Doing Christmas Gift Books the Right Way

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Christmas Gift Books Challenge

This year I'm challenging everyone I know to buy and give Christmas gift books to friends and family members on your gift list.

This way we can support our favorite writers, shops and publishing industry, plus give excellent books as presents. Here are seven more reasons why Christmas gift books make such great gifts.

  • Giving someone a good book is pretty much sending them on mental vacation for free.
  • A perfect rectangle, books are easy to wrap.
  • Books are very affordable.
  • Books can introduce people to new ideas and perspectives.
  • There is a book out there for everyone.
  • Books are the ultimate answer to buying for the person that has everything.
  • Books last forever.

I'm giving my partner a wonderful memoir, Walking on Ice by Emma Stevens, because it is written by another New Zealander and is a story that is very close to the same as that of Suzanne's and mine. I know she will love reading it as much as I did.

For my brother-in-law I've bought Lee Child's The Midnight Line, the latest Jack Reacher adventure, because he loves Reacher books as much as I do. I found the last one a bit disappointing, but Child is definitely back on his game with Midnight Line.

My niece is getting a copy of Vile City by Jennifer Lee Thompson because she loves psychological thrillers and this is one of the best I've read this year.

And I've already ordered mom a hardcover copy of my newest Malone novel, Cold Comfort. Not sure how much mom enjoys reading my books, but she sure loves showing off her signed copies to her friends.

Whether your friend or family member enjoys novels, travel books, recipe books, biographies, or other non-fiction titles that will help them learn more about something he or she is interested in, books make wonderful Christmas gifts that are easily personalized and sure to be appreciated.

Buy and give Christmas gift books this year and spread the word: #ChristmasGiftBooks Challenge.

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