Hello and welcome to a super quick post where I list some books I think would be wonderful gifts to those who aren’t traditionally referred to as readers. I know as someone who loves books, I always want to gift books to others or recommend books to everyone. Even my friends and family members that aren’t those who read daily or often. Well, this is a list of books I have gifted or recommended to those people in my life. On to the books!
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
This such a heart wrenching, but beautiful and magical collection of intertwined short stories. This collection is short and sweet, but nothing is sacrificed. It is great to give those who enjoy a good story, but are intimidated by reading since it is under 200 pages.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
This is a very interesting book that delves into the live of a young girl who grows up in the wild and is abandoned by those she loved. It has won so many awards and the clear reason for this is because it is written in a way that it is fast paced, but doesn’t loose the reader. It is general fiction mixed with a thriller, so I feel like this would be great to get for those who enjoy lifetime movies or a thriller movie in general.
The Magicians Series by Lev Grossman
This is a book series for those who enjoy fantasy movies or shows or even someone who just like unlikable main characters. This series starts off in a magical college setting that holds nothing back, yay for magical new adult! It is engaging, fast paced, and really does a great job of hiding the magical world within ours. It also has characters that are majorly flawed instead of just the perfect hero, which is refreshing for me personally.
Beach Read by Emily Henry
This book is for anyone who just loves a good romance. It is perfect because it has a fun setting, fun characters, and a really great romance in my opinion. They challenge each other, but in a way that makes each other grow.
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
This heart breaking and wonderfully written novel follows the story of a parent learning who their child really is. It talks about really difficult topics such as death, homophobia, transphobia, and violence. Even while talking about these difficult topics that seriously break your heart it is a book I have recommended left and right because it talks about these topics so well and the family aspect in this story and the relationships are also so important.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Honestly, this book should just be handed to everyone if I am being honest. While this book is just over 150 pages it takes a close look into American society and how the past history of slavery and segregation have shaped it. This is a very interesting book on race relations and racism in the US because of the writing medium used by the author. This book is written in a manner that is very intimate because the author is writing letters to his own son and telling the story of the US through some of his own experiences. Yes, the author has another book and yes I bought that one as well.
What books would you gift to a non-reader?