Biblio-rific Gifts for Her This Christmas

If you’re looking for a reading gift for her, then look no further. These gifts are especially perfect for Christmas, however, they will suit as a perfect gift for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for something to keep her warm, a book perfect for any wife or mother, or cute stocking fillers, we’ve got you covered.

These beautiful scarves are a perfect gift for her during the cold season. They feature a range of different designs, so you’re sure to find one to suit her personally – whether she’s a Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings fan, or prefers a classic Jane Austen novel – they even accommodate to the GOTs, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who fans. The personalised scarves are even handmade, adding a special touch to the gift.

Literary Infinity Scarves

If you’re looking for the perfect book for a mother or wife, look no further. ‘Things We Left Unsaid’ by Zoya Pirzad is the perfect pick. The protagonist, Clarisse, is a stay-at-home mother, in her late thirties. The story is based in Iran, before the Iranian Revolution, and sees Clarisse battle with issues of motherhood, marriage, ethnic identity and love. Whilst the book is based in Iran, it reflects issues that any frustrated suburban housewife from the U.S. or UK would face – whilst also being heartfelt, touching and humorous – making the perfect gift for her.

Things We Left Unsaid US
Things We Left Unsaid UK

These butterfly bookmarks make a beautiful stocking filler for her. They come in a pack of 14, meaning there are a rainbow of colours. They feature a flower on each, topped by an elaborate 3D butterfly. They really do look gorgeous perched upon her book, to save her page.

Butterfly Bookmarks

We know that there’s nothing better than being cosy whilst reading a book – which is why these mermaid tail blankets make a perfect gift for her. What’s not perfect about lounging around as a mermaid whilst getting lost in a good fantasy book. We personally love the rainbow coloured tail – but there are lots of colours to choose from – so pick her favourite colour.

Marmaid Tail US
Mermaid Tail UK

These hoodies are also a perfect gift during the cold season for her – especially if she’s always stealing your hoodies! She can really flaunt her love for books in the ‘bibliophile’ hoodie – perfect for ‘a lover of books; one who loves to read, admire and collect books’. We also love the ‘Don’t talk to me, my favourite character just died’ hoodie – relatable to any book lover.

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Don’t Talk to Me

If she loves to relax and indulge whilst getting lost in a book, this Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Tray is the perfect gift. Whilst you may have seen these before, you may not have seen one with a cell phone tray and wine glass holder – with plenty of room for a candle. Most importantly, the tray features a reading rack – which is suitable whether she reads books, from her kindle or her tablet.

Bamboo Bath Caddy US
Bamboo Bath Caddy UK

This thoughtful music box is a cute gift for any of your Harry Potter fanatic females. It’s a very authentic gift, as it is made in the style of a traditional music box – it’s also handmade, with the Harry Potter logo carved on top. Once the crank is turned, the delicate harry potter tune will be music to her ears. There’s also a Game of Thrones and Beauty of the Beast music box featured in the shop, if that’s what she prefers.

Harry Potter Music Box

These tote bags are a uniquely personable gift for the reading addict female in your life. The bags discretely feature 20,000 words of her favourite novel, hidden within a beautiful design. You can also be rest assured of a quality gift, as each tote is highly water-resistant and feature a handy inner pocket. There’s a huge selection, meaning you can choose a tote which truly reflects her favourite book.

Alice Litograph Tote

This is a truly thoughtful gift for any of the women readers in your life, who love a good cup of tea. The gift features a beautiful book box, containing an assortment of 9 unique blends – providing 81 cups of tea in total. There’s plenty of tea to last a good few books!

Tea Story

If a new purse is what she is after this Christmas, we have the perfect gift for any Harry Potter fan. We love this Platform 9 ¾ design, but there are plenty of designs to choose from – including the Hogwarts Crest, ‘Mischief Managed’ and a Hogwarts letter design.

Harry Potter Wallets

We hope we’ve helped you find the perfect gift for her this season.

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20: October

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Another month has flown by and it’s time for a new Top 20. Each month we list your top 20 reads of the month, chosen by members of our reading group, The Cwts @ Reading Addicts.

This month we see the same book in the number 1 spot for a second month, it’s proven to be a massive bestseller and is now the top of our top 20 for two months running! Have you read any of the books below? We hope you enjoy the recommendations. Read More

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20: September

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Another month has passed as the year races by and now we’re into September and if you’re looking for some reading suggestions then we have the FRA Top 20, chosen by members of our reading group, The Cwts @ Reading Addicts.

Every month we ask the group members to let us know what their favourite read was from the previous month. Those results are then collated, giving us a top 20 recommended reads for the following month. Here’s September!  Read More

Obama Shares What He’s Been Reading This Summer

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It’s always interesting to know what any public figure has been reading lately, but even more so when that public figure also happens to have been the 44th President of the United States. Every so often, Barack Obama takes to his official Facebook page to let us know what he’s been reading and what he’d recommend.

Obama published a post on Sunday evening detailing five books, both fiction and non-fiction, that he’s been reading over the Summer. “One of my favorite parts of summer is deciding what to read when things slow down just a bit, whether it’s on a vacation with family or just a quiet afternoon,” he wrote. “This summer I’ve been absorbed by new novels, revisited an old classic, and reaffirmed my faith in our ability to move forward together when we seek the truth. Here’s what I’ve been reading: Read More

4 Brilliant Leon Uris Books

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Leon Uris (3rd August, 1924 – June 21, 2003) was an American author of historical fiction who wrote many bestselling books. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Uris was the son of Jewish American parents Wolf William and Anna Uris. His father was a Polish born immigrant, his mother a first generation Russian American.

Uris was six years old when he was first recognised for his literary skills when he wrote an operetta inspired by the death of his dog. He would go on to write many bestselling works, based around major political and historic events. Today we’re going to recommend four books you may like to try. Read More

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20: August

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Those who have been around a while will remember our Hit of the Lits feature, a top 20 of the books you’ve loved in the previous month. Well on popular request we’re giving this feature a reboot with a new name and a new layout.

Last month we created a poll in our reading group The Cwts, and that poll has run all month giving you the chance to add your favourite read from the last thirty days. With July now over we have our top 20 for August and here it is, the readers’ choice top 20 for August.

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Obama Reveals What He’s Been Reading Prior to Visiting Africa

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For the first time since he left office, the former President of the United States, Barack Obama, has returned to Africa where he spent time in both Kenya (his ancestral home) and South Africa. There he met 200 young leaders from all over the continent and made a speech to commemorate the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela.

Prior to his visit, Obama published a post on his official Facebook page where he wrote about his love for his ancestral home, and revealed what books he’s been reading in the build up to his trip. As you would expect, the books are from and about the continent of Africa and show what a diverse, historic, sometimes troubled, but also extraordinary continent it is. Not only has Obama recommended the books, but also provided a quick insight as to why he found them interesting. Read More

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