11 Last-Minute Bookish Gifts for Everyone on Your List
1. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
For your mom, one of the five books every woman should read before her next birthday according to Oprah.com—extra bonus points if you give it to her before her book club nominates it as their next read.
2. The Hardy Boys complete series box set by Franklin W. Dixon
For dads young and old, who want to pass on the legacy of Frank and Joe to their own mischievous, mystery-loving sons.
3. Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
For the precocious 10-year-old sister who spends all her time outdoors and begged to keep your tonsils in a jar for science experiments when you had them removed last month.
4. QB1 and True Legend by Mike Lupica
For your brother, who can hardly tear himself away from the game long enough to eat Christmas dinner.
5. Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz
For your ten-year-old son, who invents his own gadgets and suspects half the people in the neighborhood of secretly being spies.
6. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer box set by John Grisham and Encyclopedia Brown box set by Donald Sobol
For your sweet, nerdy nephew who wants to change the world when he grows up.
7. Legend Trilogy box set by Marie Lu
For the niece who’s 13-going-on-30 (or 30-going-on-13), adores Beyoncé, and wants to be a fierce superheroine when she grows up.
8. Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes
For your brother-in-law, who loves Game of Thrones so much he refuses to stop calling his wife “Mother of Dragons.” Even after she begs him. Repeatedly.
9. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
For your cube-mate who spends the whole winter dreaming of sand and sunscreen.
10. Matched Trilogy box set by Ally Condie
For your English major college roommate who knows the awesome power of poetry and the written word.
11. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
For that friend who has to read the book before she sees the movie, and will definitely spend the whole time pointing out all the differences between the two (take pity, she can’t help herself). (Vampire Academy comes out February 14, 2014.)