With so many entertainment choices, it's refreshing to know that some people still read books. Be sure to reward the literature lover in your life this holiday season. Suggestions below include a collection of poetry, historical non-fiction, a thriller and a couple silly items for those with a sense a humor.
With so many entertainment choices, it's refreshing to know that some people still read books. Be sure to reward the literature lover in your life this holiday season. Suggestions below include a collection of poetry, historical non-fiction, a thriller and a couple silly items for those with a sense a humor.The Crown Ain't Worth Much by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, $16
Columbus native Hanif Willis-Abdurraqibexplores gentrification, race in America and other emotionally difficult issues in his first collection of poems, The Crown Ain't Worth Much. If you're a music lover, you will especially enjoy his "odes" to Drake, Kanye West and Jay-Z. And if you have ever lived in Columbus, you will recognize some of the settings.The Earth is Weeping by Peter Cozzens, $35
Given the recent Dakota Access Pipeline protests near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, it's worth brushing up on the history of relations between the U.S. government and Native Americans. Peter Cozzens' The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West provides an exhaustive account of wars, negotiations and colorful characters like Geronimo. Additionally, The Earth is Weeping is a response to Dee Brown's 1970 book, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which tackled the same subject matter. Cozzens strives to provide a more nuanced take on the "good vs. evil" narrative applied to westward expansion.The Girl on the Trainby Paula Hawkins, $16
A New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year and now a major motion picture, The Girl on Train has been virtually inescapable. While there are debates about the story's effectiveness, the premise of an unreliable protagonist is intriguing. And what hardcore book lover can resist pointing out flaws in film adaptations?Olde Book Pillow Classics, $24.99
Books aren't just for reading anymore. The lit-fan in your life will get a kick out of these book-shaped pillows from ThinkGeek. Choose from Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes and Treasure Island. Each polyester classic features original artwork and a quote printed on the back.Book Lovers' Old Books Soy Candle, $18
If your book lover's idea of Heaven involves spending hours in the library, prepare to make their holiday with the Book Lovers' Old Books Soy Candle from Frostbeard Studio. No, the candle doesn't smell like mildew. Think soft, sweet and vanilla-y.