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A book lover’s holiday gift guide!

Looking for the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? We’ve got you covered for all types, from fantasy fans to romance readers! Scroll down to find the perfect read for the book lover in your life.


Step back in time with these perfect historical fiction reads! From the tumultuous 1950’s post-war Spain from New York Times bestselling Ruta Sepetys, to the concluding novel of the Logan Family saga by award-winning author Mildred D. Taylor, and the critically-acclaimed epic love story spanning two world wars and a fierce trial between the Greek Gods, these books will take you on an adventure through history. Click here for more details on the historical fiction novels



Does your reader love fantasy? Dive into the thrilling world of the Graceling Realm from bestselling author Kristin Cashore, the epic, highly-anticipated conclusion to Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes Quartet, the mystical forest in Marie Lu’s first work of historical fantasy, or the thrilling adventures of Melissa de la Cruz’s The Queen’s Assassin! Click here for more details on our Fantasy Fan picks!


Whether you want to swoon over the magic of Wicked Fox, fake it till you make it in David Yoon’s newest romcom, giggle over the sweet romance of The Best Laid Plans, or get swept away by Amir’s adventure in How It All Blew up, we’ve got a read for every romance fan! Click here for more details on our Romance picks!



Perfect for fans of critically-acclaimed literature, we recommend the heartwarming romance of Adib Khorram’s highly-anticipated follow-up to Darius the Great Is Not Okay, John Green’s award-winning Turtles All the Way Down, Watch Over Me from Printz Award-winning author Nina LaCour, and finalist for the National Book Award, Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh. Click here for more details on our Critical Acclaim picks!


Need a perfect escape? We’ve chosen a few books that are absolutely out of this world. From the riveting, royal world of The Kinder Poison, to the magic of A Phoenix First Must Burn, to the winding time loops of The Conference of the Birds, and the jaw-dropping battles of Rebel Sisters, these books are sure to take you away. Click here for more details on our Out of This World picks!


Calling all reading sleuths! Whether you wish to solve the puzzling murder of They Wish They Were Us, join the creatures of the night in stalking the streets of New Orleans in The Beautiful and The Damned, or unravel the chilling mystery in The Companion, we’ve got you covered! Click here for more details on our Mystery picks!


Looking for something gorgeous to add to your shelf? From the deluxe edition of a classic YA read, the new collector’s edition of a swoony love story set in Paris, a fun Cinderella retelling with a side of Quidditch (yes, you read that right!) for the fairytale lover in you, or a powerful series of small books with big ideas from today’s youth activists, we’ve got some great recommendations! Click here for more details on our Gift Giver picks!

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