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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fortnight of Festivities 2013: Books for Everyone on Your List

Welcome to the second annual Fortnight of Festivities! Fourteen days of Christmas fun, books, movies, music, and a giveaway! First up, I wanted to do a gift-giving guide. I've seen several over the past couple years, and they're always so fun! So I decided to make one. I tried to cover lots of possibilities, from fathers to hipsters to Janeites. Enjoy!

Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Ulysses by James Joyce
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Philippe Margotin
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions) by Jane Austen
Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe

George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Doctor Who: The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years by Marcus Hearn
The Hobbit: Deluxe Pocket Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

Now, for the giveaway!

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I showed you what books I would treat myself to for Christmas, but what about you? What book would YOU choose to buy for yourself? Or, even better, what book would you like to win from the giveaway? Bonus question: Are there any difficult gift recipients you'd like to see on next year's list? Let me know!

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