to give this holiday season? We've got you covered. This week and next, be on the lookout for book recommendations for every type of reader.

Yesterday, we shared some of the best new fiction books for adult readers, and today we have a few more to suggest.

For your fiction reader who:


Loves an engrossing, heart wrenching story of survival-

12.13 The Great AloneTHE GREAT ALONE
By Kristin Hannah 

At the age of 13, Lenora’s unconventional parents move the family to an isolated homestead in Alaska. They are ill prepared to weather the long, cold winter but are able to lean on their new community and their own endurance to build a new life for themselves.


Needs a new version of a classic fairy tell-

12.13 Spinning SilverSPINNING SILVER
By Naomi Novik 

This is a fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairtale. Miryem, the daughter of a moneylender attracts the attention of the cold creatures who haunt the wood. Quickly she learns that words have power, and the fate of a kingdom lies in her golden touch.


Enjoys a story that can change your perspective-

12.14 UnshelteredUNSHELTERED
By Barbara Kingsolver 

How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, and still end up destitute? This question is asked as the novel shifts between two stories tied together by a piece of land and the need for a roof to shelter from the storms. 


Loves a heartwarming stories of the fragility and wonder of life-

12.14 Virgil WanderVIRGIL WANDER
by Leif Enger 

This is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.


Misses THE HIGHLANDER and loves the thought of living forever-

12.14 How to Stop TimeHOW TO STOP TIME
By Matt Haig 

Tom may look like an average 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. What does a man who can live forever learn in life?  To carefully guard his identity and his heart. This is a wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself and the inevitability of change.


Needs a little proper romance-

12.14 Promises and PrimrosesPROMISES & PRIMROSES
By Josi S. Kilpack 

When Elliott undertakes a ‘marriage campaign’ to see his wayward nieces and nephews securely married, he has no idea it will lead to a reunion with his own lost love.


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