Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Perfect Book, Part 1

We all know books make great gifts and when it's the perfect book it can be a life changing gift. But finding that elusive title is not always easy. There are just so many out there and they're all designed to say "Buy me! I am the perfect book!" The best way to find the perfect book is to stop by the store and chat with one of our booksellers for a little while. We also have staff picks, featured books on our blog, and reading recommendations on our Facebook page. But many of you will have long lists and be short on time. So we've put together "The Perfect Book," a list of books and their perfect readers to help. We'll be posting these lists throughout the holiday season. And please add your suggestions in the comments.

Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth: For the adrenaline junkie who lives on the edge (as well as those who prefer to live vicariously--safely!--through others’ adventures).

French Essence: Ambience, Beauty, and Style in Provence: For the sophisticated Francophile who loves to decorate, cook, and celebrate all things français.

NOMA: For someone who likes to read cookbooks even if they never make a recipe from them or for someone who knows what “cloud berries” are.

George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm: For the Guns of August fan looking for another perspective on the build up to WWI

Sunshine by Robin McKinley: Perfect for Twilight fans looking for a fix.

Rosemary & Rue (and sequels) by Seanan McGuire: Perfect for Urban Fantasy readers and fans of the Dresden Files.

The Children of Hurin by JRR Tolkien: Perfect for lovers of The Silmarillion, Beowulf, and epic poetry.

I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita: For the radical young and old looking for a novel with a taste of revolution.

Sailing to Sarantium (and the sequel) by Guy Gavriel Kay: Perfect for fans of fantasy, political intrigue, and Byzantine history.

Lies of Locke Lamora (and the sequel) by Scott Lynch: Perfect for fans of swashbuckling adventure, cunning rouges, and surprises.

More perfect books coming soon.

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