It’s that time of year! Books are a great gift for everyone in your life but how do you begin…we have you covered. Check it out:
For a friend – The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan.
This collection of short stories will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Marina was a gifted writer who tragically passed away after she graduated from Yale. Although she passed, her collection of essays was published in this book, her most famous one being “The Opposite of Loneliness”. These essays are beautifully written, thoughtful, and will make anyone reading it feel grateful for all the experiences in their life. This is a great book to gift any friend – it’ll show how much you care!
For a significant other – Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling.
This is a book that everyone will find hilarious. Kaling is a genius actress, icon and now, writer, and it shows in her book of essays based on her life. Most everyone will find Mindy relatable in one way or another. Whether it’s her talking about her exes, figuring out how to manage her career in cut-throat Hollywood or anxieties about her image, Mindy breaks it down in this humorous set of essays that will put you or your partner in a giggly mood.
For family – Becoming by Michelle Obama.
If you want inspiration, family stories and entertainment all in one, Becoming is the book for you. Michelle Obama’s memoir talks about her life, career, time in the White House and, ultimately, what it was like raising a family during an extremely political era. She is an attorney, our former First Lady, daughter, mom and, most of all, leader. This book is perfect to uplift anyone in your family to show them that, no matter where you come from, you can make a difference in this world.
For a roommate – Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown.
If you have a roommate, this is a fantastic book to share with them! This book, no matter what age, will make you laugh at what Brown constitutes as being an adult. Although not all entirely accurate for every step of adulthood, she definitely does have tips that will make you a better roommate – and person.
For a coworker – Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg.
Sandberg has always been a powerful advocate for women being leaders in the workplace and this book perfectly encapsulates that. It gives great advice for how women can create fulfilling careers and stand their ground within the workplace. This book is great for women and their allies – you can’t go wrong with this one!
For everyone – A Promised Land by Barack Obama.
We don’t often feature books by men here at Feminist Book Club, but Barack Obama’s newest memoir is an exception we’ll gladly make. It is the perfect gift because it will make you feel every emotion possible. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll love every word he writes and be so excited for the next. This inspirational memoir is something that every single person can benefit from. And you’ll learn so much about his time in the White Office as well. This is a must read for everyone.
And if you’re still looking for a gift…check out The Feminist Book Club gift bundles!
From nonfiction to memoir to fantasy, you’ll find a bundle that is perfect for anyone in your life. Not only do the bundles have a book inside but they all have little goodies as well. If you’re stumped on where to start, check out the bundles in the Feminist Book Club Shop. My personal favorite is the memoir bundle – can’t go wrong with a good memoir, candle and cozy hand warmers!