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5 Last-minute gifts for the book lover in your life

5 Last-minute gifts for the book lover in your life

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Text: Brent Taalur Ramsey

From 'The Queen's Gambit' to 'A Promised Land', here's a list of last-minute gifts you can get for the book lover in your life

No matter what time of the year it is, books are always a good gift for the book lovers in our lives. But finding the right one can often be a challenge. Below, we’ve teamed up with our contributing writer Brent Taalur Ramsey to compile a fail-proof list of recent releases and must-reads guaranteed to satisfy the likes of any type of reader.

1. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V. E. Schwab

If your book lover isn’t already familiar with Victoria (V. E.) Schwab, it’s time they officially become acquainted. The Invisible life of Addie Larue follows Addie Larue as she makes a pact with the devil, trading her soul for immortality but cursed to be forgotten by everyone–until one day she isn’t. This novel is the latest marvel by a truly remarkable powerhouse of a writer.

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2. The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis

Like many of you, The Queen's Gambit was easily my biggest binge of the season. The Netflix miniseries was based on the 1983 American novel by Walter Tevis, which like the show, explores the life of a female chess prodigy as she comes of age in the male-dominated game, covering themes such as adoption, feminism, chess, drug addiction and alcoholism.

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3. Dearly: New Poems by Margaret Atwood

The first collection of poetry by Margaret Atwood in ten years, the incomparable writer behind The Handmaid’s Tale has dedicated this book to her partner, Graeme Gibson, who died in 2019 after a struggle with dementia. Her words address themes such as love, loss and the passage of time for an enduring read no matter the season.

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4. A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Former president Barack Obama recently topped the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards with his memoir A Promised Land, which offers an intimate glimpse into his historic journey from a community organizer to the first African American to be elected president of the United States. An inspiring read for those in need of a little non-fiction page turning.

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5. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

In this enchanting new novel by Matt Haig, Nora Seed finds herself in a library that contains an infinite number of books depicting each reality that could’ve been based on alternate choices made in the past. This is a beautiful narrative on how we must all find what is truly fulfilling in our own lives, and what ultimately makes living worthwhile.

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