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Holiday Reading 2018: A Nifty Gifty for Everyone on Your List

We can think of no more welcome gift than a new book. They’re fun to give and to receive and a bargain to boot! To help you get your shopping out of the way early, we present our Holiday Reading 2018 selections from the BW BookShop. So pull up a chair and start matching the… [Read More]

Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

We can think of no more welcome gift than a new book. They're fun to give and to receive and a bargain to boot! To help you get your shopping out of the way early, we present our Holiday Reading 2018 selections from the BW BookShop. So pull up a chair and start matching the indie titles that follow to the deserving peeps on your list.

After all, who wants to deal with Black Friday madness when there's leftover pie to polish off.

Young & Restless

Diary of a Snoopy CatHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by R.F. Kristi (The adventures of feline sleuth Inca and her friends, told as diary entries will captivate young readers, 8 to10. Proceeds of sales go towards animal rescue in developing countries.)

Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.comZana and the Space Pirates by Ky Adams (Resourceful girl of the future Zana, and her robot sidekick Ira, save the day in this illustrated series of early chapter books for young readers 5 and up.)

Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.comBilly Knows a Secret by James Minter (The latest in the Billy Growing Up series, aimed at helping kids 7 to 9 learn important life lessons/skills, this volume explores the burdens and responsibilities of keeping a secret.)

Mindfulness for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy & In ControlHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Carole P. Roman & J. Robin Albertson-Wren (Kids today are subject to pressures unthinkable even a generation ago and this book teaches healthy techniques, many of them contributed by kids themselves, to help them cope gracefully.)

Charlie the HorseHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne (Told from the perspective of Charlie, the son of a famous racehorse who dreams of following in his dad's illustrious footsteps but doesn't seem to be cut from the same cloth. In the tradition of Black Beauty, this is a must for young horse lovers 7-10.)

History Buffs

Lord Roberts' ValetHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Abi Austen (The true account of the author's three years in Afghanistan as a military advisor offers an unprecedented inside look into the madness that is modern warfare.)

Shot DownHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Steve Snyder (WWII history and aviation buffs will be riveted by this thoroughly-researched true story of the crew of the US B-17 bomber, Susan Ruth, which was shot down over Nazi-occupied territory. The text includes a wealth of historical photos and first-hand accounts.)

Broken ThreadsHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Ingrid Pfeiffer (In this WWII historical novel drawn from actual events, the author attempts to untangle her Italian family's web of secrets and lies, whose broken threads include a Fascist patriarch, his Partisan wife and daughter and, the US soldier in the secret service who mysteriously disappeared shortly after her conception.)

Thrill Seekers

Codename WildcardHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Diana MacFarland (Fast-paced and sexy historical thriller inspired by a true-life story and events, written by husband/wife team of insiders, follows the undercover exploits of young military operative.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

The Freeport Robbery by Michael P. King (The fourth installment of the noir Travelers series featuring charismatic husband and wife con artists who will keep you on the edge of your seat with their latest caper.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Net-Switch by Denise Baer (A dark, psychological thriller in the vein of Fight Club and not for the faint of heart.)

Whodunit

The Mountain Man's DogHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Gary Corbin (Mystery, suspense, romance, and intrigue combine in this tale of an upstanding forester pitted against the ruthless, corrupt power brokers in a small town.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Masks of Betrayal by Kent Sievers (Eugene Felix goes from hero to suspect literally overnight and finds himself on the run after connections are found between himself, a serial rapist and a secret gang of child abusers. Neither friends nor enemies can be trusted so it's up to him to prove his innocence and find the real perps.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Who Killed Little Johnny Gill? by Kathryn McMaster (A gripping historical crime novel based on a true murder case in Victorian England that is a real-life whodunit.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

The Renegade Spy by Mark O'Neill (The life of the German Chancellor is in the crosshairs of a ruthless and elusive assassin and it's up to Captain Sophie Decker of German Intelligence to stop him in this espionage suspense thriller.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Cold Comfort by Larry Darter (LA P.I. Ben Malone is hired to investigate the murder of a Hollywood star and prove her estranged playboy ex is not the culprit. Twists and turns abound in this gutsy crime detective series in the style of Phillip Marlowe.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

The Private Lie by Keith Dixon (Sam Dyke, P.I. is a man of integrity and scruples but his work pits him against those with few, if any. Expect action and intrigue in his latest case, the 2nd in this series of 'hard-boiled crime' novels.)

Hopelessly Romantic

Mittie and Thee: An 1853 Roosevelt RomanceHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Connie Huddleston & Gwendolyn I. Koehler (The previously unpublished love letters between Theodore Roosevelt Sr of New York and Miss Mittie Bulloch of Georgia, whose 1853 true romance resulted in a future US President.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

The Immortal Scrolls by Kristin Secorsky (In a love story that spans the centuries, the immortal Androcles mourns his lost Araceli until he meets a young archaeologist whose discovery of the scrolls revealing his life put them both in danger.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Kissed by Fate...That Unforgettable Kiss by Tamara Ferguson (Who can forget that first fateful kiss? Kate thought she could...she was young and she had plans. Now years later, realizing her mistake, is it too late to win him back before he's lost to her forever?)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Storm Warrior by Dani Harper (A modern woman and a Roman warrior enslaved for centuries under a Celtic curse become entwined when she inadvertently breaks his enchantment in this romance spiced with a pinch of myth and magic.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Undercover Siren by Ellen Mint (Action and adventure abound when a former Marine turned cop and an undercover spy cross paths in this fast-paced sizzling romance.)

