Bookstr’s Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve only got a week to go until Christmas y’all, and that means that it’s time to rev up your Amazon Prime subscriptions and get a move on to checking off the remainder of your Christmas list before it’s time to shell out the extra dough for one-day shipping. This is a stressful time, and we are here to help!


We here at Bookstr have put together a little holiday gift guide with picks to satisfy everyone left on your list.


Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down


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At this point, with Netflix’s blockbuster sci-fi series heading into its third season, every family has a Stranger Things super-fan, and this book is the perfect gift for yours. This book has a faux-distressed cover, creating the illusion of it being a real artifact from Hawkins, Indiana. It contains behind-the scenes tidbits and interviews with cast members, exclusive photos and concept art, and a sneak-peek at season three.

Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda and illustrated by Jonny Sun


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Longtime followers of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Twitter account will recall the era in which Lin woke us up every morning and put us to bed every night with charming mini pep-talks, and now we can enjoy them all in print with this delightful book featuring illustrations by Jonny Sun, author of Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book. For the person in your life who could do with a little encouragement, this is the perfect gift.

Past Tense by Lee Child


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If you have a thriller lover in your life, they’ve surely heard of the adventures of Jack Reacher, who until recently was played by Tom Cruise in the film adaptations. That is, until he was condemned by Lee Child himself for being too petite to play the role. This book, the most recent installment in the Jack Reacher series, is a must-read for any Lee Child fan.

Bad Advice: How to Survive and Thrive in an Age of Bullshit by Dr. Venus Nicolino


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This book is an anti-cliche self-help book geared towards people sick of the endless stream of vapid “inspo” content. Everyone’s in the throes of New Year’s resolution planning at the moment, and this book is sure to ease some of that tension by demonstrating how to manage your expectations and actually create real change in your life.

Lose Well by Chris Gethard


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After you’ve created your list of New Year’s resolutions, it may be a good idea to get used to the idea that you may not accomplish all of them by the end of 2019, and that’s okay! This book will teach you how to fail with grace; Gethard approaches the idea of failure with grace and humor, and will show you how to take on setbacks and mishaps with gusto. We recommend this one for anyone you know who may be struggling with achieving their goals.

The Wild Unknown Journal by Kim Krans


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You may be wondering why we’ve chosen a journal for this list, after all, isn’t a journal just a blank notebook? Not this journal! The Wild Unknown Journal is fully illustrated, and features 125 prompts to keep you engaged and prevent journaling burnout. We all know/are someone who buys dozens of journals for the aesthetic, only for them to collect dust on the shelves; this book is a godsend for any journal-hoarder.


Harry Potter: Creatures: A Paper Scene Book


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If you need a palate cleanser after the unfortunate reception of The Crimes of Grindelwald film earlier this year, take this as your opportunity to revisit the magical world of the original Harry Potter series. This book features beautiful laser-cut paper scenes modeled after memorable moments in the Harry Potter films. This one is a great pick for the Harry Potter-purist in your life.


We hope that this list helps you finish up your holiday shopping! Check out Bookstr CEO Scott Richmond presenting these books live on BoldTV last week!