Chrissa Hardy
December 16, 2013 8:00 am

“If a book is well written, I always find it too short.” – Jane Austen

Oh, Jane. I feel you, girl. There will always be stories to get lost in. You can always take comfort in a beautifully told tale. In your darkest moments, you turn to books. Me too! If this is something you can relate to (or you know someone who can), then I know exactly what you need to buy this holiday season.

Here are the perfect gifts for the bookworms and literary lovers in your life. (Or maybe just do a little shopping for yourself. Promise I won’t tell.)

1. The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna from Amazon

Mixtapes with ’80s music, talking Pandas, father-daughter dynamics, and parallel universes are all major elements of this wonderful story. Our main character, Sophie Sophia has an eccentric physicist father who has disappeared. Sophie’s mom moves them from Brooklyn, New York, to Havencrest, Illinois, for a fresh start, and things take a turn for the weird. Sophie starts seeing things, like marching band pandas, just like her dad. As she discovers more about her dad’s research on M-theory and her father himself, Sophie opens her eyes to the world’s infinite possibilities—and her heart to love.

Love The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and The Probability of Miracles? Then you’ll love this too.

2. Paddywax Library Boxed Glass Candle Collection from Amazon

Enhance your book-reading experience by setting the mood. A good book. a hot cup of tea or cocoa, and a scented candle are the three components of proper reading ambiance. And as much as I love Yankee Candles, they just can’t compete with the library scent collection from Paddywax.

Scents include:

Charles Dickens – Tangerine, Juniper & Clove

Edgar Allen Poe – Cardamom, Absinthe & Sandalwood

Jane Austen – Gardenia, Tuberose & Jasmine

Leo Tolstoy – Black Plum, Persimmon, & Oakmoss

Oscar Wilde – Cedarwood, Thyme, & Basil

Mark Twain – Tobacco Flower & Vanilla

Emily Dickinson – Lavender & Cassis

3. Library Card iPhone 5 Case from Amazon

I mean, come on. This is adorable. This case fits the iPhone 5 and has a slim, hard shell with a matte finish. It even has date stamps on the inside!

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The holidays are a magical time. They can also extremely stressful. Escape the madness and curl up with Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. This compelling psychological thriller about a husband’s search for his missing wife will give you chills. Anyone you give this book to (and feel free to keep this as a treat for yourself) will be instantly hooked. It’s the kind of book that provides new clues each time you read it. The gift that keeps on giving!

Item sponsored by Crown Publishing

5. Banned Book Tote from Out of Print Clothing

This rad tote has 50 banned book titles, it’s made of heavyweight cotton canvas, and can hold your favorite reads and literary accessories. Geek out, y’all.

6. Novel Tee from Modcloth

Three reasons to get this tee – 1) It’s cute. 2) The stretch cotton fabric makes it super comfy. 3) Ron Swanson would totally approve.

7. Start to Fin Bookends from Modcloth

Proudly display your top literary escapes with these cool bookends!

8. Collected Works of Jane Austen from Modcloth

 

One book, four classic novels. Also, it’s purty. Read it, and when you’re not reading it, feel free to just gaze fondly at it.

Happy holidays, fellow bookworms!

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