2019 Holiday Gift Guide Part I

Gayle and Nicole are here with the first half of our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. We offer suggestions for a wide variety of readers on your list – mostly books but some “book-adjacent” items as well. This discussion took longer than we thought, so we split it in half! Tune in next week for the second half of the list.

What We’ve Been Reading

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
The Only Plane In The Sky by Garrett M. Graff
One Day by Gene Weingarten
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Gayle’s Reading Challenge Woes

Gayle updates us on the 2019 Everyday I Write The Book Reading Challenge. Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer is turning out to be problematic.

For the Audiobook Junkies

Apple AirPods
Gayle splurged and purchased a set of Apple AirPods and she loves them. They are comfortable, have a seamless connection to Bluetooth, and good are good for running. They won’t fall out of your ears.
Tranya True Wireless Earbuds
The AirPods hurt Nicole’s ears so she prefers the Tranya Wireless earbuds. Affordable, comfortable, pair easily with any device. She has several pairs and has bought them for most of her family who love them as well, so she knows they make a great gift.
Gayle received a gift subscription to Scribd one year and has never looked back! Unlimited access to audiobooks, ebooks and digital downloads (within reason). Probably not the best for heavy listeners, but if you listen/read 6-8 books a month, it’s worth it to have access to the latest books.
Nicole is addicted to the seamless way that Audible audiobooks pairs with ebooks and keeps track of your place on both. It even works with the Kindle version of books you check out of the library! Several plans and an easy return policy make it easy to find the perfect groove for your audiobook needs.

For the History Buffs

Furious Hours; Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep (Audiobook)
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory In Northern Ireland) by Patrick Radden Keefe (Audiobook)

For The Magically & Whimsically Inclined

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman (Illustrated Edition)
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

For The Friend Who Listens To All Your Drama

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
Golden Child by Claire Adam
The Travelers by Regina Porter (our book club discussion of Regina Porter’s The Travelers)

For Those Intrigued By The Mysteries of Time Travel

Time Was by Ian McDonald
Here And Now And Then by Mike Chen
Exhalation by Ted Chiang (Nicole’s find from New York Times 10 Best Books of 2019)
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
The 7 1/2 Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

For The Pop Culture Enthusiasts

In The Pleasure Groove by John Taylor
Howard Stern Comes Again by Howard Stern

For The Person Who Reads All The Hot Books

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
Talking To Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Book Of The Month – Monthly selection of 5 books, members get to choose one and up to two add-ons each month. The opportunity to get advance copies of books by way of early releases. Always have an opportunity to participate in the conversation with a community that is aware of the monthly picks, and you can learn about all of them, discuss all of them, and barter books with other members.

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