12 Days of Christmas: Gift #3

booksBecause I’m a nerd and consider lying in bed with a good book all day to the most perfect use of time, this next gift idea is my favorite. It’s also, I think, one of the most meaningful. As a student again, I can’t really afford buying newly published novels and because everyone loves Donna Tartt and Elizabeth Gilbert, finding their new novels at a library results in a year long wait list.

Sharing a novel that has impacted me with a good friend is saying “Slow down. Relax. Get lost for awhile.” Moreover, how exquisite are these Penguin clothbound classics? These are the novels I would wrap up for dear friends (and sisters):

Jane Eyre for the individual returning to school to be a teacher (*coughAshleighcough*)

jane

Dracula for the thrill-seeker in your life or for your cousin still hooked on Twilight

dracula

 

Pride and Prejudice for the hopeless romantic seeking out their own Mr. Darcy

pride

The Woman in White for the person in your life who loves a shockingly satisfying mystery

white

Tess of the d’Urbervilles for your friend who loves Romeo and Juliet and other tragic love affairs

tessIf you’re the contemporary sort, this year’s New York Time’s Notable Book Review is sure to leave you with abundant options. Enjoy!

**Find Gift #1 here and Gift #2 here

 

Advertisements

One thought on “12 Days of Christmas: Gift #3

  1. Pingback: 12 Days of Christmas: Gift #8 | Off the Shelf

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s