For Readers – Lists & Gifts

If you have READERS on your gift-giving list this holiday season, what better to give them than Books! Here are some handy lists of books that I hope will be of interest to every Reader on your list. There are also links that list novelty gifts for Readers, just in case you’re not sure whether the recipient has already read everything on the other lists.

And, don’t forget, there are always gift certificates available for those finicky Readers who prefer to choose their own books (and gift certificates are an especially good suggestion if that Reader has an eReader!). Library cards and memberships also make great gifts for Readers. (Again, a good idea if the recipient has an eReader and their local library lends eBooks!)

Suggested Reading Lists

WLT’s 75 Notable Translations 2013
PW’s Best Books 2013
From BOOKRIOT: The Seven Funniest Novels of 2013
ShortLitCrit’s Favourite Short Story Collections of 2013
From Quill & Quire: Books of the year 2013: Review editor Steven W. Beattie makes his picks
From The New Yorker: The Best Books of 2013, Part 1 and The Best Books of 2013, Part 2
For those who like short reads … The little book: A nod to the Internet’s ‘too long; didn’t read’ syndrome
(And don’t forget, eBooks published by IslandShorts are available!)
Booksellers’ Picks for Little Kids 2013
From Qwiklit: 20 Works of Historical Fiction You Should Read Right Now
From MYSTERIES in PARADISE: Give Crime Fiction for Christmas in 2013, Part One and Give Crime Fiction for Christmas, Part Two

And, since she won the Nobel Prize for Literature this year, ANYTHING by Alice Munro!
Munro’s daughter accepts Nobel Prize on her behalf

Suggest that they subscribe to my new blog, Reading Recommendations, to discover new authors and their books throughout the year!

Novelty Gifts for Readers

From HuffPost Books: 13 Perfect Gifts For Book Lovers
12 Affordable Gifts for Readers
Gone Reading, Gifts for Readers
The Literary Gift Company

And perhaps the best gift of all might be to make a donation in the Reader’s name to a charitable group that encourages reading …


(If you have a Writer on your list …)