Once a week, from now until Christmas, I’m going to be sharing my own shopping lists for family members or friends that I have on my list. I’ll be letting you know what they read, the challenges I face in choosing a book for them and some ideas I came up with. I’d love for you to also interject and recommend some that you think would fit as well! So check out my lists if you are also looking to find some books to give as Christmas gifts for the bookish people in your life.
Buying Books For
My 17 year old sister Paige
None really with her. She just really doesn’t like anything even remotely paranormal — she’s my contemporary girl! She does prefer the MCs to be older and for it to be a little more mature. Also, she LOVES reading and devours the books when she does read but it’s hard to get her to pick up a book so it has to be super compelling from the get-go or highly recommended.
Pick books based off books I know she’s already loved and ones that I loved since we have the same humor, same love for really heartfelt stories that make you cry and swoonworthy romances with slower builds (there are some exceptions). I’m going to pick a mix of books for every mood basically so I’ll have a better chance of getting her finding one that catches her attention no matter what kind of mood she’s in!
Books I’ve Recommended To Her & She’s Enjoyed
If I Stay by Gayle Forman (also Where She Went)
(my review of If I Stay & Where She Wentby Gayle Forman)
Because She LOVED Jessica Darling & has the same kind of sense of humor as me
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway ( I know she’s going to hate this cover but I’m going to beg her to ignore it)
(my review of Audrey, Wait)
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Because She Liked If I Stay….(emotional & heartfelt)
Because She Likes Swoony Romances With Substance Like In The Truth Of Forever (She likes more slow building of romance)
Other Go-To Contemps I Could See Her Enjoying
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eager
(my review of Raw Blue by Kirsty Eager)
So these are my prospective picks to buy for Christmas for my 17 year old sister who loves contemporary YA like I do! I hope this is useful for any of you looking for good book recommendations for family/friends this season…or for yourself :P. Let me know if you have any suggestions for me to look into as I try to shop for her and find the best choices that I know she’ll love.
Check out last week’s Christmas shopping list for my sister who is a Twilight fan!