1 December 2009

Plan to give books for Christmas

This post is part of the 2009 Virtual Advent Tour.
Share Christmassy thoughts, recipes, book recommendations with participants from around the world.
Every day there will be at least one post on the tour. Check the home site out and do visit everyone if you can.

Many thanks to Kailana from The Written World and Marg from Reading Adventures for organising us.

Join me in my plan to give books for Christmas this year. If you need any crime fiction recommendations, then check my best rating books for this year and last on Smik's Reviews.

Here are the top 10 or so on my list this year:
Here are the books that have been close to perfect for me this year and last:
If you'd like to use the image I've created on your blog, then go ahead.

If you visit my blog, you'll notice this image also. You might like to join this meme in which you can link back to posts on your blog that refer to books that have a Christmas focus or setting. They don't have to be crime fiction. Check the details out here.

19 comments:

Jose Ignacio Escribano said...

It sounds to me like an excellent idea and I thank you very much for your list/recommendations.

Marg said...

I havne't read any of those! Thanks for the recs, and thanks for participating in the Virtual Advent Tour again this year.

Krissi said...

Ohh book suggestions. I've read a couple and really enjoyed them. What a great idea for the end of the year. I am going to have to check out your Christmas link also. Merry Christmas.

Aarti said...

Wow, such a great list of links! Thanks for that, and good work on the Advent Calendar :-)

Meryl said...

I love, love, love giving books for Christmas!

Nan said...

I've already bought a few for presents. Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella for my daughter, and High Fidelity by Nick Hornby and Dancing for the Hangman by Martin Edwards for my husband. And there will be more! Great post.

Nan said...

Oops, meant to say High F. is for my son.

Melissa said...

It's a fabulous idea to give books for Christmas (we do!), and, like Marg, I haven't read any on your list. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Kerry said...

What a great idea, offering up your best reads for a struggling Christmas gift buyer.

I love giving books for Christmas (lots of my family have books coming this year) but it can be so hard to match the book to the reader, especially if they read in a different genre than I do.

sprite said...

Books are a favorite gift in our household too -- both to give and to receive. The Boxing Day is often spent with everyone curled up in a comfy chair reading their presents.

Jo said...

Awesome post, and great recommendations! Unfortunately, I don't know anyone who is a crime fiction fan, they all prefer other genres. But still a great idea!

Kailana said...

I don't really read the genre, but if I want to I know where to get some recs now. :) Thanks for joining in for the Virtual Advent this year!

raidergirl3 said...

It's always great to find a list of new authors. I recognize some great books there, like Arctic Chill, Elizabeth George, and Louise Penny, so I'll have to check out the ones that I dont' recognize.

janezlifeandtimes said...

I give books to my family every 2nd year. They receive sun hats on the other years.
THIS is a book year.
Jane of Janezworld

Chris said...

Thanks for the book list!

Cat said...

Oo, great book list! Thanks for that. And I love giving the gift of books for Christmas (or any occasion, really!). Gift cards also make it fun.

Julia Smith said...

Is Christmas actually Christmas without books...?

Louise said...

Thanks for the list Kerrie. I've already bought three books as Christmas gifts this year: one for my brother and two for my father. I am going to look for a good crime fiction rec. for my mother, but since she's read EVERYTHING its hard to figure something out which she hasn't read yet. But your list will definitely help a lot.

readerbuzz said...

Great list of reads!

Stop by my blog if you get a chance and take a look at my list of favorite children's Christmas picture books. A winter storm knocked out our Internet connection yesterday, so I ended up posting today.

www.readerbuzz.blogspot.com.

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