I'll start off with the ones I can and will give, then get the unlikely ones.
- An Undetermined Cookbook to my father. Now I know that sounds like I'm saying "You can't cook: fix it!!!" but it's more along the lines that he's got more interesed in cooking recently and- since he's a damnably hard person to buy for, I'm getting this. Problem solved, crisis averted.
- The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan for my brother. I mentioned when I reviewed The Lost Hero that I buy the Riordan books for my brother, but mainly because I also really like them. And I always buy them for him- only he doesn't know I read them. This was easy to decide!
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern for Hannah at Once Upon A Time since I promised I would. Everyone who reads this can bear witness to me saying this. I will buy it for her if she does not have it by New Year's Day. It's amazing and I know I'll enjoy feeling as though I'm sharing my adoration.
- Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings for Hannah too. She likes fantasy (or at least she's a really great liar about the fact she does) and I
wantneed someone else out there to have read these books and hopefully to love them. But I won't be buying it for her since I also feel special for discovering something I alone seem to love. (I'd probably buy these for every blogger I follow too. Someone else must love this!)
- Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings would also find it's way to her too. I don't think book one is really amazing, and this (book two) is what actually hooked me to the series.
- Horde by Ann Aguirre for Karen at For What It's Worth. This isn't feasible because (a) it isn't published yet and (b) and don't even know if it's written yet. Regardless, I'd like to reach into the future and get this for her. I'm sure she'd adore it.
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett for Tiger at All Consuming Books. On one hand, I'd like to buy this for most people out there since it's an amazing book. Yet, despite the film, I think it's kinf of unknown, which is sad. It's a great book, and I think Tiger is eclectic enough to not put it off.
- Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky to be bought an left on a train somewhere. It's so easy to love this book and be drawn into it. I'd leave it with a post-it saying "READ ME!" so that someone would try it. I'm sure they'd adore it.
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy just like above. Maybe this time on a plane since it's short enough that you could read a chunk of this on a flight and still be kind of hooked. The lack of actual chapters makes it hard to put down since most readers like stopping a set intervals.
- The Elegance of the Hedgehog for a director who could do it justice. I want someone to read this and at least make a stab of making this film. It's truly great, and I can't see how someone wouldn't love it. I know the film wouldn't be great, but I can only read this book so many times until it means unhealthy. I need another medium to enjoy it. Though he's not a director Adam (RoofBeamReader) would probably also like this!