Best Books to Buy as Christmas Gifts 2015

If you read my blog, you know I am a book lover. When I first started blogging, I put out my favorite books each year and I realized I didn't do this last year and wanted to share some of my favorites in case you are looking to gift a book to the book lovers in your life this year.

The best part is, I read books of all levels.  Ya sometimes when it gets slow at the library I do read kids books too, and I have my favorites for pretty much all ages.
Also, if you know me, you know I enjoy reading YA books that were written more for adults in mind than just teens.  So here you go a few of my favorites this year.


These were my 4 favorites this year, they have both great illustrations as well as very cute story lines to go along with them.  All the kids I asked, said they love them too:)

Picture Day Perfection by Deborah Diesen
How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan
Because I stubbed my Toe by Shawn Byous
I Hate Picture Books by Timothy Young

Kids Ages 7 - 15

A few of these books (series) have been out for years and kids just love them and all the books in the series.  Technically the Michael Vey book is considered young adult, but my nephew who is 12 and all his friends just love the series.  I see kids between ages 10+ loving the Michael Vey series at the library so I decided to add it to this section.

Captain Underpants Series by Dav Pilkey
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney
Dork Diaries Series by Rachel Renee Russell
Big Nate Series by Lincoln pierce
Michael Vey Series by Richard Paul Evans
(for both Young Adult and Adults)

These were my top 4 favorite YA books I read this year.  I should mention that Winter is the 4th and final book in a series.  The Heir is the 4th book in that series.  However, the other two books listed are the 1st books in their new series, with the next in the series scheduled to come out in 2016.

Winter by Merissa Meyer
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Heir by Kiera Cass
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

So there you have it.  I would do a section on just specific adults, but truthfully I haven't read many this year that I really liked enough to show off.  

Do you have a book lover on your shopping list this year?
Did my list give you any ideas?  Do you have other great books to add to this list?


  1. My kids used to love those Wimpy kids books. My husband just gave me some great cookbooks for Hanukkah.

  2. Nice! I'm going to keep these ideas for my niece and nephew. I read that Sarah Maas book a month or so ago and really enjoyed it!

  3. All of your YA books are on my MUST READ list :)

  4. I am looking for a book for my 16 year old niece about the history of Disney. She seriously wants to work there. Without breaking the bank for some of the collectible ones, do you have any suggestions?

  5. Great suggestions! I always like to send my nieces books but I never know what that group is reading. thank you!

  6. Perfect books to read and gift. Thanks for all of the fantastic ideas!!!

  7. Can't wait to check out those last 4! *-* I still haven't had a chance to get my hands on em'!

  8. Hi, Kristy! Just wanted to share my favorite book of the year. It's easy--it's always the one I'm reading now, which is "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maude Montgomery. I can't believe I never read it before, but I saw all the movies. I highly recommend. I love the language of the classics like this one. I wish we still spoke like that. And, oh, the enthusiasm and drama of Anne Shirley--priceless!

  9. Nice list! My 6 year old has read some of the Captain Underpants Series and loves them! Will have to check out the others!

  10. Can you believe I have never read Anne of Green Gables, but I have seen the movies my sister was addicted to them when I was younger, LOL
    I know what you mean about the language of the classics. One of my favorite books of all time is The Girl of the Limberlost, and the writing in it, is just something you could never get now days.

  11. I am late replying to this. But I know a few that are worth looking into. The Story of Disney by Adele Richardson. It's a good one about the history. Another one a lot of people kids/teens like checking out at the library is one called Secrets of Walt Disney World by Dinah Williams. That one takes you behind the scenes of all the mysteries and secrets in the history of Disney.

  12. Oh those Captain Underpants Series are super popular the kids just love them!

  13. I actually added Winter to the list before I read it, because I knew it was going to be a given that I would like it. So like you I still need to get my hands on that one, LOL

  14. This is awesome. I have a wide reading taste too. When I buy books for my friends' children, I almost always sneak a read first. :-)


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