Books That Will Make Wonderful Christmas Gifts – 2011

I have come across a couple of book gems this year that will make wonderful Christmas gifts.

First up, for the literature lovers in your life, male and female, I recommend Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. My gushing review of this novel says it all really… it is the best book I have read this year.

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

A beautiful little novella that truly looks and feels like a gift, The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman, while still arty has a considerably broader audience. At less than 80 pages it is a very accessible and entertaining read – it even has illustrations. It is quirky and exudes wonderful sentiment perfectly suited for this reflective time of year. Read my review.

The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman

And if you are looking for a book for those non-bookworms in your life, I recommend Little Princes, One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan. Written in a very engaging and candid manner, Little Princes is a story that will raise spirits. It reminds us of the innate capacity for joy and strength of children and what enormous good can be spawned from one genuinely charitable act by a single person. Read my review.

An added bonus is that  by purchasing a copy of Little Princes you will be yourself contributing to the great work of the charity Next Generation Nepal.

Little Princes by Conor Grennan

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What books do you think will make perfect Christmas gifts this year?

Kim @ Reading Matters has published a great list of bookish Christmas gift suggestions also.