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!

 

Fiction

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - P D James Death Comes To Pemberley

 

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.

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - Night Circus Erin Morgenstern

 

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.

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - House of Silk Anthony Horowitz

 

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.

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending

 

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.

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - The Hobbit J R R Tolkien

 

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.

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - When God Was A Rabbit Sarah Winman

 

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.

 

Classics

 

There’s some seriously gorgeous Barnes & Noble hardback classics going around at the moment. Here’s a few…

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - Barnes and Noble Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - Barnes and Noble The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - Barnes and Noble Jane Austen Seven Novels

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - Barnes and Noble The Story of King Arthur and His Knights Howard Pyle

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - Barnes and Noble The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - Barnes and Noble Peter Pan J M Barrie

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - Barnes and Noble The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - Barnes and Noble The Complete Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

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?

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers -The Tales of the Brothers Grimm

 

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.

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - Jimmy the weed Jim Donnelly

 

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.

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - 501 Most Notorious Crimes

 

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.

 

Gypsy Dreams: Christmas Gift Guide | Book Lovers - Boardwalk Empire Nelson Johnson

 

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.