Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Top Ten Books I Want To Give as Gifts

Top Ten Tuesday, the weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, has rolled around once again. This week's timely topic is books for gift-giving. I love giving books as gifts and this year quite a few are on my own wish list as well (hint, hint). Below are some books I hope will thrill the book lovers in your life. Click the title to be whisked on over to Amazon.

For the Anglophile:
The Old Romantic by Louise Dean

For the armchair detective:
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Akinson

For the poet:
The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry

For the animal lover:
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend by Susan Orlean

For the graphic novel fan:
MetaMaus by Art Spiegelman

For the history buff:
A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor

For the person in need of a chuckle:
Bossypants by Tina Fey

For the chef with a sweet tooth:
Jen's Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer

For the pre-teen:
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back

For the child in all of us:
Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists

What books would you like to give--or receive?


  1. I've heard great things about Nursery Rhyme Comics elsewhere - was considering getting it for our friends' kids.

  2. I love the idea of Nursery Rhyme Comics! I just added it to my daughter's absurdly long Amazon wish list.
    I also LOVE Started Early, Took My Dog, as well as the rest of the books in that series. Great pick, and great list!

  3. love this list.. I have been planning to get Bossypants and the History buff book. Thanks for sharing the Nursery Rhyme Comics book. my list is up as well.