It’s a truth universally acknowledged that books make great gifts. If you’re looking for a gift to buy your bestie for Christmas, a birthday or just because (naw!) here’s a list to get you started:
Kissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys) - Amy Spalding
Described as Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist meets Easy A, this book is laugh-out-loud guaranteed.
Court of Fives - Kate Elliott
Court of Fives has everything you need – a gripping story, a killer protagonist and a super cool setting. Plus, the sequel is just about to hit shelves, which means no agonisingly long waits to find out what’s going to happen next.
Hamilton High: Lying Out Loud - Kody Keplinger
Loved The DUFF? This one is set in the same world and it’s just as good with a powerful story of friendship at its heart.
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
Steph Kingston is dead. Except she isn’t.
Before I Fall the movie will be hitting Aussie screens in April next year, so now is a good time to make sure your nearest and dearest have read this excellent and thrilling book. You know it’s never the same if you read the book after seeing the movie.
Breathing Under Water - Sophie Hardcastle
Twins, surfing, an Australian beach-side town, and something you’ll never see coming. You might want to gift this book with a packet of tissues – it’s a tearjerker!
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You - Ally Carter
This is book one in a series of six, which means if you and your best friend like it (you will), you’re set!. Also, they’re action-packed spy thrillers, books that’ll keep you gripped for hours on end.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor
Mystery, magic, and angels and demons like you’ve never seen them before. If you and your best friend are looking to get lost in a new world, this is the book that will deliver. And, with a new series hitting shelves next year, there’s no better time to get acquainted with Laini, if you haven’t already.
Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
Did you and your bestie devour Divergent and The Hunger Games? It’s time to get stuck into Red Queen.
Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo
This fantasy epic is described as Game of Thrones meets Ocean's Eleven and it contains more twists and turns than you and your BFF will be able to handle. Just make sure to borrow it straight after. Or read it first. Up to you.
Songs About a Girl - Chris Russell
A novel about heartbreak, paparazzi, backstage bickering, a boy band feat. cute guys, written by an actual musician… do we need to keep going?