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Each week The Broke and the Bookish host this fantastic weekly feature that poses different bookish questions.

This weeks topic? Top Ten Books I Want To Give As Gifts

This is such a fun topic! But seriously…SO difficult! How do I pick ten? Well again, I’m going to try my best to keep it ten and of course I’ll miss a few of my favorites inevitably. So, lets get started!

1. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness narrated by Nick Podehl – The audio version of this is a book I’ve been recommending to anyone and everyone who needs an amazing audiobook. I love Patrick Ness and his writing, but bring it together with Nick Podehl’s narrating abilities and I don’t care who you are, you will fall in love with this book. I especially recommend it for the guys on my shopping list this season, they’ll love it!

2. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick – Loved. this. book! Wow! Blew me away! If you have a young teen on your list or someone who loves a good graphic novel then this is the book to buy. I adored every page of this hefty novel and would gladly pass it along to anyone and everyone.

3. The Naming by Alison Croggon – This is the YA equivalent of The Lord of the Rings without feeling like you are bogged down in songs every other page. I adore Croggon’s writing and as soon as I finished the series I couldn’t help pawning it off on every person I knew that loved reading. It’s addictive and brilliant!

4. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – My favorite “Chick Lit” read this year! I loved the entire concept and the characters, everything! I’d give this to pretty much any girlfriend of mine but especially my two sisters.

5. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen – I adore anything Sarah writes and this is probably my favorite of hers. It’s because of this book that I fell in love with magical realism and I can’t help but want to share it with everyone!

6. Doodle Bites: A Tilly and Friends Book by Polly Dunbar – A much looked over series here in the US, but one every family should have! We love the entire Tilly and Friends book series, but this is our favorite of the bunch. It’s another that gets read on at least a weekly basis if not more frequently. The entire set would be perfect for a family with a burgeoning toddler!

7. Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems – Our favorite picture book this year, and potentially ever. This is the book that has almost been worn through we’ve read it so many times. Our family loves Elephant & Piggie and this is “the” quintessential book to have from this amazing duo.

8. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead – My go-to middle grade read. This is the book if you need an introduction to middle grade fiction and aren’t sure where to start. It’s beautifully written and has an incredible story. Readers of all ages will love this!

9. Scrawny Cat by Phyllis Root – It’s possible that I know way too many “cat people”. That or I simply adore this book and hope that anyone who could potentially take an animal into their home would be inspired by this poor little kitty. I loved this book this year and can’t wait to send it off to friends!

10. Scaredy Squirrel by MΓ©lanie Watt – This is a picture book for children and adults who love to laugh at the things that make us human. Without a doubt my second favorite and go-to series for pre-school age kids. Love Scaredy Squirrel!

Now, your turn! Which books are you buying this holiday season and who for?

If you want more details just click on the title and you’ll be taken to my review or Goodreads.

9 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Gift Giving Must Buys!

  1. Raquel says:

    Wonderful list!

  2. Top Ten Tuesday: Gift Giving Must Buys! http://t.co/7ohWjmA3 via @the1stdaughter Give Scrawny Cat as a gift!!! Genius!

  3. Jenni Elyse says:

    I always love that you put some YA books and some children’s books on your list. πŸ™‚ You do such a great job of marketing towards readers like you and moms who like to read to children like you do. πŸ™‚

  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    Wonderstruck! Yes! And Scaredy Squirrel! Excellent!

    Here’s my Top Ten Books I Want to Give as Gifts.

  5. Megan says:

    I loved The Girl Who Chased the Moon. Definitely the best of Sarah Addison Allen. Wonderstruck was beautiful. Here is my list http://wp.me/pzUn5-H0

  6. Bree says:

    I love The Girl Who Chased The Moon….all of her books are such feel-good reads! Some of those children’s books look good, I will have to look into them for my little boy, who’s 3 and LOVES books.

  7. LadyInRead says:

    love your list.. i knew i would find great reads for children in this.

  8. I read The Chaos Walking Series but someday I plan to listen to it on audio. Wonderstruck… I have big plans for πŸ™‚

  9. I debated picking up The Naming at the bookstore today for the longest time. I picked up and put it down at least a dozen times. Looks like I’ll be picking it up with any Christmas money I may get πŸ˜‰

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