Winter is almost here and people have already started looking for the best gift ideas. Soon enough the madness will start and everyone will begin wondering around their city centers in search of cool presents for their loved ones. Believe it or not, some people just don’t want smartphones and gaming consoles as gifts for the holidays; if you want to make an impression on family members and friends, you should offer them books. There are so many types and genres they’ll love. All you have to do is make the right choice.
Here are a couple of interesting books that make ideal gift for Christmas.
Knowledge is Beautiful, David McCandless
To many, infographics are quite tedious and pointless. They’re a boring way of presenting information and in most cases only graphic designers understand them. In “Knowledge is Beautiful” the author redefines the term infographic. The book is incredibly easy to read and understand. McCandless manages to transform harsh data into pleasant inforgraphics that are incredibly interesting and brilliant to look at. The book can be the perfect gift idea for someone in their 20s and above.
You Are Here, Chris Hadfield
“You Are Here” might seem like an unusual type of book for many people. However, since it’s a Christmas gift it has to be; and it does have the wow effect because it features real photos shot in space. The book celebrates famous astronaut Chris Hadfield and basically gives people a big picture of our home – the Earth. A lot of the photos in the book have not been shared anywhere online, so if your loved one is fascinated by the solar system and everything that happens in space, this is a nice read they’ll surely enjoy.
Secrets Of The National Archives, Richard Taylor
Is your loved one an enthusiastic historian? “Secrets of the National Archives” is a superb book. It packs several of the world’s most astounding collections of documents. Letters from Captain Cook and Elizabeth I, the famous Magna Carta, Titanic’s last telegram and numerous other fascinating documents are portrayed in the book. It is truly unique and it will surely appeal to the senses of the people you love most.
The Peripheral, William Gibson
“The Peripheral” is a fast-paced, breathtaking thriller centered on a really interesting theme. It is futuristic and avant-garde, perfect for modern readers embracing unusual points of view regarding the future. If you loved one is someone ingenious and crazy about new technological developments, this book will exceed all their expectations.
The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell
David Mitchell’s latest novel promises to be an excellent winter read. It is ambitious, tricky and even a bit weighty. The story is incredibly compelling and trilling, which makes it a must-read for the winter season. “The Bone Clocks” has fantasy, future weirdness and plots that will make you want to read non-stop. If you enjoyed the movie Cloud Atlas with Tom Hanks, then you’ll love this book. It is a metaphysical thriller centered on mortality, meditation and the chronicle of self-devouring time.
Simply Nigella, Nigella Lawson
Famous chef Nigella Lawson is more than just a pretty face. She’s such an amazing cook, and she sure knows what to do to keep us in the kitchen. If you’re looking for something interesting for a loved one this winter season, “Simply Nigella” should be taken into account. The book teaches the reader more than some recipes. It also discusses food in general, and how the way we cook it can actually influence our lives.
John Aubrey: My Own Life, Ruth Scurr
Its a truly inspiring and ingenious book that will make the reader want to reread it over and over again! John Aubrey is a successful and audacious attempt to write a beautiful biography. The author gives the main character an ingenious personality, and it makes the reader feel the vivid spirit of the plot through every single word. A must-read for people of all ages, and an ideal gift for Christmas!
Books can be great Christmas gifts. You just have to find the right one for your loved ones. Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, self-help books or drama, there’s something for everyone out there. Search carefully and you’ll find the right book!
By Edward Francis and LoveReading.co.uk!