One of the best gifts you can give someone is an amazing book this holiday season. And luckily for you, we have 8 book recommendations from authors that will make the perfect gift. Keep reading to find out what they are!
Gift giving is never easy which is why we are always open to advice. These authors share some of their favorite books that will make the perfect gift for your book loving friend!
Book Recommendations From Authors
- A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
- Niki: The Story of a Dog, by Tibor Déry, translated from Hungarian by Edward Hyams
- Money by Martin Amis
- Death Valley by Melissa Broder
- The Forbidden Territory of a Terrifying Woman by Molly Lynch
- Mad Ducks and Bears: Football Revisited by George Plimpton
- Reading the Forested Landscape by Tom Wessels
- Surreal Spaces: The Life and Art of Leonora Carrington by Joanna Moorhead
A Fine Balance
Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance is the kind of book that stops time. You enter another world, live a full life span, and return to find that it’s only Tuesday!”—Abraham Verghese, author of The Covenant of Water
“Melissa Broder, a genius and a sorceress, has once again written the very best book, this one about tragedy and grief and whether or not to take the road less traveled, but also the struggle to write a good novel. It’s spiritual without being full of woo-woo and also extremely funny and you should read it!!”—Samantha Irby, author of Quietly Hostile
Reading the Forested Landscape
“Most people wouldn’t think of a book on natural history as a ghost story, but in many ways Tom Wessels’s Reading the Forested Landscape is exactly that, showing us how the forests of the past continue to haunt the forests of the present.”—Daniel Mason, author of North Woods
Surreal Spaces: The Life and Art of Leonora Carrington
“Leonora Carrington, who features in my book among the women Surrealists, had a rich, art-filled—and at times, tumultuous—life. In her teens, she ran away from upper-class England to 1930s avant-garde Paris before escaping the war and, via New York, settled in Mexico City, where she remained for the rest of her life. This new biography is penned by Carrington’s long lost cousin, who only got to know the artist in the final years of her life. An exhilarating story.”—Katy Hessel, author of The Story of Art Without Men
After reading these authors’ book recommendations, hopefully you are able to find the right book to give as a gift. Or you can choose a blind book to give that comes wrapped already. Happy holidays and happy reading!