I always believe that whoever you’re buying presents for at Christmas, at least one should receive a book of some sort.
When it comes to children, books are a big thing for them. Whether it’s part of a series or something they have just seen the film of, there will be something they’ll enjoy. For everyone else, well, everybody has a hobby and there will definitely be a book somewhere that’s just perfect for them!
I’m usually pretty patient when waiting for the paperbacks to come out, which happens to be around 6 months after a hardback. With this though, I am so tempted to get the hardback. If you’re a fan of Jane Austen you’ll be thinking “hmmm Pemberley, this sounds familiar”. YES IT DOES because this is Darcy and Elizabeth a few years into their marriage. Let’s call it the sequel to Pride and Prejudice, cause well it is! P D James is a crime writer so expect some unusual twists and turns in the story.
A stunning cover for a stunning debut novel. Anyone who loves to get lost in a fantasy world should read this and will most likely fall in love with it.
Sherlock Holmes is back! Anthony Horowitz is known for his detective children’s fiction. He is also a screenwriter who adapted Agatha Christie’s Poirot for television. Here he has created a Sherlock Holmes mystery for the modern reader whilst still staying true to the original Conan Doyle books. A must read for any Sherlock fans.
I’ve heard only good things about this. It is the story of a man coming to terms with his mutable past. In other words, our memories of what happened aren’t always intact and to move on with your life you have to put the pieces together to understand.
J.R.R Tolkien. What can I say? I get a warm fuzzy feeling when I think of anything related to Middle Earth, The Hobbit being one of these things. The highly anticipated film will be out next year so I suggest that everyone get a copy of the book. Whether it be your first time of reading or your tenth, it is necessary. This pocket edition is great for people on the go or people who like to fill their bag with crap so never have room for a book. You have no excuse.
I think many of us forget the importance of family. We all experience ordinary and extraordinary things in our everyday lives. When God Was A Rabbit is a story of the ups and downs of a flawed family and the importance of sticking together. Blood is thicker than water.
There’s some seriously gorgeous Barnes & Noble hardback classics going around at the moment. Here’s a few…
If you know any kids that don’t have a copy of any book by the Brothers Grimm that’s just crazy. Ever been asked to tell a story off the top of your head and you’ve staggered your way through Hansel and Gretel or Little Red Riding Hood? Let’s just leave it to the professionals yeh?
True Crime, Film and Music are my fall back topics that never fail at Christmas. I actually seriously love true crime books so if anyone is thinking “I like Nicola, I don’t usually buy her a present but I will this year” feel free to have a browse at True Crime.
This is purely for anyone who is from Manchester or is interested in Manchester gangs. Jimmy the weed was a gangster from the 1960s onwards, so it’s perfect for any dads or grandads that might be able to say “No way! I used to go there on Friday nights”… You get the picture.
I actually own this book. It would be weird to say I love it, so I’ll say instead that it fascinates me, because it does! I am a huge fan of the 1001 albums/songs/films books. Why not throw in a crime book while you’re at it?
I actually think my blog is the one place I’ve not said something about Boardwalk Empire. I’m obsessed with it. Definitely the series of the year.
This book is the true story that inspired the tv programme so if you’re a fan of it, GET READING!
And before I get totally out of control I’m going to stop here. Otherwise your brains will explode.