What Books Are on Authors Gift List This Year?

Need ideas for gifts for your book-loving friends and family? We asked some of our favorite BingeBooks authors what they’ll be giving and reading this holiday season, and they shared the books they are gifting this holiday season.

I love reading books, receiving books, and gifting books! With so many amazing books to gift, which books are worth your money and worth your wrapping paper?

These authors shared with BingeBooks what books they are reading and gifting this holiday season. When in doubt, ask the experts!

Author Recommended Reads

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My Lucky Night by Olivia Spring

My Lucky Night: A fun, festive, feel-good, enemies-to-lovers Christmas romantic comedy novella: Romance Can Happen When You Least Expect It... (My Ten-Year Crush Book 2)

Lucy Score, the author of TikTok sensation Things We Never Got Over, says: “My Lucky Night was a short, delightful holiday romcom read by Olivia Spring, a super awesome British author I met in London this summer. This book made me laugh AND want to go out and buy a luxury hairdryer!”

Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

Things We Never Got Over (Knockemout)
And, of course, check out Lucy’s TikTok viral book and join in the “BookTok Made Me Read It” trend!

Gifts, Glamping, & Glocks by Tonya Kappes

Gifts, Glamping, & Glocks (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series Book 29)
Tonya Kappes, the author of the Cozy Mystery series, says, “Here’s me with my new December release that I’ll be giving away to friends and family for Christmas presents. Gifts, Glamping, & Glocks is a festive southern ho-ho-homicide mystery with all the holiday fixin’s that will make readers laugh and solve a few murders.”

A Heart Full of Headstones by Ian Rankin

A Heart Full of Headstones: An Inspector Rebus Novel (A Rebus Novel)
Thriller author Andy Maslen says: “This Christmas, I’ll be reading the 24th book in the John Rebus series, A Heart Full of Headstones, by Ian Rankin.

Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch and Strange Loyalties by William McIlvanney

A Laidlaw Investigation 3 Books Collection Set By William McIlvanney(Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch, Strange Loyalties)

I’ll be giving the Laidlaw trilogy by William McIlvanney, the godfather of Scottish crime, whom Ian Rankin cites as a major influence: Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch and Strange Loyalties. Plus the fourth book, The Dark Remains, which Ian Rankin completed from McIlvanney’s unfinished manuscript.

Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics)
And, as I spend my working year up to my elbows in blood, bullets, and gore, I like to return to an old favorite, Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens. (Which still contains a ghost story or two!).”

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr

A Canticle for Leibowitz
Scott Bartlett, a science fiction author, recommends “A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. I’ll be reading it just as soon as I finish up with The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton.”

Venetia by Georgette Heyer

Venetia (Regency Romances Book 18)
Regency romance author Audrey Harrison says, “Over Christmas, I am having a break from writing, but I can never be too far from the Regency world. Last year my daughter bought me a folio copy of Georgette Heyer’s Venetia. I’m looking forward to enjoying it during the quiet time.”

The Raven Song by Luanne G. Smith

The Raven Song: A Novel (A Conspiracy of Magic Book 2)

Fantasy author Jeff Wheeler will be reading The Raven Song by Luanne G. Smith.

Murder After Christmas by Robert Latimer

Murder After Christmas (British Library Crime Classics)

Historical mystery author Sara Rosett will be reading Murder After Christmas by Robert Latimer, A Trace of Poison by Colleen Cambridge, and The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman.

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

Women’s fiction author Jan Moran is sharing A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

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A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone

A Merry Little Meet Cute: A Novel

Contemporary romance author Meghan Quinn is giving A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone.

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