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Holiday Buyers’ Guide: For Book Lovers

Holiday Buyers’ Guide: For Book Lovers

Know any friends and family that tear through books daily? Perhaps they carry two or three trade paperbacks with them everywhere they go, or maybe their E-reader is always out of juice. These are signals of a bibliophile, a person with a great love of collecting and reading books. Luckily for all of us, this makes buying gifts for them easy. You can throw books of any size their way and get enthusiastic curiosity—unless you buy books that suck.

That’s where the tricky part comes in. While I can’t help you with every genre of books, there are plenty of fantasy and sci-fi books out there that I can recommend. Your book-hoarding friend might have books stacked in small towers all throughout their home, perhaps they buy what they want; this guide tries to avoid those traps. I’ve tried to keep every book (or series of books) in the gallery below based on a few simple rules:

  • It was released in 2016 by a new author or is an author’s first book.
  • If the book wasn’t released in 2016 and it’s part of a series, the final installment must’ve come out this year.
  • These rules are going to be broken in one of the picks… just because.

Everything I’ve listed is a full gift set, be it a hardcover book or a complete fantasy/sci-fi series that has finished this year. If you want to be particularly cruel—get the first book of series and watch your friends squirm for years.

Any list is always a living list so toss your book suggestions into the comments below. Please link your books though so everyone can check them out! 

Featured Image Credit: Moyan Brenn/Flickr.com

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