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Your Bookish 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and if you’re anything like us, your wishlist is packed with books. The only thing better than getting books? Giving books! We’re here with recommendations for the bibliophiles in your life. We even have some pairings to make your bookish gift extra special.

For the friend with ten thousand vacation Pinterest boards…

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Let’s be real—very few us have the bucks to gift a friend a Hawaiian vacation. The next best thing? Just My Luck by Jennifer Honeybourn, set at a Hawaiian resort and featuring Honeybourn’s signature clever premise and great sense of humor. Bonus points if you pair this with some fun island accessories—plastic Tiki cup, anyone?

For the friend who can’t get enough of their BBC mysteries…

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We all have that friend who devours BBC mysteries series like they’re candy (they may also occasionally slip into a British accent unprompted... ok, I may be this friend). The Hummingbird Dagger by Cindy Anstey will help them get their dose of mystery in novel form. Bonus points if you pair it with some English tea and a huge mug!

For the friend who haunts the local diner at all hours of the day…

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Does your friend love “Gilmore Girls,” short stacks of pancakes, and bottomless coffee? If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann will be right up their alley. Packed with voice, great characters, and tons of heart, this read is best enjoyed at the diner counter. Bonus points if you pair this with a gift card to their favorite diner, where even ten dollars can go a long way.

For the friend who is glued to their computer screen…

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If you have a friend who knows about all the latest tech gadgets and gets the new iPhone the moment it’s announced, we’re sure they’d love Mind Games by Shana Silver. It’s set in our world but with better technology—but at what cost? Bonus points if you pair this with a fun set of tech-inspired jewelry (let’s be real —the computer chip earrings from Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century is forever #fashiongoals).

What books are on your holiday wish list? Tell us in the comments below!

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