Nothing quite looks the same this year. Working environments, social events, and even holidays. As Christmas shopping moves online, it can sometimes be difficult to gain inspiration for those picky and hard to please friends. Window shopping just isn’t the same through a computer screen. But fear not my friends, I’m here to let you know about some recent and upcoming book releases that will be a hit with anyone this holiday season!
Before reading on, please remember to shop local this holiday season! Try your local book seller rather than Amazon or large chain stores!
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline (released November 24, 2020)
“Days after Oasis founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday’s vault, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the Oasis a thousand times more wondrous, and addictive, than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle and a new quest. A last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who will kill millions to get what he wants. Wade’s life and the future of the Oasis are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.”
A Promised Land by Barack Obama (released November 17, 2020)
“In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.”
Adventure Stories for Daring Girls (exp. release December 15, 2020)
“This beautifully illustrated, full-colour hardback gift edition brings together a thrilling and inspiring collection of 15 classic children’s stories. These narratives from around the world showcase strong, charismatic, independent female protagonists who know their own minds, and make their own decisions.”
Home Body by Rupi Kaur (released November 17, 2020)
“Rupi Kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself – reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. Illustrated by the author, themes of nature and nurture, light and dark, rest here.”
Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give #0) by Angie Thomas (exp. release January 12, 2021)
If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison. Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.
7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week by Jamie Oliver (released October 20, 2020)
“Jamie has done his research to find out exactly what we, as a nation, love to eat. He’s taken 18 of our favourite ingredients and created 7 new, easy and delicious ways to cook them. We’re talking about those meal staples we pick up without thinking – chicken breast, salmon fillet, mince, eggs, potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, to name but a few. Jamie will share 7 achievable, exciting and tasty ways to cook each of these hero ingredients, requiring minimal time, effort and additional ingredients”