Books, of course!
The Penguin Group came out with this great list of what books their authors hope to give and get this year. So, I thought I would follow suit and list a bunch of books I’m planning on giving and some I hope to get (hint, hint, husband).
Be Glad Your Nose is On Your Face by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Brandon Dorman
One of the most fun poetry books ever, with fantastic illustrations.
*For teenage boys:
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Great premise, fun fast read that will rope just about everyone in right away.
*For teenage girls:
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson. I read this book last year and still can’t get it out of my mind.
My own dad loves Bill Bryson’s books, but I think he has all of them. Hmmm. I’ll come back later if I think of a good one…
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Actually, this book would work for just about everyone. Fun, clever, clean, and meaningful.
These is My Words by Nancy Turner. A book to cry and swoon together over.
*For good friends:
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. The best story of friendship and marriage ever.
Books I would love for myself/my family: Fablehaven, Book 3 by Brandon Mull (we have all the rest but somehow forgot to buy this one), Noah’s Compass by Anne Tyler, my own copy of anything by Marilynne Robinson, any of the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (heard great things about it but haven’t read it yet).
Any books you hope to give or get this year? Please share them in the comments so I can add to my own list!