Books for your Christmas gift list
Our friends at the Emirates Literature Foundation are making your holiday shopping a bit easier for those booklovers on your Christmas gift list …
With the holiday season approaching, gift shopping is definitely on everyone’s mind as we all set out in search of the perfect gift for friends and family.
Books remain a timeless option, ideal for gift recipients of all ages, and excellent for people with a wide range of interests, and the person in your life who already has it all. Of course, making the right choice is not always easy …
Fortunately, our friends at the Emirates Literature Foundation have Following just a few suggestions. So read on and let the gift buying suggestions come to you.
Drawing with Rob by Rob Biddulph
Illustrator Rob Biddulph is the internet sensation behind the Draw with Rob YouTube channel, where he taught thousands of people how to draw cute little characters during the lockdown. This little activity book contains the spirit of all those fun and easy-to-follow lessons, but with the added bonus of additional illustrations and guides, making it a fun and colorful experience for anyone looking to get away from it all. screens for a while.
While all of Biddulph’s books are aimed at children, they would make a great gift for people of any age, especially if they are interested in art, illustration, or finding an anti-hobby. -stress.
Nadiya cooked by Nadiya Hussain
Great british pastry shop Winner-turned-TV superstar Nadiya Hussain returns with another cookbook, this time celebrating her pastry skills by showcasing recipes that will suit everyone, whether you’re a hesitant beginner or a seasoned expert. From cookies and cakes to puddings and pastries, Hussain is able to make the most intimidating dish completely accessible.
Similar to its Netflix series of the same name, the book is the perfect treat for anyone looking to step into the kitchen or maybe even improve their pre-existing baking skills as part of their upcoming New Year’s resolutions.
Dickens and Christmas by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
If you reread Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is one of the great Christmas traditions of your loved ones, then this book is perfect. Written by one of Dickens’ direct descendants, the book explores the beloved author’s relationship with the holidays and how he has sometimes centered it in his work.
This is ideal for any reader looking to find out how Dickens would have celebrated Christmas in his own life – and especially at the height of his glory – and how his writing impacted the way people celebrate holidays around the world. whole. It’s easy to follow and full of fascinating facts and will make a great addition to any home library.
Rabbit Hole by Mark Billingham
Although Billingham’s latest novel is not part of his hugely popular Tom Thorne book series, it is a fast-paced standalone thriller, making it the perfect gift for anyone looking to immerse themselves in a last book before the end of the year. or someone who is just a fan of a good mystery. The novel is set in a psychiatric ward, where former police officer Alice Armitage tries to figure out who is trying to kill her fellow patients – in case they decide to come over for. her following.
Billingham is in great shape with Rabbit hole as he skillfully mixes a captivating and intricately plotted mystery with a healthy dose of humor that will keep readers on the edge of their seat and laughing throughout.
The garden of Sean Michael Wilson and Fumio Obata
Reading is a pleasant escape from the pressures of everyday life, and Wilson and Obata’s graphic novel is a prime example. It tells the story of a woman named Joanna, who takes a break from her fast-paced job at a financial firm and travels to Japan in search of meaning.
Once there, she discovers the art of meditation and Zen gardening, two practices that she tries to bring back with her as she tries to continue her path towards healing and maintaining inner peace. Wilson’s writing is calm and graceful, gently stimulating the narrative, while Obata’s manga-inspired style is lush and elegant, capturing Joanna’s growing unease and dissatisfaction, as well as her growth and eventual path to life. happiness.
Where does Nikita Gill’s hope come from?
Most people recognize Nikita Gill from her popular poems on Instagram, but her latest poetry collection is a must-have. It’s for anyone looking to feel recharged and motivated for the year ahead, or just hoping to find a silver lining from the here and now.
Drawing on her own feelings at the start of the pandemic, Gill crafted a beautiful ode to the human spirit and its ability to overcome difficult times. While the collection works as a whole and can be easily read in one sitting, each poem also works on its own, allowing for long breaks where readers can savor them. A perfect stocking filler that’s intended to charm even the most reluctant poetry readers.
How To Spend A Trillion Dollars By Rowan Hooper
Money might not make the world go round, but it could solve a lot of his problems – at least that’s what Rowan Hooper assumes in his latest book.
Hooper examines some of the biggest problems affecting our world today, and explores solutions with experts in the field, to develop a plan for how humanity could be successful. It’s an educational and eye-opening read from one of the best science writers working today, written in a clear tone, engaging, and easy to follow. Great for anyone who prefers to read non-fiction or is looking for ways to get involved in making this world a better place for all of us. After all, it’s giving season!
If you enjoyed this bookish feature on Holiday Giveaways from Nivea Serrao, Website Content Manager at the Emirates Literature Foundation, check out more of her reviews on it. Blog. You can listen to the latest episode of the book club without limits for recommendations on the best books of 2021 from the Foundation team and local author, Annabel Kantaria. You can also follow the team on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep you informed of Festival news and Foundation events.
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