Recommended books to give at Christmas

Recommended books to give at Christmas

Christmas is approaching and the dreaded time to buy gifts has arrived; feared because we want to surprise and that the gift is to the liking of that person. If she likes to read, a book will always be a good option.. It may be something you didn't expect or the book you were looking for or wishing someone else could give it to you.

Christmas is also a special moment, full of magic in which you can immerse yourself in reading stories or texts of any kind. that they make us enjoy the holidays, a period of the year in which many have a little more time to enjoy reading. Here is a selection of literary recommendations to place under the tree. Don't leave the gifts for the last minute!

Christmas song

We start with the Charles Dickens classic, feasible for both children and adults. This short XNUMXth century novel reads itself; It is known by almost everyone also because it has been adapted many times to the cinema in recent decades. Miserly old Scrooge hates Christmas and wants other people to ignore and hate it as much as he does.. One Christmas night, three ghosts will visit such an unpleasant character to teach him a lesson through different times and perspectives.

It is always a good option, which can be found along with other stories that are truly a delight. and a gift (pun intended) for all those who live these holidays with enthusiasm. Some other stories included as Christmas tales They are "The Chimes", "The Cricket of the Hearth", "The Battle of Life" and "The Bewitched".

Three wacky stories

A proposal for all ages from Margaret Atwood, the author of the famous The Handmaid's Tale. There are three stories starring three children: Ramsey, Bob and Vera. They are captivating stories that teach that one of the most important things in life is the value of friendship., as well as the courage that can arise from us in the face of adversity. Three wacky stories they are both literary games with alliterations that are opportunely illustrated by the Serbian artist Dusan Petricic.

Red Queen Trilogy

If that person has not yet started reading any of the three successful novels by Juan Gómez Jurado, this may be a good time. This is the series of thriller best seller in Spain where we will delve into the history of Antonia Scott, a woman capable of solving any crime. However, his expertise comes at a price, his own life. Discover his story in Red Queen, Black wolf y White king; The collection have already captivated millions of readers around the world.

Away from Louisiana

Away from Louisiana is the novel recognized with the Planet Award 2022, and written by the author Luz Gabás (also author of Palm trees in the snow); a good gift as a contemporary novel choice. This story abounds with love and historical decisions that make up fights between factions. The plot takes place in Louisiana, United States, at the time of its war of independence and at the time when the state was part of the Spanish empire. In this context, the Native American tribes also have to fight for their survival. The romantic touch is provided by Suzette Girard, whose family is a French colonizer, and the Indian Ishcate, from the Kaskaskia tribe. Away from LouisianaIt is a novel full of exciting stories and consequences for different nations..


The new novel by Arturo Pérez Reverte can be a good alternative to give away this Christmas; It was published last October. Revolution is another epic adventure of the author where the reader discovers the Mexican revolution from a story of youth in the that the author leaves an imprint of recurring themes in his books, such as fearlessness, complacency found in danger, loyalty and camaraderie. Pérez Reverte recovers an old family story, about a friend of his great-grandfather, who said that this friend, a mining engineer, was working in Mexico in the times of Zapata and Villa. This memory will become the trigger to start the story of Martín Garret Ortiz, a man who ends up immersed in an adventure that he would not have imagined living when he arrived in Mexico.

Fairy tales

Fairy tales is another novelty this fall (it came out in September) for lovers of mystery and the fantastic. Accompanied by Stephen King, the master of contemporary horror offers us his particular vision of a fairy tale, a lurid perspective with a flavor of fantasy. The plot stars Charlie Reade, a teenager who has grown up with a father who was carried away by the trauma of his wife's death. Therefore, Charlie has had to learn to manage alone, without a mother and with a father that he had to take care of. When he meets Mr. Howard Bowditch and his dog Radar, Charlie discovers an exciting and dangerous world in old Howard's shed..

Millennial Nostalgia: I Will Survive

Highly recommended for all who belong to this melancholy, precarious and disenchanted generation. You will make that person smile and you will introduce it in the memories of his childhood and adolescence: the game of mugs at recess, trading cards Digimon y Pokemonplatforms, tamagotchi, Magazine Super pop, Game Boy Color, The Simpsons, Harry Potterthe dawn of the internet, the summers next to the Grand Prix and those cybercafe afternoons with friends. Millennial Nostalgia: I Will Survive is the second part of the idea conceived by the account of Instagram of the same name. It goes on sale this November.

The Ickabog

From JK Rowling, The Ickabog It can be a success for children and adults who love the Harry Potter universe. Although it is a completely different story, they are books that share the magic that this gift that the English author has. This is his first work aimed at children, and it has beautiful illustrations work of the winning children of a drawing contest promoted by the publisher and by Rowling. It also comes bound in a beautiful hardcover edition. The story is that of a monster capable of frightening an entire town that lived happily and the feat initiated by two children who would never have imagined themselves in such a situation. A perfect gift for the Christmas season.

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