Continuing with the mini gift guide themed Friday Five from last week (Five beautiful gifts for Christmas), today I’m giving you Five books to give for Christmas. I love reading and books can sometime be seen as boring gifts but these five books are sure to be met with excitement!
Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People by Matt Hoyle
This book has over 130 portraits of some of the most hilarious people (Tina Fey, Andy Samberg, Rcky Gervais) and some cracking first-hand stories from them. A great coffee table book for the SNL lover in your life.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
In the same vein as Tina Fey’s Bossypants and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Amy Poehler’s book is full of hilarious stories and smack you in the face advice of the variety you actually want (and need!).
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis by Barbara Leaming
A fascinating book on one of the most fascinating and captivating American women of the twentieth century. This isn’t your typical biography. It looks at the life and times of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (better known as Jackie Kennedy and later Jackie O) through the lens of the PTSD she suffered as a result of the assassination of President John F Kennedy. An unusual look at the private side of one of the best known events of the last century.
Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy by Brian Alinger
We all know I love Star Wars, and this book looks gorgeous! It has unprecedented access to the LucasFilm Archive and has beautiful photography of the costumes from the original trilogy as well as concept art from the production and the work that went into the creation of some of film history’s most instantly recognisable costumes.
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
Creator of the wildly popular xkcd (if you haven’t seen it, go now. No really. It’s okay, I’ll wait), Randall Munroe has written a book to provide answers to the most absurd questions he has been asked over the years. Questions like ‘is it possible to build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?’ and ‘what if everyone on earth aimed a laser pointer at the moon at the same time?’ finally have their hilarious and well explained (with real science!!) answer in this book. It looks hilarious (and factual), I can’t wait to pick up a copy.
So there are five suggestions for books you can give for Christmas this year that are definitely not boring!
What books will you be giving as gifts this year?