Thursday, November 22, 2007

Great Books For The Hoildays.

Whenever anyone ask me what i would like for a Christmas gift, my answer has always been books, even when i was a young boy. I still remember the thrill of receiving my first book, Moby Dick, as a Christmas present from a dotting aunt when i was about 10 years old. The excitement and joy was simply beyond words.

Unlike other gifts, books to me are timeless and i experience the same joy, if not more, when reading a book a second or even a third time round. There is just something about books, maybe it's their texture, the smell of printed paper, the visual impact of the cover or the promise of a wonderful journey, that make books so attractive to me. So, here is a selection of books from Amazon.com and with 34 per cent off books over $25, would make wonderful gifts for the coming festive holidays :

INSPIRATIONAL

Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full PotentialThe SecretYou: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty (You)
Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Yo...
by Joel Osteen
$11.19

The Secret
$13.17



You: Staying Young
by Michael F. Roizen
$15.60

Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning LifeConversations with God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1)Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)
Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, ...
by Tony Dungy
$16.19


Conversations with God : An Uncommon Dialog...
by Neale Donald Walsch
$16.29



Basic Black
$14.97




Become a Better YouFive Wishes: How Answering One Simple Question Can Make Your Dreams Come TrueDeceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food
Become a Better You
by Joel Osteen
$13.75

Five Wishes
by Gay Hendricks
$10.80

Deceptively Delicious
by Jessica Seinfeld
$14.97

NON-FICTION

I Am America (And So Can You!)Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life
I Am America (And So Can You!)
by Stephen Colbert
$16.19


Eat, Pray, Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert
$8.99

90 Minutes in Heaven
by Don Piper
$7.79

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a TimeClapton: The AutobiographyThe Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World

Three Cups of Tea:One Man's Mission to Pro...
by Greg Mortenson
$8.99

Clapton: The Autobiography
by Eric Clapton
$15.60

The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New ...
by Alan Greenspan
$20.99

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the BrainThe Glass Castle: A MemoirRescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish

Musicophilia:
Tales of Music and the Brain
by Oliver Sacks
$15.60

The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette
Walls

$8.99
Rescuing Sprite
by Mark R. Levin
$13.20



FICTION

Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club)Water for Elephants: A NovelThe Gathering (Man Booker Prize)

Love in the Time of Cholera(Oprah's Book
by Gabriel Garcia
Marquez

$8.97


Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen
$8.37



The Gathering
(Man Booker Prize)
by Anne Enright
$8.40

The ChoiceA Thousand Splendid SunsWorld Without End

The Choice
by Nicholas Sparks
$13.74


A Thousand SplendidSuns
by Khaled Hosseini
$14.27


World Without End
by Ken Follett
$19.25


The Almost Moon: A NovelThe Abstinence TeacherThe Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
The Almost Moon
by Alice Sebold
$13.74

The Abstinence
Teacher
by Tom Perrotta
$16.47
The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield
$10.20

*Related posts :
- August sizzling reads
- This week's bestsellers



5 comments:

Mark Dykeman said...

Certainly an interesting assortment of books. The Colbert and Clapton books look particularly interesting.

My Den said...

Hi mark,
Great to hear from you again! And you are right, Clapton and Colbert are doing extremely well and are among the frontrunners in the bestseller list.

By the way, do drop by my recently launched environmental blog - Third Rock From The Sun, if you can spare the time. Take care.

Keli said...

Wide array of titles here! Nice selections. I know, because I've read several of them. I think I'll finally read "Eat Pray Love," a title that keeps popping up wherever I go.
Thanks for tips!

My Den said...

Hi keli,
"Eat Pray Love" is a book i highly recommend. Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir of self-discovery struck a chord with many readers worldwide.

Thanks for dropping by and have a happy holiday!

Meghna said...

This looks to be an interesting list of must read books. But I don't know whether I may be able to lay my hands on them..... :(
Cheers!