Once again, it's that time of year where we have to brave the malls, searching for the perfect gift for that special (or not so special) someone. We all know how difficult it can be to shop for a genre book lover. Don't bother buying the latest or most popular book--we already have it. You could try for a gift card, but how unoriginal.
It's hard. I know. Well, my friends and family know. Anyways, I'm here to help. I've taken it upon myself to help you find the perfect gift for the reader in your life.
1. For the book lover who knows a good party when she sees one*
*Or rather, she knows a good party when she reads about one.
2. For that one friend who complains about people borrowing her books
No one will ever forget which one she loaned them again.
3. For the book lover who always has three books in her purse
I know it's a hard transition. But it's one some people just need to make. And for when you just can't convince her to upgrade:
4. For the reader who has run out of space on their bookshelf
Personally, I've got my law school textbooks on these, which makes them the most expensive bookshelves in the world.
5. For the reader obsessed with "old book smell"
Choose among Jane Austen, Mark Twain, and Oscar Wilde.
6. For the Harry Potter fan
By which I mean, every person.
7. For the coffee drinking book lover
Or this masterpiece:
I can assure you, I'd be happy with either one.
8. For the reader transitioning to writer
Obviously, you can personalize it.
9. For the book lover looking for a classy art print
Because non-specific book prints are actually pretty hard to find. Trust me on this one.
10. For the book lover with some style
Might I suggest putting a picture of their favorite character in it? Ralston anyone?
Didn't see anything you like? For more gift ideas, check our post on gifts for the person who loves mysteries and true crime.
Gift guide created by Rachel Lyn Paxton. You can find her talking about books on Twitter @rachpax.
Common Novel is a celebration of genre reading. It’s a celebration of the tattered paperback, of the third-time-through, and of the book that’s currently living in your purse. It’s a celebration of the genres themselves: romance, young adult, new adult, horror, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy.