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Christmas Book Gift Recommendation List

Updated: Dec 10, 2019

Are you the type of person that gives the gift of books to friends/family at Christmas..??

Books can make the best gifts! I personally always choose to buy and wrap books for those who I know would love to receive a good read as a gift.

I have made up a list of twenty of the best books I have read and that I would give 5 stars to.

I personally have read all of these and as much as it was hard to limit my list with only twenty, as I could have gone on for a lot longer!! I would not think twice to gift any of these reads this year to someone as a gift as they are all absolutely fantastic.

There is a mix of genres and all are rated the highest 5 stars from myself.

Some are new, some have been published a while because you cannot beat a good story and if you haven't read it yet then it doesn't matter if it was published 2 months ago or 10 years ago, thats the bonus of a book, its as good as the day it was written no matter when you pick it up!

All the books are very reasonably priced so a nice little gift to give alone or alongside another.

In no particular order here is my top twenty recommended books to give this year. . .

  1. Caravel Trilogy by Stephanie Garber ( Fantasy ) £6.47

  2. The Corset by Laura Purcell ( Victorian horror ) £5.75

  3. Gone by Leona Deakin ( Thriller ) £5.75

  4. The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn ( Thriller ) £6.79

  5. Rules Of Magic by Alice Hoffman ( Magical contemporary Fiction ) £5.84

  6. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriaty ( Contemporary Fiction ) £5.84

  7. Sister by Rosamund Lupton ( Thriller ) £5.84

  8. Hearthstone Cottage by Frazer Lee ( Horror ) £9.95

  9. One Christmas Night by Hayley Webster ( Romance ) £6.46

  10. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough ( Thriller ) £5.34

  11. Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge ( Crime ) £8.38

  12. Daisy In Chains by Sharon Bolton ( Crime ) £5.19

  13. The Matchmaker by Catriona Innes ( Romance ) £6.47

  14. The Binding by Bridget Collins ( Historical Fiction ) £6.47

  15. Close to Home by Cara Hunter ( Thriller ) £4.49

  16. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell ( Victorian Horror ) £5.75

  17. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson ( Thriller ) £6.47

  18. The Man Who Didn't Call by Rosie Walsh ( Romance ) £5.19

  19. A Discovery Of Witches Trilogy by Deborah Harkness ( Fantasy ) £13.99

  20. The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine ( Thriller ) £5.75


Like I said this list could have gone on a lot longer but Its very late and I would not want to bore you... but I can guarantee all of the above will either have you literally on the edge of your seat or utterly lifting your heart.

Every recommendation above has a purchase link attached to Amazon so if there are any that pique your interest then just click on the title and it will take you straight to Amazon to find out more.

Merry Christmas and happy reading xoxo


Please note that whilst I have added purchase links to every book recommendation to amazon (as we all need a helping hand to cut corners at Christmas time) its always great to support your local bookstores, plus nothing beats spending an age just browsing the shelves in the quiet of a book shop, you never know you may find your self a new read you would not have thought to pick up browsing online :)

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