It is that wintertime again when we would like to be wrapped in a blanket, to take up some sandwiches and cocoa. This calm time of the year after intensive holidays to relax in the evening and avoid stress after the working hours. Isn’t it an ideal gift for your friends?
You can take the easy way out for the book lovers in your life and present them pleasant reads. Books stand as an ideal gift for those who love to read, whether it is specially tailored to their needs or you would like to share a unique piece that intrigued you. Pick one or more of the mentions on this gift guide list to make someone’s evening extra special beyond playing in funfreeslots.co.uk.
1. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari presents his findings on the most crucial issues facing humankind in the twenty-first century. This read is ideal for individuals who like to question what is happening in life around them rather than just going with the flow. The book allows one to ask complex questions that set the foundation for answers of a similar tune and inspire intelligent thinking.
2. The Testaments
The Testaments is the long-awaited follow up to the book The Handmaid’s Tale, which was initially released in 1985. This book was so well-received that it went on to be developed as a series that was initially aired by Hulu and has now been adopted by Netflix. The sequel, The Testaments, paints the picture of what happens fifteen years after the ending of the story in The Handmaid’s Tale.
Even though it is a continuation of the plot, it has a life of its own and takes readers on a somewhat new ride. Although the story is already being told on TV, the book takes an alternative route from the show and gives players another ending. This feature makes it a must-read whether you are watching the show or not.
3. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah first won the hearts of many on Comedy Central and later on working on The Daily Show. Now, he wows the world with an autobiographical comedy book titled Born a Crime. This book takes readers down a comical road back to apartheid South Africa where he grew up as a mixed-race child. At the time of his birth, the laws restricting mixed relations had only recently been scrapped, and for a good chunk of his childhood, his race mixture was considered a crime. The book also primarily talks about Trevor’s mother, who experienced most of the struggles of South Africa under colonial rule and her journey of faith even in trying times for the country.
4. Trick Mirror
Trick Mirror is for the reader who is fascinated by everything, or if you do not know the specific interests of the party. This book features essays that cover virtually any topic you can think of. You can find highlights on drugs, social media, television, marriage food, division of classes, and many more. Jia Tolentino, the New York author behind the book, is a popular figure online for covering topics with essays that often go viral. With this read, she captures some of her most hilarious works on issues that relate to the modern-day individual.
5. Infinite Wonder
If you have an explorer, environmentalist, or a person who’s a geek for all-things science on your Nice List, then Infinite Wonder is the perfect book gift for them. The book narrates the adventures of Scott Kelly when he was on his one-year mission on the International Space Station. The book not only tells of the wonders of the big blue pebble we live in using words but also provides vivid photographs that show what it is like to look back at earth from outer space. This book can be purchased on Amazon, or you can visit Barnes and Noble.
6. The Other Americans
Laila Lalami lets readers in on the lives of a few individuals that the ordinary American has had a tricky relationship with over the years. The Other Americans tell the tale of a Moroccan immigrant who dies under suspicious circumstances, which results in a fallout. The story is narrated through nine characters who have nothing in common other than their geographical location.
These books are some of the latest releases, with most of them being published this year. You can also reach for some old books that stand as timeless pieces. Alternatively, you can give functional gifts such as reading lamps or literary postcards.
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