Book list For Adults
I am a book pusher. I get a lot of entertainment from reading and I want to share that with everyone. That’s why I almost exclusively give books as Christmas presents. Since most people only read about four books a year, I try to give only the most popular and recognizable books from the last few years. People get more excited if they have heard of a book than if they have not. Here is the list I will be using this year for my gift giving:
Circe by Madeline Miller – A Greek god child must choose between her immortal family and humans as she discovers her abilities as a witch.
Harry Potter by JK Rowling (Illustrated editions) – Beautifully illustrated versions of Harry Potter books 1-4. These books are a real treat for fans of the series.
Great Alone by Kristin Hannah – A young family tries living off the land in post-Vietnam Alaska. Full review coming soon!
Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – Sisters, living in Nazi occupied France, do their best to survive and help those close to them.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – A young girl comes of age in the marshes of 1960s North Carolina. One of the most coveted books of the year.
Woman in the Window by AJ Finn – A recluse sees something she shouldn’t have, but is she a reliable witness?
Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – A woman murders her husband, then becomes silent. Why did she do it?
Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas – Sherlock Holmes meets Pride and Prejudice. A lighter historical mystery.
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell – A missing daughter and a mother struggling to move on. Is her new love interest connected to her daughter’s disappearance?
Wanderers by Chuck Wendig – Sleepwalkers and a plague threaten to wipe out humanity, can artificial intelligence save us? For my full review click here.
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B Peterson – Tips from history, politics, religion and the natural world are presented to help you live your best life.
Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson – The mysterious theft of historic bird skins for the art of salmon fly tying. This is a fascinating book, click here for my full review.
Good Neighbor by Maxwell King – Biography of the beloved Fred Rogers.
Library Book by Susan Orlean – What caused the Los Angeles Library fire of 1986? And other library stories.
Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines – Classic recipes for gatherings, includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
Pioneers by David McCullough – The role of veterans in the settlement of Ohio, the narrative revolves around five individuals.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell – Questions of psychology and sociology dominate in this book about snap judgments.
Whiskey in a Teacup – Reese Witherspoon's southern lifestyle guide.
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero – An entertaining and slightly naughty take on traditional self-help guides.
Check back Thursday for the list of Popular Books to Give at Christmas for Kids.
What books are you giving or hoping to receive this year? Comment below: