I read a lot of SFF (science fiction and fantasy) so that's always a safe bet. I also enjoy non-fiction that's written to be educational and isn't very opinionated; the subject of the book doesn't matter so much although I often find myself tending towards history. I would like to read more non-genre fiction but that's such a broad category that I never know where to start. I like character focused fiction and older classics and more contemporary works are both fine.
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Don't get me e-books! Don't get me only SFF books, those are also the books I end up buying for myself and getting for free from publishers so I'd like to branch out this year. Some SFF books are fine, I just don't want ONLY SFF books. Don't get me thrillers, mysteries, horror, or books that heavily feature romance. Classic romances (e.g. Jane Austen, although I have her work already) are fine. Don't get me any non-fiction books that are written with the objective of convincing the reader to believe what the author believes, about any subject. Don't get me anything that is already in my LT library; I only catalogue books I own.
I like surprises but if you'd like some idea of things I want to read, here are links to my Amazon wishlists: Fiction: http://a.co/iuMYegL Non-Fiction: http://a.co/i7qc30a History Books List: http://a.co/iFt5djH Food and Cooking: http://a.co/hLdExB7 I'd prefer books that you've read and liked, even if they don't fit my preferred genres. Also, I prefer hardcovers to paperbacks and trade paperbacks to mass market paperbacks.
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seasonsoflove: Off the wishlist, for 75 Christmas Swap, Code Name Verity, The Night Circus, and Ella Enchanted have already been purchased. :) (Mon, 27 Nov 2017 22:12:27 -0500)
pammab: I'm a primarily SFF reader that picked up Haruf's Our Souls at Night this year, and I loved it. It's character-driven literary fiction, lightly drawn, and I found it just fantastic. (Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:44:51 -0500)
pammab: On the non-opinionated non-fiction trend: Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea has stuck with me in its geopolitical outlines and in particular insights. American Grace is great but quite long and a bit outdated; without other signs of religion interest it might not be a great bet to own (though I'd recommend the library). Never Say Die was also darn good at changing how I thought about aging, though it's not exactly a "happy holidays"-friendly theme. (Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:52:14 -0500)
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