20 Books to Get the Bookworm in Your Life This Holiday Season

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20 Books to Get the Bookworm in Your Life This Holiday Season

Gianna Jirak, Lifestyle and Fashion Editor

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  1. The Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy by Kevin Kwan

These wildly entertaining and drama filled books are great for anyone looking for a fun, easy, read. You can purchase the trilogy for $29.39 at amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com

2. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel’s memoir of her father, turned Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, is a beautiful story about identity and growing up LGBT+. You can purchase this book for $3.55 at barnesandnoble.com

3. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Marjane Satrapi’s memoir about her childhood and leaving war-torn Iran to go to school in Europe is heart-wrenching and a very important story to be told. You can purchase this book for $20.76 at barnesandnoble.com

4. A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

This comedic thriller hit the screens earlier this year, but as we know, the book is always better. You can purchase it for $16.19 at barnesandnoble.com

5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere is a brilliant book about a picture-perfect family and the mother and daughter who upend their lives. Named book of the year by NPR, it’s worth the read. You can purchase it for $16.75 at barnesandnoble.com

6. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller This modern-day spin on The Iliad is a beautiful and haunting story of love, loss, and identity. It’s definitely worth the read, one of my current favorite books. You can purchase it for $13.59 at barnesandnoble.com

7. Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston 

Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon is the story of the last “black cargo”. Based on her interviews with Cudjo Lewis in 1927, the last living survivor of the middle passage. You can purchase it for $12.49 at barnesandnoble.com

8. Circe by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller, the acclaimed writer of The Song of Achilles, has finally come out with another fantastic story about characters from Greek mythology. You can purchase this for $17.57 at barnesandnoble.com

9. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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This critically acclaimed classic is a great gift for anyone looking for a timeless read. You can purchase it for $11.34 at barnesandnoble.com

10. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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Khaled Hosseini’s debut novel The Kite Runner is a heartwrenching and hopeful story of a young Afghanistanian boy’s life. You can purchase it for $13.61 at barnesandnoble.com

11. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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Perks of Being a Wallflower is a testament to growing up, making new friends, and dealing with grief. You can purchase it for $11.99 at barnesandnoble.com

12. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

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Katherine Boo’s first and Pulitzer Prize-winning book about a slum in Mumbai, India is the ultimate read for anyone looking for a modern classic. You can purchase it for $14.40 at barnesandnoble.com

13. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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This book is perfect for anyone who claims to hate classics, Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book will completely change their minds. You can purchase it for $11.96 at barnesandnoble.com

14. Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

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Garrard Conley’s touching, heart-wrenching memoir of conversion therapy is the tear-jerking read that’s perfect for anyone looking for a powerful story. You can purchase it for $13.14 at barnesandnoble.com

15. Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton

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Humans of New York is a book comprised entirely of photographs of the different types of people living in New York and their stories. It’s an awfully interesting read. You can purchase it for $26.99 at barnesandnoble.com

16. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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The Book Thief is the story of a young girl living with her foster parents in Nazi Germany. Told through the perspective of death, The Book Thief is arguably the best young adult fiction book ever written. You can purchase it for $14.97 at barnesandnoble.com

17. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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The Secret Life of Bees is a touching book that shows us how love can break all barriers. You can purchase it for $13.82 at barnesandnoble.com

18. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

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Wench is a novel about love, sisterhood, and freedom during the time of slavery. Centered around a group of slave women and the summers they spend at a Northern resort with their masters, Wench is a thought-provoking story. You can purchase it for $14.99 at barnesandnoble.com

19. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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Rupi Kaur’s poetry collection that evolves from sad to hopeful is a great gift for the poetry lover in your life. You can purchase it for $11.99 at barnesandnoble.com

20. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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Amy Tan’s novel of love and hardship is a great gift for anyone looking for a story that will remain with them forever. You can purchase this book for $16.00 at barnesandnoble.com

 

 

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Gianna Jirak, Lifestyle and Fashion Editor

This is Gianna Jirak's first year working on The Watchdog staff.  In addition to her Watchdog responsibilities, Gianna is the president and founder of...

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