christmas gift ideas // books

October 11, 2013

I love books. I also love rainy days where I can sit at home with a hot chocolate and read said books. It's so magical how they can transport you into a different life, one that's not your own, where either the grass is greener (aka popstar autobiographies) or not so greener. (aka serial killer autobiographies)

And because Christmas is coming up - yes guys, please don't bury yourself in the sand, it is OCTOBER *shrieks* - I thought I'd make a list and a collage of the best books to buy every member of your family this festive season. Or next week if there's a sale on in Waterstones. Which there probably is.

Books featured:
1984 - George Orwell
It - Alexa Chung
Where We Are - One Direction
The Collection - John Green
1984 - For those of you who haven't heard of 1984, by George Orwell, it's a book which was published in 1948. Sounds ancient? Written about the world in 1984, it shows how Big Brother is always watching us and that we are all manipulated by the media until we don't know ourselves or our pasts anymore. Sound familiar? The TV show Big Brother was named after this book and that turned out to be the show that shaped a generation. It's scarily relevant and a book that can only get better with age.
It - Fashion and beauty bloggers alike have been looking forward to this book for absolutely agessssssss and I think it's a good read. Well, what there is to read of it anyway. It's not an autobiography, more like a mini journal and to be perfectly honest I think it's a poor substitute for 'The Goddess Guide' by Gisele Scanlon, but for Alexa fans and general fashion fans, it's a lovely way to spend a night, even if it is a little short.
Where We Are - I wasn't surprised to hear that One Direction had another book out, but was kinda sceptical whether it'd actually have anything in it. I have one of the 1D books and there's more pictures in it than text, which is disappointing baring in mind they do have a lot to talk about, from Simon Cowell and whether he really is a monster to whether Harry Styles really did love Caroline Flack. On top of that, they're the most popular band in the world, and have broken more records than The Beatles. Which really is scary. Where We Are is just the third in the book series of the money making five, and great for 1D fans. Not so good if you're looking for a cosy Sunday evening read.

The Collection - Everybody in the world and their dog seem to be obsessed with John Green at the moment, and rightly so. His words bring stories to life, my personal favourite being The Fault in Our Stars. This collection includes Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines, The Fault in Our Stars and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. A perfect box set for anybody who likes books that make them think, or make them cry. Or both.

What books are you planning on buying this Christmas?

 Love Olivia x


  1. Louise13.10.13

    I love all of John Greens books and recommend them also. My favourite is TFIOS, it's so sad!

  2. I'm definitely going to hunt down some of these books. Thanks for all the great ideas!

    Stephanie x


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