Updated: Oct 9, 2021
by Sara Voigt (@meaningfulmadness)
Do you have a bookworm in your life? Here are five books to gift your bookish friend or family member. Enjoy!
1. Annie Spence's Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A
Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life
Why it is on the list: A book that compiles a list of books? Yes, please. And
then a librarian writing love letters or break-up letters to said books. Um, no
brainer. This book is sure to resonate with the book lovers in your life.
2. Michiko Kakutani's Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread
Why it is on the list: Michiko Kakutani is a Pulitzer Prize-winning literary
critic, so there is that. And also, what book lover doesn't love a book of
essays telling him or her why he or she should read the book? Check out
this new release immediately.
Why it is on the list: This book highlights the ideal bookshelf of many
culturally significant people. It is fascinating. A book lover's dream. Bonus:
Use this as a model text in the classroom or for home school to have
students create their ideal bookshelf. Win/Win!
4. Matthew Sullivan's Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
Why it is on the list: Here is a book that contains multitudes. A mystery?
Check. A bookstore? Check. Long-buried secrets? Check. This intriguing
mystery begins with the untimely death of a bookstore regular and takes
the reader on a mysterious ride most bookworms will love.
5. Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer's The Guernsey Literary and Potato
Why it is on the list: This crowd pleaser is sure to be a hit with the book
lover in your life. Told in epistolary format, this story chronicles the letter
writing relationship between Julia, the protagonist, and a man she has
never met. Bonus: After reading the book, the book lover in your life can
check out the movie on Netflix!
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