What Books Make The Best Holiday Gifts? Bookstore Owners Give Their Picks

'Tis the season for giving and figuring out what to give people. May we suggest books? They're personal, easy to wrap and great stocking stuffers.

"On Second Thought" invited a group of Georgia independent bookstore owners to give through their recommendations for a spectrum of readers. 

Jessica Osborne from E Shaver in Savannah, Janet Geddis from Avid Bookshop in Athens and Charles Robinson from Eagle Eye Bookshop in Decatur all joined the conversation.


List of Recommendations: 

"An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones

"Becoming" by Michelle Obama

"The Family Tabor" by Cherise Wolas

"Fox Eight" by George Saunders

"Killing Commendatore" by Haruki Murakami

"Top Elf" by Caleb Zane Huett

"The Annotated Novels of Jane Austen" by Belknap Press

"Southern Discomfort" by Tena Clark

"These Truths" by Jill Lepore

"Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart" 

"Let's Go (So We Can Go)" by Jeff Tweedy

"The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations" by John McCain

"Fire and Blood" by George R. R. Martin

"The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version" by Peter S. Beagle 

"The Grey Bastards" by Jonathan French

"The Future Is Female: Twenty-Five Classic Science Fiction Stories By Women" by Lisa Yaszek

"Wild Milk" by Sabrina Orah Mark

"The Three Body Problem" by Cixin

"Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel" by Lee Child

"Check Please" by Ngozi Ukazu

"Nine Perfect Strangers" by Liane Moriarty

"On A Sunbeam" by Tillie Walden

"The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal" by Nick Seluk

"The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!" by Carmen Agra Deedy

"The Gentleman's Guide To Vice and Virtue" by Mackenzie Lee

"The Lady's Guide To Petticoats and Piracy" by Mackenzie Lee

"I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain" by Will Walton

"Breakout" by Kate Messner

"Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi

"City of Ghosts" by Victoria Schwab

"Salt Fat Acid Heat" by Samin Nosrat

"From Crook to Cook" by Snoop Dogg

"The Athens Coloring Book" by Katherine Dunlap and Maddie Zerkel

"Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of 80's and 90's Teen Fiction" by Gabrielle Ross

"Soul" by Todd Richards

"Abandoned Georgia: Exploring The Peach State" by Leland Kent

"Martina's Kitchen Mix" by Martina McBride

"Bibliophile" by Jane Mount