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Holiday Book Recommendations

As part of Indies First, I will be working at The Bookstore at Fitger's in Duluth, MN, on Small Business Saturday (11/30). I'm going to be there giving people recommendations for books to buy for holiday gifts! I have a few books I recommend again and again, and I thought I'd share a few of those here. This is by no means an exhaustive list (and I always forget something - usually one of my absolute faves!), but here are a few of the best-according-to-me:

Young Adult
Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins)
Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)
Jellicoe Road (Melina Marchetta)
Going Too Far (Jennifer Echols)
Sean Griswold's Head (Lindsey Leavitt)
Perfect Chemistry (Simone Elkeles)
Dirty Little Secrets (CJ Omololu)
The Boyfriend List (E. Lockhart)

Middle Grade
Breadcrumbs (Anne Ursu)
Bigger than a Breadbox (Laurel Snyder)
Harriet the Spy (Louise Fitzhugh)
The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)
Twelve (and all the other "Winnie" books by Lauren Myracle)
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series (MaryRose Wood)
Princess Academy (Shannon Hale)
The BFG (Roald Dahl)
Bras & Broomsticks (Magic in Manhattan series by Sarah Mlynowski)
11 Birthdays (Wendy Mass)

Younger Middle Grade/Chapter Books/Great for New Independent Readers
Ramona series (especially Ramona Quimby Age 8, Beverly Cleary)
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Judy Blume)
Puppy Place series (Ellen Miles)
THE QUIRKS (by Erin Soderberg - me - of course!)
Spiderwick Chronicles (Holly Black)

Adult
I don't read a lot of adult, but the best I've read lately: The Husband's Secret (Liane Moriarty)

Ageless
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
The Westing Game (Ellen Raskin)

What are your favorites?!
Later,
E.