The Best Books For Every Book Lover On Your Holiday List

The nights are getting longer, the temperature is getting colder, and the trees are getting barer. We all know what that means: gift-giving season is upon us. Get your loved ones something they’ll truly appreciate — an excuse to step away from the screen(s) and luxuriate in a brand new book. If you have any fellow book lovers on your gift-giving list, look no further. We’ve curated a list of the top books for all the bibliophiles you’re buying for. From the time-travelling history lover to the crime thriller junkie to the foodie, we’ve got something for everyone.

FOR THE MEMOIR LOVER: Unstoppable: My Life So Far by Maria Sharapova
In this new tell-all autobiography, tennis superstar Maria Sharapova reflects on her career as an athlete thus far. Starting with memories from her childhood in a small town in Russia, she takes her readers through her arrival in Florida, her remarkable victory against reigning-queen-of-the-court Serena Williams in 2004, up to the present day, offering personal tidbits on romance, friendship, family, and fandom along the way.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

FOR THE DARK THRILLER JUNKIE: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
If you know someone who loved Girl on the Train (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), you need to get them bestselling author Paula Hawkins’ newest novel, Into the Water. Equally chilling and suspenseful, this story takes place around a river that runs through town that has earned the nickname “Drowning Pool” for its history of being the place where “troublesome,” unhappy women have drowned.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

FOR THE FASHION DEVOTEE: Schiaparelli and the Artists by Andre Leon Talley, Suzy Menkes, and Christian Lacroix.
This hardcover glossy is definitely a splurge, but it is so worth it. In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the couture house founded by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1927, this new coffee table tome honours the career of the influential surrealist designer who collaborated with important artists like Salvador Dali. And judging by the household names listed as the authors, this book will likely fulfil its promise to offer an insider’s look at the fashion industry.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

FOR THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC: Love Her Wild: Poems by Atticus
There’s nothing more romantic than a well-crafted, subtly beautiful poem of young love and heartbreak. And this new collection of poems by Instagram’s beloved, anonymous @atticuspoetry (who is apparently Canadian, I might add) is a must-have. If you don’t believe me, ask his 498K followers and his it-girl fans Karlie Kloss and Emma Roberts.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

FOR THE WISHFUL TIME-TRAVELLER: In the Name of the Family: A Novel by Sarah Durant
From the popular historical fiction writer that brought us bestselling tales such as In the Company of the Courtesan and The Birth of Venus comes a new novel all about the infamous Borgia family. If the name Borgia doesn’t ring a bell, they were basically the real-life Renaissance version of the Corleones or the Lannisters. The intrigue surrounding Rodrigo Borgia (aka Pope Alexander VI), his military son Cesare, his dazzling daughter Lucrezia, and the watchful and compelling Florentine diplomat Niccolo Machiavelli, provides for an endlessly fascinating read.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

FOR THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVIST: I Hear She’s a Real Bitch by Jen Agg
Unless you’ve been living in a wifi-less black hole, you’ve probably come across Jen Agg’s biting commentary on restaurant-industry sexism over the last few years. The Toronto restaurateur has received international attention for her comic-but-true criticisms, and this new memoir offers an intimate glimpse inside her mind.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

FOR THE FOODIE: A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend: How to Live a Healthy Veggie Life…and Still Eat Treats by Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson
The sister duo behind DIY lifestyle blog A Beautiful Mess welcome readers into their kitchen in their first cookbook. Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson’s delicious recipes and nutrition advice will be much appreciated by any foodie or health-nut on your gift list.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

FOR THE ESSAY ENTHUSIAST: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays by Samantha Irby
This new collection is for that friend who can’t get enough of the Lena-Dunham-type essay genre. Samantha Irby, the blogger behind Bitches Gotta Eat, writes laugh-out-loud essays on truthful topics like coming of age, mental health, and legacies of poverty. According to Roxane Gay, “For every laugh, there is a bittersweet moment that could make you cry.”
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo



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