Yes, it is time to buy Christmas gifts for those special people in your life.  I for one believe that you could do no better in choosing your gifts than if you get a book for your friends and loved ones.  There are so many options when it comes to books.  It is never difficult to find the right book for each person on your gift list.  I have made a list of books that I think would be ideal gifts for the people who may be on your shopping list…

Novels for Adults:

     The Litigators     the latest from bestselling author John Grisham    

     11/22/63 : A Novel       new, and getting great reviews, from Stephen King

     The Christmas Wedding   yet another new book from James Patterson (with Richard DiLallo)

     The Drop                           new from Michael Connelly, another “Harry Bosch” novel

     Zero Day                            David Baldacci’s latest bestseller

     Longing                              Karen Kingsbury’s newest Christian fiction title


     1,000 Places to See Before You Die (2nd Edition)       Completely Revised, 200 New Places!

     Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo                   Betty White just keeps entertaining us

     StandOut                                              The latest motivational book from Marcus Buckingham

     Gabby : A Story of Courage and Hope     The story from Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

For the cook in your life…

     Illustrated Step by Step Baking           A DK Illustrated Cookbook

     The Neelys’ Celebration Cookbook: Down Home Meals for Every Occasion   Pat & Gina Neely

     The Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia        Newly released Fall 2011


     How Great is Our God: Timeless Daily Readings on the Nature of God      new from NavPress

     The Lucado Inspirational Reader: Hope and Encouragement for Your Everyday Life

                       newly released devotional from bestselling Christian writer Max Lucado

     Daily Guideposts 2012         the classic daily devotional book

     Love Out Loud: 365 Devotions for Loving God, Loving Yourself, and Loving Others

                        new this fall from Joyce Meyer

Children and Teens

     If You Give a Dog a Donut                          Has gotten good reviews     Ages 3 and up

     Heaven is for Real for Kids: A Little Boys Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

                       Kid’s edition of the new classic

     Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever          Jeff Kinney’s latest is now available!

     The LEGO Ideas Book                   Unlock your imagination!  For ages 7 and up

     Guiness World Records 2012         Kids always love the latest Guiness World Records book

     TIME for Kids BIG Book of Why: 1001 Facts Kids Want to Know     The title says it all!

     Liar’s Moon                         New fromElizabeth C. Bunce   for ages 12 and up

     The Genius Wars                Catherine Jinks    for ages 12 and up

     Every You, Every Me          by David Levithan     looks like a good read for teen boys

For your Post Office Delivery Person, Yard Care Worker, Handyman, Neighbor, etc….

      Life’s Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live

      a Happy and Rewarding Life   by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.      This is not a new book, but is

      timeless and makes a great little gift for just about everyone!

Without a doubt, you can find the perfect book for the people in your life.  These are just a few suggestions.  Visit a local bookstore or shop the Internet, and you will find thousands and thousands of books…there are many to choose from for each special person.   Make it your goal this Christmas to put a book in the hands of each of your family members, friends, co-workers, etc.  There’s no better gift!



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