If you know people with children and stuck on what to get them then, books are always the best answer! I've picked some books that would be perfect for the whole family. Books you can read together. Some of these books I haven't actually read but, they just look perfect for Christmas and for the whole family.
What books are you getting your loved ones this year?
This beautiful edition of How The Grinch Stole Christmas is perfect for Christmas. It comes in a special edition slipcase for the 60th anniversary and I just can't wait to pick this up. The Grinch is one of my favourite characters and I need this special edition and it is a great gift for everyone.
Jacqueline Wilson is one of my all time favourite authors. I have been reading her books since I was a child and I was so excited to see that she was bringing out Hetty Feather's Christmas! For all the Jacqueline Wilson fans out there and a great book to read with your younger ones and get them into Jacqueline Wilson as she is a fantastic author!
Harry Potter is everyones favourite and, if you've seen Fantastic Beasts and loved it this illustrated edition would be perfect! I can't wait to pick this up and add it to my collection. The illustrations look amazing and just a beautiful thing to go through with your family.
Loads of my friends adore this book and I am excited to pick it up and read it with my niece and nephew. It just looks really fun and cute and something really great to read on Christmas Eve!
A book full of ten stories by the great late Terry Pratchett. Another wonderful author to read to your children or to get for your friends and family who have never read any of his books. This is the top of my buy list as I know some people (and me) who would love it and you can get really nice HB edition of this book as well!
Do you have someone in your life who loves Sci-Fi & Fantasy books but you have no idea what book to get them? Well, I have made a list of books I think every book lover would love from these genres. I've mainly picked books that came out this year as it would be less of a chance that person would have it.
Rune, whose voice has been compared to that of an angel, has a mysterious affliction linked to her talent that leaves her sick and drained at the end of every performance. Convinced creative direction will cure her, her mother ships her off to a French boarding school for the arts, rumored to have a haunted past. Shortly after arriving at RoseBlood conservatory, Rune starts to believe something otherworldly is indeed afoot. The mystery boy she's seen frequenting the graveyard beside the opera house doesn't have any classes at the school, and vanishes almost as quickly as he appears. When Rune begins to develop a secret friendship with the elusive Thorn, who dresses in clothing straight out of the 19th century, she realizes that in his presence she feels cured. Thorn may be falling for Rune, but the phantom haunting RoseBlood wants her for a very specific and dangerous purpose. As their love continues to grow, Thorn is faced with an impossible choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or save her and face the wrath of the phantom, the only father he's ever known.
If you enjoy The Phantom Of The Opera you will enjoy this. OH THE FEELS IT WILL GIVE YOU.
When a monstrous beast attacks in Eurona, desperate measures must be taken. The king sends a proclamation to the best and bravest hunters: whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter Princess Aerity as a reward. The princess recognizes her duty but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger?she was meant to marry for love?until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. And while there's no denying the fiery chemistry between them, Princess Aerity feels that Paxton's mysteriousness is foreboding, maybe even dangerous.
Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He is determined to keep his focus on the task at hand?ridding the kingdom of the beast?but the princess continues to surprise him, and the secrets he's buried begin to surface against his wishes.
A story that will keep you gripped from the beginning.
'Frost-demons have no interest in mortal girls wed to mortal men. In the stories, they only come for the wild maiden.'
In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, an elderly servant tells stories of sorcery, folklore and the Winter King to the children of the family, tales of old magic frowned upon by the church.
But for the young, wild Vasya these are far more than just stories. She alone can see the house spirits that guard her home, and sense the growing forces of dark magic in the woods...
Sequel out next year! Book I read at the start of the year and fell in love with. Beautifully written and haunting. I can't recommend this one enough.
Enter a world where fire and ice are mortal enemies...Ruby is a Fireblood. In a land ruled by frost, her very existence is a crime. She's spent her whole life in hiding. Until the day Frostblood soldiers raid her village and kill her mother. The day she swears to avenge her people.She must travel deep into the heart of the enemy, to the court of the Frost King, with only the mysterious warrior Arcus - a Frostblood rebel - by her side. But with alliances between flame and ice strictly forbidden, is Arcus friend or foe?Ruby will only have one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who took everything from her. But she has no idea just how hot her fire will burn...
A bloody fantastic book. It is one of the best fantasy books I've read and the sequel is just as good. I recommend buying both to gift as whoever you're buying for will need the sequel after reading the first one.
(Fireblood, the sequel is out now!)
The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride?
All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They've enraptured her mind, her spirit, and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family's inn, Liesl can't help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.
But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds?and the mysterious man who rules it?she soon faces an impossible decision. And with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.
I fell in love with this book at the start of the year. The sequel is out next year and if you enjoyed Labyrinth you will love this.
The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place?she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort?a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.
Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and track down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she's within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she's appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love?a love that will force her to question everything she's ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.
I'm so ready for the second one. Beautifully written and I can't recommend this wonderful, kick ass fantasy enough.
Ever had a bad day? Try having one on the moon...
WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon.
Population 2,000. Mostly tourists.
Jazz Bashara is a criminal. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it's not enough.
So when she's offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it's a lot more dangerous...
If you enjoyed The Martian you are going to love Artemis. One of the best books I've read this year.
Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects - Lyra, aka number 24, and the boy known only as 72 - manage to escape.Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember. A lonely teen, her life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family's past and discovers her father's mysterious connection to the secretive Haven Institute. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two replicas and a completely new set of questions.While the stories of Lyra and Gemma mirror each other, each contains breathtaking revelations critically important to the other story. REPLICA is an ambitious, thought-provoking masterwork.
RINGER-the second book is out now! I recommend you buy them both and binge them as this dueology is amazing.
I can already hear people saying, 'no! It's too early for this!'
Well, it's not. I finished Christmas shopping in October as last year I left it too late and was panicking by mid December.
Do you have some people in your life that love books? That you're having trouble with getting them something? Well, here is my list of bookish things every book lover would love. It ranges from Candles to pillows to book subscription boxes!
1. Book Subscription Boxes
These are high on my list to get book lovers. A box filled with geeky/bookish items and a surprise book that would have only came out that month and even sometimes, they're not even out yet. Some of my favourite subscription boxes include; Fairyloot, Illumicrate, Owlcrate and Rainbow Book Box-this one doesn't come out till January but, it's still a nice present for someone! Also-check out Cratejoy for other bookish boxes and other ones.
I adore bookish candles! They are some of my favourites. These shops have a range of different books, characters etc. Always keep on eye out on social media as well for discounts and promos. If you know your book lovers favourite book or character I can guarantee you will find an amazing candle for them. Meraki Candles, Two Candle Thieves and Flickerink have a great range of candles and I can't recommend them enough!