I love books. I love reading. I love authors. Books are my go-to gift all year round. I think books make a great gift because they don’t take up much space, they create an experience, they can stimulate connection and conversation between giver and recipient, and when you receive one you can try it out and then re-gift it if it’s not a good fit and nothing is wasted in a landfill.

I hope this list of book ideas to give as gifts is helpful this holiday season.

A list of novels I’ve recently recommended a lot: