Books make great Christmas gifts because many people have a few days vacation during the holidays to spend some time reading. Whether you are looking for a stocking stuffer or a Christmas gift for a friend, buying books as Christmas gifts is a smart choice. We’ve compiled a list of the best books to give as Christmas Gifts 2015.
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
If you were a fan of Kelly Kapoor on The Office, you’ll probably love Mindy Kaling’s latest book, Why Not Me? in which Kaling rips apart Hollywood myths and showcases the open and expressive personality you’ve come to expect from this actor/producer/writer. Reading Why Not Me? is pure indulgence; you’ll find out Kaling’s take on appearance, weight, Hollywood, celebrities and success.
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Light Between Oceans, the first novel of M.L. Stedman, follows the story of Tom, who returns from WW1 to Australia to take a position as a lighthouse keeper. He marries Isabel, spirited and headstrong, who joins him to live on Janus Rock, an isolated island. Isabel experiences miscarriages before a dead man and live infant wash up on shore, posing a moral dilemma for the couple. Can they keep the baby? The Light Between Oceans features exquisite writing, with luscious descriptive passages of the island and a clear presentation of the protagonists’ motives.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Girl on the Train is a fast-paced mystery thriller by Paula Hawkins in the same vein as Gone Girl, but much more compelling. Rachel, a troubled young woman, rides the train into London every day. She fantasizes about the people she sees in the houses along the train tracks and names one couple, Jason and Jess. One day, Rachel sees Jess kiss another man and shortly after, Jess is reported missing and Rachel becomes drawn into their world.
The Complete Brain Exercise Book: Train Your Brain – Improve Memory, Language, Motor Skills and More by Dr. Fraser Smith
The title of this book is a bit misleading since the book is more of a life management system. The book begins by describing all of the nutrients the brain needs for optimal performance, but goes beyond that to look at other factors that affect the brain such as our sleep habits, our work space. The books does contain brain exercises to strengthen it and keep it agile and the author emphasizes that variety stimulates the neuro-transmitters to create new pathways that keep the brain healthy. You’ll also find recipes that incorporate the foods that are most beneficial for the brain. The Complete Brain Exercise Book makes a great book to give as a Christmas present because many people are thinking about resolutions for the new year and improving one’s health is among the most popular resolutions.
The Martian by Andy Weir
Astronaut Mark Watney is the first person to land on Mars, but shortly after he and his crew experience a dust storm. Believing he is dead, his crew abandons Watney. Written with technical accuracy, this survival thriller will keep readers riveted. Find out why this book, which has been made into a movie starring Matt Damon, is number one on the New York Times Bestsellers List.
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