Last Minute Book Gift Ideas for Christmas

christmas book-giftsIt’s nearly Christmas, and there’s no better gift than a book! This year, more than ever, it feels like there has been so much change and uncertainty in the world. Reading is a great way to pause and reflect, and to understand how other people see things in different ways. So here are five book-gift recommendations, just in case you need some last minute inspiration – four fiction books and some poetry…

Book Gift Suggestion 1

The Overstory by Richard Powers

Book: The Overstory by Richard Powers

A book for anyone who really cares about the planet we live on, and the vanishing habitats that we often take for granted. Read my full review here…

Book Gift Suggestion 2

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christi Lefteri

“told from the perspective of Nuri, a man who is fleeing the horrors of war with his wife Afra, who was blinded when a bomb exploded at their home, killing their young son. They leave Syria, hoping to join Nuri’s cousin, Mustafa, who has already made it to England, and their journey is fraught with danger” Read my full review here…

Book Gift Suggestion 3

Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks

Book - Paris Echo by Sebastian FaulksA book for someone who likes historical fiction… “Hannah and Tariq end up in Paris for different reasons, but they are both searching for something, and they are both haunted by the ghosts of the past… ” Read my full review here…

Book Gift Suggestion 4

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

A story about the telling of stories, full of mystery and doubt… “the real story emerges from the river itself – a story of, not one, but two, or possibly even three, missing children, a story of talking pigs, dripping ghosts, and magic tricks, a story of unimaginable loss and miraculous return, full of characters whose lives are inextricably entwined with the flow of the river.” Read my full review here…

Book Gift Suggestion 5Poetry from Cardiff, Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire and The Borders

Poems from Cardiff, Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire and The Borders

The perfect stocking-filler for anyone who likes poetry and has a connection with Wales. Read my full review here…