All Creatures Big & Little

Paws in the PiazzaHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Jerilyn McIntyre (The adventures of a black cat named Harley who, after his family moves to Italy, discovers a secret cat society's traditions and magic within the ancient alleyways of Venice, will captivate readers 11 to 14.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

B is for Boston Terrier by Sarah Tregay (This beautifully illustrated picture book for early readers follows a day in the life of an adorable Boston Terrier named Buck.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Talking Tales: Catch That Chinchilla by Erica Graham (Part of a series of illustrated "Talking Tales" that target speech development and early reading skills through charming stories, as in "ch" for "chinchilla".)

The Amazing Afterlife of AnimalsHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Karen A. Anderson (Anyone who has loved an animal companion will be unsurprised to learn that they have things to say. The author, an acclaimed animal communicator, shares some of the wise messages she's recorded in her years working with clients that will inspire and comfort those who know that "all dogs go to heaven".)

Stir the Pot

Dr. Food Approved Cookbook, Simply Delicious Vegan Recipes for Healthy & Clean LivingHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Lorraine Huntley (The perfect book for anyone looking to adopt a plant-based diet or incorporate more healthy, plant-based meals in their lifestyle. Written by a dietician, fitness trainer and wellness coach, it includes nutritional information, cooking guidelines, and thoroughly-tested recipes.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken by Monica Bhide (Born into poverty, orphaned young and raised by Buddhist monks, the hero of this evocative novel is driven to save others from his fate. Will his recipe for the perfect butter chicken win him the contest prize so he can win his true love and save the world?)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Crack the Code by Nandita Godbole (For lovers of spice, this cookbook demystifies Indian cuisine by teaching you the fundamental flavor building blocks so you can recreate these classic recipes or improvise your own.)

Out of This World

The Perennial MigrationHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by D.M. Kirtaime (This post-apocalyptic thriller for teens/YA is set in the year 3010 when human society has split into an elite who prosper at the expense of those deemed expendable. But both factions' survival is threatened by predatory subterranean reptilians with a diabolical plot to seize control of the planet and exploit the humans as a resource.) Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Eden by Martin Roy Hill (A 6000-year-old Sumerian temple is uncovered in the Iraqi desert and the US army patrol sent to investigate is now trapped by mortar fire deep within the ruins. What they discover could rewrite the history of humankind in this modern SciFi adventure.)

Fields of RustHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Robert Gryn (Inspired by The Mahabharata, this epic space opera unfolds in a universe grown dark and cold with few stars left in a dark matter wasteland. Yet war and power struggles between the remnants of once great worlds rage on, even at the risk of annihilation unless an unlikely pair can change the outcome.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Dragon of Ash & Stars: The Autobiography of a Night Dragon by H. Leighton Dixon (Readers rave about this fantasy adventure that recounts the remarkable life of the dragon Stormfall, told in his own words, including his many tribulations and triumphs among  humans.)

DiamonesHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Massimo Marino (SciFi from a scientist who spent years at CERN that poses the question "what if we had to choose between a future with no past or to fade into a past with no future?" in an apocalyptic space opera about the ultimate fate of the human race.)

Comic Relief

The Crowded Nest Syndrome, Surviving the Return of Adult ChildrenHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by Kathleen Shaputis (A humorous guide to help those coping with post-parenting "boomerang kids" in the 21st century.)Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com

Forty-Two Reasons Why I Must Have a Motorcycle...Honey! by R. Lowell Hakes (The title says it all...will his arguments persuade her? Share a chuckle and find out.)

WoofiLeaksHoliday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.com by John Emmerling (The secret life of your dog is revealed by Max, a standard poodle who has seen it all, in this humorous, illustrated decoding of canine behavior for dog lovers of all ages.)

Holiday Reading 2018 is Calorie Free Indulgence

Holiday reading 2018 nifty gifty for your list by BookWorks.comThe titles gathered here are but a small sampling of indie books for all tastes that await you in our BookShop. We've made it easy to browse by category, so no matter which kind of read you or your giftees enjoy, you're likely to find a good match. Secret Santas, get busy!


5 thoughts on “Holiday Reading 2018: A Nifty Gifty for Everyone on Your List”

  1. Thrilled to be included in this list! Many thanks!

  2. Thanks to be included! What an honor!!!

  3. Profile photo of Denise  Baer Denise Baer says:

    Thank you for including me on this list. What a surprise on this Monday morning. 😀

  4. So happy to see my book, ‘The Amazing Afterlife of Animals’ on this holiday list! Thank you! I am sharing on FB now.

  5. Michael King says:

    Thanks for being included!

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