A good book is the perfect gift…
And we’ve rounded up 7 of the best this festive season:
The Wangs vs the World (Fig Tree) by Jade Chang
Down-and-out Chinese immigrant Charles takes his wife Barbra, and his two teenage kids, Andrew and Grace, on an American road-trip, full of hilarious antics. You’ll find yourself looking at your own family with this amusing take on the ties that bind.
Bridget Jones’s Baby (Knopf) by Helen Fielding
Bridget’s life has never been better – she’s a successful single woman with a kicking career to boot – until a new dark haired stranger and a reappearance by good ol’ Darcy turns everything on its head. You’ll love this latest development in this well-loved series.
Secrets of a Happy Marriage (Orion) by Cathy Kelly
It’s Ed’s birthday and his new wife Bess is trying to show their friends and family they’re the picture of marital bliss by inviting them all over for a huge party – but the guest list couldn’t be more strange. A fun and witty novel from the Irish author.
Bone Meal for Roses (Head of Zeus) by Miranda Sherry
Placed into the care of her grandparents, six-year-old Poppy finds sanctuary in their immaculate farm garden. The years soften the harshness of the past, and now a woman, Poppy has found peace – until she meets Charlie. Charming local fiction.
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (HarperCollins) by Amy Schumer
This outspoken comedienne and actress makes her book debut, tying her signature humour in with anecdotes about growing up, and her rise to the position of one of Hollywood’s funny girls. Perfect reading for the holidays – it’ll have you in hysterics.
Vogue: The Shoe (Conran Octopus) by Harriet Quick
With over 300 pictures, this beautiful series, which profiles the history of women’s shoes, will have shoe-lovers drooling. It’s the third in the Vogue series, and makes for the perfect coffee table book.
For Friends & Family (Human & Rousseau) by Nicky Stubbs
A gorgeous collection of homely recipes, including orange syrup cake and mouth-watering picnic loaves, perfectly designed for sharing. You’ll find this one a staple kitchen aid.