If these are your most used emojis…
…and your favorite Instagram account is Emma Watson’s—not for her fab fashion sense, movie premiere news or red carpet looks, but because you’re curious to see what she’s reading . . .
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. . . then we can happily diagnose you as a fellow book lover. You are thrilled to get books and to give them! That’s why we’re here to help you with some perfectly creative picks for this holiday season.
THE ROMANTICS by Leah Konen
Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’ painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right—but she doesn’t anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love’s plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael’s hot-sauce-wielding “dream girl.” The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one girl who can help him mend his heart. Soon Love starts breaking all her own rules—and in order to set Gael’s fate back on course, she has to make some tough decisions about what it means to truly care.
For your friend who falls in love with LOVE, we can’t recommend this sweet romance enough! We fell hard for Gael, and this is a beyond perfect pick for Lauren Myracle or Rainbow Rowell fans.
GHOSTLY ECHOES by William Ritter
Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the investigative services of her fellow residents to solve a decade-old murder—her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, Detective R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of 10 years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny’s case isn’t so cold after all—and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected.
Fantasy, folklore and mad science combine seamlessly in the insanely addicting Jackaby series! We can never get enough of these characters, their exploits or this world, and your fantasy/mystery/humor-loving fan won’t either.
LIFE UPLOADED by Sierra Furtado
All 16-year-old Harper Ambrose has ever wanted is to be recognized: for her zany sense of humor, her on-fleek fashion sense and her love of all things makeup, flirty and fun. After an awkward childhood in which she fell out with her BFF Gwen and thought she’d never find her one true love, at last Harper feels as though she’s finally discovered her voice in a space she never expected: on YouTube, making videos about her day-to-day life and broadcasting them to the masses.
Now an insanely popular vlogger with millions of followers, Harper balances the stresses of everyday high school life—SAT prep, boring teachers and the mean-girl clique staring her down in the hallway—with the glam, fast-paced world of online celebrity. But when one hater on Twitter starts targeting Harper in 140 characters or less, and a young British actor who’s captured Harper’s heart might not be everything he seems, Harper feels like her pitch-perfect life is suddenly going to pieces around her. Who better to help her find herself again than her best friend Ellie and a certain tall, dark and handsome someone she might not have realized was waiting in the wings for her all along?
Love this first book from our former cover girl and YouTube lifestyle vlogger Sierra Furtado. It explores what it means to redefine happiness on your own terms and to stay true to you, so it’s simply perfect for that special friend who’s looking for little inspiration.
THE THRONE OF GLASS COLORING BOOK
by Sarah J. Maas
Celaena on the rooftops of Rifthold, Chaol in the gardens of the glass castle, Manon riding her wyvern through the Crossing, and many other favorite moments, characters and objects from the vibrantly detailed realm of Throne of Glass come to life. With stunning original black-and-white drawings, The Throne of Glass Coloring Book is a must-have for any reader looking to be swept up in the adventure of a lifetime.
You know that friend who’s read the Throne of Glass series like, what, four times? Give her this so she can stay in Celaena’s world a little bit longer. This time with her favorite gel pens.