Do you hear the sleigh bells ringing? No? Well, regardless of what you’ve heard, the holiday season is soon upon us, and no matter you celebrate or what god(s) you worship, you’re likely looking for some gifts to give. Or maybe you don’t have any holidays coming up–but all of your siblings have birthdays in the next three months. Or you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet–oops. But no worries! Look no further. Books make great gifts because they are uber-functional, support a good society, teach the reader, and show you care–giving someone a book that reminded you of them, or that you think reflects their situation or hobbies is the best. 

Here are 100 books–yes, 100– that would make great gifts this holiday season. 

We’ve broken them down into categories to help you–everything from graphic novels to young adult fiction to nonfiction to historical fiction to self-help and beyond. 

We hope you’ll find your perfect gifts on this list! 

Young Adult

  1. American Royals by Katharine McGee

  2. Most Likely by Sarah Watson

  3. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

  4. Jo & Laurie By Melissa de la Cruz and Margaret Stohl

  5. Grown by Tiffany D Jackson

  6. They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman

  7. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

  8. You Say It First by Katie Cotugno

  9. Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon

  10. Heiress Apparently by Diana Ma

Adult Fiction

  1. The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

  2. Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas

  3. The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett

  4. Impersonation by Heidi Pitlor

  5. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

  6. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab

  7. Happy and You Know It by Laura Hankin

  8. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

  9. Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

  10. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Historical Fiction

  1. American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton

  2. When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

  3. The Fountains by Silence by Ruta Septys

  4. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

  5. The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Robinson

  6. Atomic Love by Jennie Fields

  7. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  8. The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

  9. I Shall Be Near To You by Erin Lindsay McCabe

  10. The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu


  1. Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory

  2. In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

  3. Beach Read by Emily Henry

  4. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

  5. Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein

  6. Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

  7. Jane in Love by Rachel Givney

  8. The Roommate by Rosie Danan

  9. Well Met by Jen DeLuca

  10.  The Return by Nicholas Sparks

Graphic Novels

  1. Jo: A Graphic Novel by Kathleen Gros

  2. New Kid by Jerry Craft

  3. Fangs by Sarah Andersen

  4. Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt Ghosts by Dianna K Salerni

  5. The Great Gatsby: The Graphic Novel by F Scott Fitzgerald, et al

  6. Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds

  7. Maids by Katie Skelly

  8. Hey Kiddo by Jarrett Krosockza

  9. Dune: The Graphic Novel by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, et al

  10. Nat Enough by Maria Scrivan

Thrillers & Mysteries

  1. The Last Flight by Julie Clark

  2. One by One by Ruth Ware

  3. You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

  4. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  5. Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent

  6. The Three Mrs. Wrights by Linda Keir

  7. The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

  8. When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

  9. The Guest List by Lucy Foley

  10. The Chain by Adrian McKinty


  1. Big Friendship by Araminta Sow and Ann Friedman

  2. The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

  3. The Answer Is.. by Alex Trebek

  4. You’re Not Enough (And That’s Okay) by Allie Beth Stuckey

  5. Veritas by Ariel Saber

  6. Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon by James Hibbert

  7. Creating Anna Karenina by Bob Blaisdell

  8. Rage by Bob Woodward

  9. The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island by Scott Dawson

  10. HIstory’s 9 Most Insane Rulers by Scott Rank

Memoirs & Biographies

  1. A Promised Land by Barack Obama

  2. Live in Love by Lauren Akins

  3. After Life by Alice Johnson

  4. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

  5. Survival of the Thickest: Essays by Michelle Buteau

  6. Untamed by Glennon Doyle

  7. Book of Ages by Jill LePore

  8. Eleanor by David Michaelis

  9. This Is Your Time by Ruby Bridges

  10. Being Heumann by Judith Heumann

For Republican Readers

  1. Dare to Fly by Martha McSally

  2. Mind of a Conservative Woman by Marsha Blackburn

  3. Speaking for Myself by Sarah Huckabee Sanders

  4. Daughter of the Heartland by Joni Ernst

  5. Fortitude by Dan Crenshaw

  6. Everything Beautiful In Its Time by Jenna Bush Hager

  7. One Vote Away by Ted Cruz

  8. Justice on Trial by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino

  9. Above the Law by Matthew Whitakker

  10.  With All Due Respect by Nikki Haley

Self-Help , Business & Motivation

  1. The New Corner Office by Laura Vanderkam

  2. Unapologetically Ambitious by Shellye Archambeau

  3. Didn’t See That Coming by Rachel Hollis

  4. Dream Big by Bob Goff

  5. You Be You: Why Satisfaction and Success Are Closer Than You Think by Jamie Ivey

  6. Politicking While Female by Nichole Bauer

  7. Get Out Of Your Head by Jennie Allen

  8. Good Habits, Bad Habits by Wendy Wood

  9. Fair Play by Eve Rodsky

  10. The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey

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Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member