5 Books Worth Giving

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‘Tis the season for giving, and what better gift than a book? I prefer the old-fashioned kind that kills trees, but whether your recipients do digital or paper, here are my top read recommendations for this holiday season.

The Age of Miracles

for the fiction lover

One of the most captivating books I’ve encountered in a long time. This coming of age story is set into motion by a simple but provocative question: what would happen if the Earth’s rotation slowed? Answered through the eyes of young girl, this was my favorite read of the year.


The Female BrainĀ 

for the science junkie, expectant parent, or human behaviorĀ enthusiast

Why do teenage girls talk on the phone so much? Why do baby girls look at faces more than baby boys? This book is a fascinating study of the female brain from in-utero through maturity. Also check out the companion book, The Male Brain.

Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation

for entrepreneurial types

In a word? Fascinating! Sally Hogshead will change the way you see the world, and yourself, with this book. She outlines 7 fascination triggers and how they work in the world, from advertising to social behavior. And yup, she’ll even tell you how you fascinate.


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

required reading for all humans

Taken to heart, this book is a game changer. I love this one because the message is powerful and the suggestions effective, but it doesn’t read like a hippy-dippy self-help book. Very grounded.


Guardians of Being

for the animal lover

One of my all time favorite books to read and gift. A collaboration between Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now guy) and Patrick McDonnell’s (the MUTTS comics guy), this book is a gentle nudge towards being and presence. Who better to help with that than your favorite animal?


Do you have a reading recommendation to add to the this gift list? Please add them in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “5 Books Worth Giving

  1. Great guide. Like you, I have such a love for books made from paper but I do love the ease of them being sent to my iPad. I guess I enjoy a bit of both, but if a book is special to me it certainly has to be bought in hard copy.

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