Books, Life, Review

Friday Five: Book Edition

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For this edition of Friday Five, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite gift giving book ideas! Books are a big deal in my family, we all love to read, to curl up with a good book on a cold winter day,  So here is a collection of gift ideas for the book lover in your family!

1.) For the little ones on your Christmas list, The Story of Ferdinand is a great choice! Especially with the new animated movie coming out! The story of Ferdinand, the sweet mild-tempered bull is a classic and sure to be favorite in your home just as it was in mine, when my son was little!


2. For the big kid on your list, I highly recommend the Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series. Whether they have seen the films or just love an action adventure book, this set is sure to get their imaginations flowing! It’s full of Greek gods, monsters and thrilling adventure!

3. For the young adult on your list, pick up the latest from John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars. In Turtles All the Way Down, Green tells the story of Aza as she uncovers a mystery with her friend Daisy and there could be a hefty reward! Your young adult will enjoy this story and may even be able to identify with her as she tries to be a good daughter and friend and student!

4. I’ve mentioned The Glass Castle on my blog before. This would be the perfect book for the non-fiction lover on your list. Follow along as the Walls kids learn to take of themselves, in a world where the deck seems to be constantly stacked against them. With parents who choose to live like homeless vagabonds, running from the law and bill collectors, it’s truly heartwarming to watch them grow up and prosper. I love this story!! There is a movie based on the novel, however, read the book!

5. For the person on your list with a great sense of humor who may find themselves spread too thin! Mark Manson is a tell it like he sees it, no nonsense kind of writer. You read his blog here.  You might not care for his writing style, and that’s okay, he might not be for everyone.  This book might not be for everyone.  Personally, I enjoyed it.  While most of the points that Mark made in The Subtle Art I already knew, if you’re anything like me, sometimes you need to hear the obvious from someone else in order for it hit home.

What books do you recommend? What are you buying for the book lover on your list? Drop a comment below, I’m always looking for good recommendations.

Until Next Time: Peace, Love & Adventures

Jess xoxo

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