Season’s Readings: 14 Books For The Bookworms On Your List
Not sure what to pick up for that hard-to-buy person on your Christmas list? Books never disappoint, and we have suggestions for every type of bookworm on your list.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of 14 books that cover everything from thrillers to comedies for that hard-to-buy person on your Christmas list.
A blast from the past
Walter Isaacson, the journalist whose golden biographical touch helped humanize seismic minds such as Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs in bestselling books, goes back to the future with the original Renaissance man in Leonardo Da Vinci. Meanwhile, lovers of history-infused tales can sink their teeth into Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra, by best-selling scribes Anne Rice and Christopher Rice, featuring undead ancient Egyptians in early 20th century England; and Past Perfect, Danielle Steele’s novel of two families – one modern and one from a century earlier – who transcend time and the afterlife to share a home.
A futuristic frolic
From Andy Weir, author of The Martian – later adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Matt Damon – comes Artemis, about a petty criminal prepping for the ultimate heist while living in the first city on the moon.
Forget Insta-celebs and pop stars du jour and try a couple who’ve lasted 50 years in Hollywood – Suzanne Somers, 71, and Canadian hubby Alan Hamel, 81 – in Two’s Company: A Fifty-Year Romance with Lessons Learned in Love, Life & Business.
A good laugh
Laughter is the best medicine and a great gift, so comedy lovers will get a kick out of the stories behind famed institutions from Second City to Saturday Night Live, and the legendary talents who launched their careers there, in Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art by Sam Wasson.