Thursday, December 9, 2010

Books I Liked This Year: Kind of a Gift Guide

Here are some book gift ideas:

If they like music and mysteries:
The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst. I was riveted, and I still wonder what really happened...

For someone who needs a practical Cheer-Up:
The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin.
Bright Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich

Funny books about religious questioning:

The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance
by Elna Baker
I'm Perfect, You're Doomed, by Kyria Abrahams

For anyone who likes funny ladies:

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee, by Sarah Silverman
How Did You Get This Number?, by Sloane Crossley
I Don't Care About Your Band, by Julie Klausner

For pop culture depressives:

The Big Rewind, by Nathan Rabin
Generation A, by Douglas Coupland
Juliet, Naked, by Nick Hornby

Smart-chick lit (also with music):

Last Night at Chateau Marmont, by Lauren Weisberger

Guiltiest of guilty pleasures:

Mini-Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella

Fun With bad grammar:

Teh Itteh Bitteh Book of Kittehs

Fun with etiquette:

Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work, by Tim Gunn

For sensitive surrealists:

The Peculiar Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender

For people who enjoy (non-sappy) spiritual poetry:

Love Letters from God
, translated by Daniel Ladinsky

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