Holiday Shopping Guide 2016

I would hope that you are nearly done shopping for family and friends, but in case you haven’t found that perfect bookish gift just yet, I have a few goodies for you to consider.

Dogs and Their People. “It is just a delightful and fun book. There are recipes for dog biscuits and more. It has the funniest pictures of pooches around, and the stories in these pages are endearing. They even brought to mind some of my own dog stories. From the pictures to the stories and the checklists and recipes, this book is a must have for any dog lover.” — from my review.

For history buffs and those that want to learn more about the Civil Rights movement from a personal perspective, I highly recommend John Lewis’s trilogy, March. “The trilogy would complement any course on the civil rights movement, offering a first-hand account of the violence and hatred that permeated much of the south. It also stands as a testament to the power of love and peaceful protect in large numbers. Lewis’ books could make excellent book club selections.” — from my reviews.

When you want breath-taking photography, you cannot go wrong with Photographs from the Edge: A Master Photographer’s Insights on Capturing an Extraordinary World by Art Wolfe, Rob Sheppard. “It is a book that everyone will want to have in hardcover to cherish Wolfe’s art — to hold it, to view it up close, and to reach inside and experience the world through his eyes.” — from my review.

There are a number of other books I would also recommend, so if you’re looking for something specific, please do let me know and I’d be happy to offer some recommendations. And if you have recommendations for me, please do leave those in the comments below.


  1. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    Great suggestions!

  2. bermudaonion(Kathy) says

    Dogs and Their People is a terrific suggestion!

  3. Good list! I have actually been thinking of the photography book as a gift…

  4. Suko http://www.sukosnotebook says

    These books sound wonderful in their own way. Terrific “gift list”!