A Gift Guide for Book Lovers

June has started and with it, the familiar scene of students tromping off to their schools, clutching books. Some of them may grumble about having to sift through hundreds of pages yet again but some are genuine bookworms. To inspire your loved ones into honing their reading skills this school year, why not give them novels?

Among the kinds of person that you can easily give gifts are the bookworms. They usually don’t really need much, and predicting their preferred gift is effortless—books. For bookworms, reading is their life, and it would definitely be impossible to live a day without flipping through the pages of a book. Yes, books can be very addicting, that’s why it is very hard for bookworms not to stick their noses in books. It’s like taking their lives away from them.

It is true that bookworms love to receive books, but you also have to remember that there are many types of books to choose from. If you are having a hard time deciding what book to give to your voracious reader friend or family, then here is list of interesting books that you might consider giving:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

This book is perfect for those who love bittersweet romantic stories. Eleanor & Park shares the story of two teenage misfits who became friends unexpectedly through their common love for music and comic books. Soon enough, their unexpected friendship turned into something deeper, can it be love? This beautifully crafted story by Rainbow Rowell would transport you back to your high school days—when you first fell in love and cried your heart out over love.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

One of the classic books that is included in a bookworm’s “books to read” list, To Kill a Mockingbird is a poignant story of how hard life was for the African Americans during the Great Depression. This Pulitzer Prize winner is narrated through the perspective of Jean Louise Finch, an innocent six-year old girl who lives with her father Atticus Finch and her older brother Jem. To Kill a Mockingbird is listed among the most read books in America.

Looking for Alaska by John Green

If you’ve seen the movie The Faults in our Stars and cried a river of tears over it, then here’s another great book coming from the same author of TFIOS. Looking for Alaska is a coming-of-age story about a boy and his unrequited emotions towards a beautiful, carefree, and mysterious girl, Alaska Young. This book is John Green’s debut novel and rumors has it, this book is about to become a major motion picture. So encourage your bookworm friend to read it now while the story isn’t spoiled in the silver screen yet.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling

The perfect treats for all Harry Potter fanatics, these two books are penned by the great J.K. Rowling, author the phenomenal The Harry Potter series. These two are guide books to everything and anything about the magical wizardry world of our all-time favorite wizard, Harry Potter. The books also contain a comprehensive guide for Muggles and a textbook tackling Quidditch, disclosing secrets regarding the Bludgers and the Golden Snitch. The books also have scribbles made by Harry, Ron, and Hermione. These two books were written by J.K. Rowling using two pseudonyms: Newt Scamander and Kennilworthy Whisp.


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