Holiday Gift Guide: for the bookish fashionista

Here on my blog, I get to combine some of the things I love the most, like books and fashion and travel. I like to emphasize one’s ability to enrich their life through art, travel, and self-expression, and I also like to rate and review the things I’ve loved and hated. So here’s my Holiday Gift Guide for girls like me: those who love a good book, an amazing pair of shoes, a new destination, and an optimistic attitude. 😉

Most of these things on my list are things I’ve bought or been gifted, but some of them are on my real life wish list this season! I hope you find some inspiration for the special people in your life, or even some new things to put on your own wish list this year. The holidays aren’t about giving/getting presents, but there’s no harm in wishing for a few nice things in your life. So here’s my Holiday Gift Guide:

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Book Lust: Christmas wish list!

Books are my favorite presents. Here’s what’s on my list this year:


The Rook by Daniel O’Malley is about a woman named Myfanwy Thomas, who wakes up in a London park, her memory gone, surrounded by dead bodies. She discovers she is something called a rook—a secret agent that protects the world from the supernatural forces. NEED.

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick is one of his most well-known and best-loved novels, about what would have happened if the United States had lost World War II. The entire country is now occupied by either Nazi German or Imperial Japanese forces. You may also recognize this story from the show that was adapted from the book, or from the show’s highly questionable marketing campaign that involved wrapping the shuttle train in New York with Nazi propaganda symbols. That was probably not the smartest move. But the book sounds amazing.

Finally, The King is Dead is by one of my favorite historians, Suzannah Lipscomb. In this book, she explores, explains, and analyzes the last will and testament of Henry VIII. As you may know, I love studying Tudor history, so this book is a must-have!

What’s on your wishlist this holiday season? And a very happy Hanukkah to anyone celebrating this week!