This is the first year I’ve done a Holiday Book Gift Guide list. Mostly because if I think of a person I know while reading a book, whether it be a stand-alone novel or a series, I’ll recommend the book/s directly. That is what makes books so personal, at least for me. Attached to these recommendations are links to my reviews.
So here we go, Word Gurgle’s first ever Holiday Book Gift Guide.
FOR YOUR CHILDREN OR THE CHILD IN US ALL
I’ve been thinking about this book a lot lately. Simply looking at the cover reminds me of how much fun I had reading this book to Laila (my then 9-year-old). At the time, when I read it to her, there was only this book. However, after doing a little digging, I’ve discovered that there is another adventure for Warren the 13th. It’s on my TBR list for 2018. The first was so delightful, I doubt the second will be anything less.
FOR THE HEAVY READER
This piece of well-crafted literature is a must read for readers who like hard-hitting, intricate storylines with well-developed characters. A Man of Genius will always be one of my favorites for many reasons I stated in my review, but the simplest of them all is that the ending blew my mind. I had no idea. I hadn’t seen it coming, and it isn’t even a mystery. I love when books do that.
NEWLY DISCOVERED SERIES
While the first book, The Watchmaker’s Daughter, was published in 2016, I only came across The Glass & Steele series at the end of this past October. I fell in love with immediately. It’s got a little bit of everything in it. It’s a self-published series which makes it all the greater to support because two-thumbs-up for authors who are brave enough to go down that path. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys fast paced, easy to read, adventures.
There you have it. Go read the reviews. I assure you, I don’t give book recommendations lightly. Happy shopping, and more importantly, happy reading.