It’s almost Christmas! And I’ve put together a list of books that would make great gifts – in case you’re like me and still haven’t finished all your Christmas shopping.
FOR MUSIC LOVERS:
Dave Grohl The Storyteller by Dave Grohl.
It’s a particularly good choice for any fans of Nirvana or the Foo Fighters, but also it’s just full of really neat stories that include TONS of famous musicians.
Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story by Bono.
U2 is undeniably world famous, and whether you like them or not, I think you have to at least acknowledge the impact they’ve had on music in general. This one by Bono is sure to be written in beautiful prose, and a solid choice for anyone you know who’s a deep thinker and a music lover.
Perfect Sound Whatever by James Acaster.
Ok, so this one is a bold choice. But I’m putting it on the list because a lot of music lovers are weird (it’s ok I am one, so I can say this) and this book is weird. Written by a comedian who coped with his depression by immersing himself in music, it is equal parts critique, comedy, and therapy. He makes the case that 2016 was the best year for music – and agree or disagree with him, but I promise you will discover bands you have never heard of before.
FOR MYSTERY LOVERS:
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
This is always going to be my recommendation for mystery lovers. It sucks you in and makes you feel like you are *this close* to solving the mystery, but I promise you aren’t. It’s entertaining, exciting, and infuriating all at once.
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
If you know someone who loves Knives Out, this is a great book for them. It’s been compared to that movie several times. This is the first in a series, so if you really love this person you could by them the complete set.
The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler
It’s a wholesome, adorable rom com set in a small town in Alaska. There is nothing not to love about this one. It is guaranteed to make you laugh. Quintessential feel good book!
Austenland by Shannon Hale
If you know someone who loves Pride and Prejudice, buy them this book. It’s a hilarious rom com where the main character is obsessed with Pride and Prejudice (and of course Mr. Darcy) and she ends up going on a trip to an immersive regency-era resort. It’s funny, it’s awkward, it’s heartwarming.
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Modern day rom com with a renaissance faire backdrop and a little bit of the enemies to lovers trope (I’d really call it more mildly annoying to lovers) but I love it either way. If you’ve ever been to a ren faire…you are really going to appreciate the pirate and wench costumes in this one.
Krystle Goodman is a crazy cat lady, who loves to drink exorbitant amounts of coffee, and read a shocking amount of books. She lives in Benton with her husband Josh, her son Roman, and their two cats Roxanne and Abby. When she isn’t reading, you’ll find her cooking, painting, or watching true crime shows. Watch for Krystle’s book reviews every other Friday. Send fanmail to: [email protected]
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