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Top Ten Books I Want To Give As Gifts

I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday post in awhile, and I’m extra excited to talk about giving books as gifts. I LOVE buying presents!

Ten Books I Want to Give As Gifts

harry potter boxed set books i would give as gifts

1 The Complete Harry Potter set — If you can believe it, there are sad people out in this world who haven’t read Harry Potter yet. It’s a shame and something I hope to personally correct. Also, if you EVER ever buy the HP boxed set, please be sure to get the crazy chest/trunk/whatever thingy it comes in!!

2Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi— I’m about to review this book this Thursday, and let me tell you- it’s made my ALL-TIME fave books list. I loved the mix of science fiction and fantasy. And not to mention- the romance is killerrrrr!!!

3Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder— A lot of people know Snyder’s Poison Study series, but not enough know about her Glass series. They are fantastic books and dare I say, BETTER than her first books!

4Incarnate by Jodi Meadows— This is another book that absolutely stunned me. I NEED other people to read this book not just because it’ll make them fall in love with it…but also because I need to talk to someone about this super interesting story. Totally unselfish, right? 😉

5Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen- I don’t know if it’s just me, but I love reading super romantic books around the holidays. Maybe it’s the holiday spirit or something…? Anyway, I would love to gift someone with this amazing love story!

6Matched by Ally Condie— I’m probably the last person in the world who hadn’t read this book. BUT, all that’s changed. I’d like to change the life of another amazing person by sharing with the shock, longing and crazy encompassed in Matched. Cuz nothing says Christmas like crazy.

7The Chronicles of Naria by C.S. Lewis— What the heck- let’s make this one the boxed set too. I would love to give these books to grade or middle schoolers cuz I think every kid needs to read this awesome series.

8Eragon by Christopher Paolini— Despite the less than wonderful reviews about Inheritance, Eragon is definitely worth-reading. One lucky soul would receive this fantastic book and get to read the subsequent sequels without the years and years (and years) of waiting.

9Divergent by Veronica Roth— I really tried not to list this one because, well…I’ve listed it everywhere. But for all those diehard Hunger Games fans who are pining for a good book, I had to do it.

10Little Women by Louisa May Alcott— Nothing says the holidays and giving like Little Women. I loved this book growing up and want to give this book to myself (I don’t have a copy anymore). I’d even read it aloud to my hubs…to his ultimate enjoyment, I”m sure. 🙂

To change this up a little, what books would you NOT give as gifts?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Gautami Tripathy

    Great gift choices. I am noting down a few of those. Do come and check mine too!!


  • Nikki @ Imaginative Adventure

    Loving your list! Incredible gift choices. Even though I already own all of the Harry Potter’s, I would still love to get a complete box set. Something so magical about them all in that box like that. And Matched and Divergent are two of my favorite Dystopian books, perfect gifts.

    My Top Ten!

  • Harry Potter is a great number one pick. I’d definitely have it on my list if I did one this time around. I always love reading first-time reader’s reactions of the books and it makes me jealous because I’d love to have that experience again.

  • Kate Fogelson

    I would have to be the recipient of Harry Potter, as I have *gasp* never read them. Though I do have the British versions sitting on my shelf as we speak…
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  • Divergent is such a great one to give out. I should really give Under The Never Sky another shot…it just didn’t resonate with me! Bah!

    And obviously the HP set is always on every gift list EVERRRR. Love.

  • Ems

    I loved the Glass series! You’re so right that not many people know about them. They should.

    Haven’t had a chance to read Incarnate yet, but I’m trying!

  • Ooooo I am so INTRIGUED by Under The Never Sky, as you mention fantasy and sci-fi and romance!

  • Ooooo I am so INTRIGUED by Under The Never Sky, as you mention fantasy and sci-fi and romance!

  • Awesome list, Lisa!!! I’ve only read the first Harry Potter book…and that’s it, out of your whole list! LOL I DO love the S&S movie with Hugh Grant, and I do plan to read Divergent and Matched and Under the Never Sky soon! 🙂

  • Narnia and Harry Potter are amazing choices to give as gifts! Especailly to younger readers just getting into books.

    ps: LOVE the HP trunk!

  • I love your gift choices! All of them are either books I’ve read and loved or books I can’t wait to read. And don’t worry, I haven’t read Matched yet…. and now I’m going to go and hide in a cave and read it, lol.

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