Bryan Dijkhuizen

5 Fantastic Books to Give for Christmas in 2022

It’s almost Christmas.

People find it hard to find a perfect gift for me. Usually, I tell them to buy a book or something that I can consume. I haven’t read as many books as I wanted to in 2022, but I own a lot of books.

Books are a popular gift at Christmas because they are versatile, affordable, and widely appreciated gifts.

Many people enjoy reading, and books make a great gift because they can be enjoyed by people of all ages and interests

So to help you this year, here are 5 books to gift for Christmas.

1. Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is a classic novel by Jane Austen that is often considered a timeless and enduring work of literature.

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The novel explores themes of love, relationships, and family dynamics, which are often central to the holiday season. It’s full of twists and turns, and the characters are well-developed and engaging, making it an enjoyable and captivating read.

And besides all that, it is a classic work of literature that has been widely studied and admired for its wit, humor, and insight into human nature.

Gifting a classic novel is a thoughtful and sophisticated gift that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

2. To Kill a Mockingbird — Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that has stood the test of time and continues to be widely read and admired today.

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It was written by Harper Lee, an American author who is known for her literary talent and her ability to create compelling and thought-provoking stories.

The novel is set in the Deep South during the 1930s and follows the story of a young girl named Scout Finch who witnesses the racial prejudice and injustice that exists in her community.

Through the eyes of Scout, the reader is able to see the impact of these issues on the lives of those around her and the struggles that people face in their efforts to stand up for what they believe in.

Therefore To Kill a Mockingbird is a good book to gift at Christmas.

3. Meditations — Marcus Aurelius

Meditations is a classic work of philosophy written by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

By Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, R. Graves — Private Collection of S. Whitehead, Public Domain,

Meditations is not just a good book to gift at Christmas, but all year.

It is a series of personal writings in which Marcus reflects on his own philosophy and the Stoic philosophy that he practiced.

The book is considered a classic because it presents a timeless and universal message about the human condition and how to live a good life.

It is a book that has been widely read and admired for centuries, and it is often recommended as a good book to gift because of its enduring wisdom and timeless appeal.

4. The Alchemist — Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is a novel written by Paulo Coelho that has become a modern classic and has been translated into over 80 languages

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It tells the story of Santiago, a young shepherd who embarks on a journey to find his personal legend or his life’s purpose.

Along the way, Santiago meets a series of characters who teach him about love, the universe, and the power of his own dreams.

The Alchemist is a good book to gift for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it is a beautifully written and deeply moving story that touches on universal themes such as love, self-discovery, and the importance of following your dreams.

It is a book that has the power to inspire and motivate readers to pursue their own passions and to live their lives to the fullest.

5. (Twelve) 12 Rules for Life — Jordan Peterson

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is a non-fiction book written by clinical psychologist and author Jordan Peterson.

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In the book, Peterson offers a series of practical and philosophical insights on how to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. The book is divided into 12 chapters, each of which focuses on a different rule or principle for living.

the book is filled with practical and thought-provoking advice that can be useful to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Whether you are struggling with personal issues, trying to navigate difficult relationships, or simply looking for ways to live a more fulfilling life, it offers valuable insights and guidance that can help you find your way.

The book has been widely read and admired around the world, and it is often recommended as a good book to gift to others.

Whether you are looking for a gift for a friend, family member, or colleague.

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