Books to Buy or Ask For This Christmas

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Give books for Christmas!

This post is a little late, considering there’s only two weeks now till Christmas, but it’s not so time-consuming to pick out a book or four (and what’s easier to wrap than books?), and you should still be able to order online in time for Christmas at some places (many publishers, like Anansi, are selling directly, and offering nice discounts!)…or ask for these fantastic books on your wish list. Alternatively, you can ask for a gift certificate to spend at your local bookstore (preferably independent! My sister did this last year. She lives in Barrie but she called the store where I work and ordered a gift certificate for me, which they sent her in the mail, totally without my knowledge. I had had no inkling whatsoever. Awesome. Guess how long it took me to spend it)!

Okay. This post was a lot of work! Which is too bad, because since I’ve run out of steam, I’m not going to include other bookish gifts, like bookish jewellery, or cards, or other fun stuff that I often include in my LitBit posts. I grew very overwhelmed, too, while writing it: there are so many great books not listed here! so many I wish I could share with you, and even more types of literature, like plays for instance, I haven’t covered. Non-fiction is a huge category with countless subcategories, like bios, and travel, and books on how to write, etc.
This is why I’m a bookseller right now, but also why I want to broaden my horizon and find a job at which I can help publicize more books to a wider group of people. Anyway, if you have any books you think would make fantastic gifts, share them in the comments. If you need more suggestions, check out the annual edition of the Advent Book Blog, where there are several recommendations each day, submitted by enthusiastic book lovers. And don’t be shy; what books are on your list this holiday season?