Gifts for Book Lovers

Do the people you love, love to read? Sure they do! Delight your friends and family with the gift of books. Your Fairborn Community Library team is happy to offer these recommendations.


Serene suggests:

50 Hikes in Ohio, by Ralph Ramey.

This book identifies tried-and-true trails, and offers a solid overview of hidden gem hikes with maps and descriptions. It's a great gift for anyone who likes getting outside!


Abby advises:

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Highly addictive, beautifully written, inclusive, and a captivating story of fame and love in the 1960s. It's perfect for anyone who loves old Hollywood, realistic fiction, or just wants a fast-paced book.


Jessica suggests:

Magic for Liars, by Sarah Gailey.

This is a fun and compelling PI mystery that is set in a magic school. The mashup of mystery and fantasy makes this an ideal pick for fans of both genres.


Jessica also recommends:

A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons, by Ben Folds.

This is a great pick for fans of Ben Folds, or any music. He chronicles his life and his career in the music industry and the lessons he’s learned along the way. The audiobook is also great because he narrates it himself.


Ann suggests:

The New American Herbal, by Stephen Orr.

I’m planning an herb garden, and this book has helped me know what might and might not flourish in my plot. It’s a good resource for home cooks and gardeners.


Carol loves:

The War That Saved My Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

Here’s a gripping story about a girl who saves herself, not only from war, but from a neglectful mother. Themes of home, family, and courage make this a favorite novel for older kids and teens. A disabled heroine adds even more interest and depth to the story.


Rick recommends:

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, by David McCullough.

A great read for anyone interested in the opening of the Northwest Territory after the Revolutionary War ended.


Kaila recommends:

Most Wanted, by Lisa Scottoline.

This book makes you think, and you just can’t put it down. What if you were pregnant, and suddenly found out that your sperm donor had been arrested for murder!


Carol recommends:

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer.

This futuristic thriller combines cyborgs and fairy tales. Teens have made this one of our top circulating books for good reason. The characters are great!


And for young children, Ann suggests:

Petra, by Marianna Coppo.

Petra is merely a rock. Except when she is a whale! Or an egg. Or whatever she becomes as she is moved through the world. This picture book invites young children to imagine themselves triumphant, even when they are small and tumbled about by powerful forces. "Whatever I become, I’m bound to be amazing," declares Petra. And so she is!


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