Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Top Ten Books I Want To Give As Gifts





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Top Ten Books I Want To Give As Gifts 
(and to who...even if you won't actually give them!)


Jen's Picks


1.  For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose: I actually ordered this book for my brother (he likes history/non-fiction books and tea) and will be giving it to him with a box of tea.

2.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: Gave this one as an early Christmas present to one of my teenage cousins who I recently found out loves to read.  I really hope she enjoys the book!

3.  The New York Times: The Complete Civil War 1861-1865 by Harold Holzer: Okay, so I'm technically cheating since this was my Dad's Christmas present last year...BUT this book is amazing if you are interested in the Civil War and want to read the articles from The New York Times during the war.

4.  Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler:  I have a friend who it seems like unfortunate things are always happening to her.  I'd give her this book to make her laugh.

5.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot: I would give this book to the cute pharmacy intern I used to work with.  He'd read it, we'd go out for drinks, we'd discuss the book, then find other things we have in common, fall in love and live happily ever after.  Maybe?

Jamie's Picks

1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett - This totally seems like the kind of book my stepmom would LOVE! I actually am probably going to end up getting it for her!

2. Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez -- I think my 17 year old sister will LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. She reads both YA and Adult and seems to gravitate more towards contemporary with teenagers who seem a little bit more mature. She will love this one!

3. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready -- My 23 year old sister loves paranormal and anything with a good love story but she prefers love stories that aren't of the hand holding, cutesy variety. I think she'd like this one because it's got an interesting love story and paranormal twist.

4. Anything by Anthony Bourdain - I really want my stepdad to start reading and watching Anthony Bourdain. I think he'd enjoy his sense of humor and appreciate his travel style. And FOOD. My stepdad loves food.

5. I Love Everybody And Other Atrocious Lies by Laurie Notaro -- I want to give this to one of my co-workers because I think she'd really appreciate the humor. I know I did with this one! It's always a gamble because sometimes people don't find books as funny as I do. 


31 comments :

  1. I'm a big Bourdain fan - your step dad will love it.

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  2. I have the Henrietta Lacks book on my list too - but I think the reason it's on your list is WAY better than mine :-)

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  3. Definitely get your stepmom The Help. It is such a beautiful book for everyone to read. Great gift choices!

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  4. ooh great choices!! I bought Book Thief for myself recently.. :P

    Check out my Harry Potter-themed TTT this week! LoL!

    Michele | Top 10

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  5. The Help and the Book Thief would make fantastic gifts. Great lists!

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  6. I loved The Help. Such a great book and carries such a great message. I watched the movie this weekend with my kids and there might have been a tear or two. They loved it too.

    Here's my Top Ten

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  7. I need to get my dad that Civil War book - I'd bet he'd love it!

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  8. I've been meaning to read The Book Thief forever! Must get on that...

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  9. Nice list! I'm guessing "The Help" will be popular this year - I'm actually hoping someone will gift it to me because I haven't read it yet! That book about tea sounds awesome as well.

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  10. I really want to read Chelsea Handler's book!! Great list!

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  11. Ooh, Jamie, the Bourdain book for your dad sounds awesome! I love watching his show. :)

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  12. This is my first Top Ten Tuesday! I am so excited. I love this list.

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  13. You've got some interesting titles there, I like the sounds of the light-hearted ones. Making people laugh is always a great gift to give. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  14. Great choices! This was fun thinking about books and matching them up to people.

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  15. I'm sure the cute pharmacy intern would love his christmas present!

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  16. I plan on reading The Book Thief and Shade sometime soon. Haven't read the others, but I'm intrigued!

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  17. I love all the book love and giving spirit this is inspiring. Also, as said, The Help is amazing. It was my Grandma who actually got it for me, and now we trade books as we can (we have quite different tastes a lot of the time)!

    I need to get the book thief. Hopefully for Christmas.

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  18. Great lists ladies! I have been wanting to read Chelsea Handler for awhile but I haven't gotten there yet. And I have the Book Thief out from the library at this moment, and I can already see from the recs I've heard why it would make a perfect book gift for someone!

    Thanks again for hosting this one. Magan & I loved working on it!

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  19. I linked a little late, but you can check out my list at my blog too :)
    I would like to so check out some of these books as well.
    Just started reading The Help, so perhaps that will be on my list soon.

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  20. In the middle of Virtuosity right now! This was a fun topic to work with.

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  21. The Book Thief made my list too, it's so amazing, I think everyone needs to read it.

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  22. Hmmm...I better not particpate in this week's list - some of my gift recipients read my blogs!

    But I love giving books as gifts and do so as often as possible. I get most of my own books now from the library or lent from friends (or as gifts!), but I love to buy books as gifts, finding just the right one...or two.

    Sue

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  23. The Book Thief has been collecting dust on my shelf and I think its about time to read it. :)

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  24. I loved the Immortal Life of... If I knew someone I thought would like them I would give them my copy and demand they read.

    Beth ^_^
    http://sweetbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/

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  25. This list made me realize that I rarely give books as gifts! Definitely must change this year. Making this list helped me plan out a good chunk of my Christmas shopping (yes, totally haven't started yet).

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  26. Such great lists everyone! I just love buying books as Christmas gifts -- they're truly the best presents to both give and receive!

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  27. I am sure you've gotten this before, but I nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award! You can see the post here:

    http://emmiemears.wordpress.com

    I know there are more than one of you, but I still thought it rather appropriate. :)

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  28. Oops, left my link on the wrong week. Sorry!

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  29. I was disappointed in Dessen's WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE but A NORTHERN LIGHT is on my to-be-read pile. I adore Jennifer's REVOLUTION.

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