We’ve matched our best-selling reading glasses of 2014 with best-selling books from the New York Times (and some of our favorites, too!). If you’re looking for a genius gift for the bookworm in your life (or you’re ready to curl up by the fire this holiday season with a good read), these literary pairings are the perfect fit.
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
From the book by Gillian Flynn to the movie release, we can’t stop talking about Gone Girl. Pick up a copy of the novel and a pair of our Madden readers for the book lover in your life, and prepare them for lots of suspense and countless plot twists. Trust us, they won’t be able to put this book down!
2. How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson
If you’re looking to give a kick of inspiration, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World is your go-to gift. While wearing a pair of the scholarly Prescott readers, your friend will retrace history with Steven Johnson as he recalls how some of the greatest and most brilliant innovations came to life.
3. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
We can always count on Nicholas Sparks to bring us a heart-wrenching, yet unbelievably exhilarating, romance. Throw in a pair of feminine Laura readers with this present. Just don’t be surprised when the lady you give this set to gets lost in The Best of Me.
4. Burn by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge have teamed up again. This time the duo brings us Burn, an addition to the ever-so-thrilling Michael Bennett series. Give the gift of mystery with a pair of our Clover readers. See if your giftee can beat the detective to the punch and solve the crime first!
5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
When Cadence, a teenage protagonist, undergoes a strange and seemingly mysterious accident, a summer spent on her family’s private island turns out much differently than planned. Give We Were Liars with The Bates — and watch as the bookworm in your life gets tangled up in the web of lies surrounding Cadence’s accident.
6. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
After his #1 best seller, The Big Short, Michael Lewis brings us another book centered around Wall Street with Flash Boys. After discovering unethical practices, a group of men working separately on Wall Street decide to come together in hopes of changing the financial markets. Give this book with the sharp-looking Bishop readers!
7. The Lost Key by Catherine Coulter
Follow FBI agents Nicholas Drummond and Mike Caine in The Lost Key as they search for answers in a stabbing mystery on Wall Street. Give this suspenseful read with The Althorpe, and you’ll surprise someone with the challenge of locating the most important piece of evidence: the lost key.
8. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Award-winning author John Green tells Hazel’s heartwarming story of living with a terminal cancer diagnosis. When Hazel joins a support group and meet Augustus, her life changes forever. The Fault in Our Stars, paired with The Studio, will have the book lover in your life laughing and crying. Don’t miss out on this best-seller — get this gift set for yourself this season.
Have you read any of these bestsellers? We’d love to hear what you thought — share with us on Facebook! Plus, let us know if there are any you’d add to this list of must-reads.
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