Like This? Try These!: Holiday Edition!

We all have those people on our Christmas lists. You know, the ones that are set in their ways and aren’t willing to branch out and try anything new. The good news for you is that there is enough variety to explore within their favourite genres! Here are five bestselling novels and their (perhaps) lesser-known but equally amazing counterparts for the reader on your list who knows exactly what they like!


The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window perfected the art of the twist ending and was arguably the most shocking thriller of 2019. If you’re looking for more books that are similar in style and twist, give these incredibly thrilling reads a shot!

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
I Know You Know
 by Gilly Macmillan
When The Lights Go Out
 by Mary Kubica

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network is an enthralling, wonderfully told work of historical fiction centering on female resistance fighters during World War II. If you’re looking for some other works of historical fiction that cover a similar time period and will give you all the feels, check these novels out!

The Home For Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
The Dutch Wife 
by Ellen Keith
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris


Killer by Doug Gilmour

Everyone has a massive sports fan in their family, right? That person may even be you! If you can’t get enough of the gritty realism of a good sports bio or if you’re looking to learn the surprising stories of your favourite players, look no further than these amazing books!

Cujo by Curtis Joseph, with Kirstie McLellan Day
The Big Fella
 by Jane Leavy
Born Into It
 by Jay Baruchel

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is an international bestseller and took the self-help world by storm seemingly overnight. Looking for some self-guided learning, but without the preachy bs? Check out these enormously helpful books!

First, We Make The Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson
Girl, Wash Your Face
 by Rachel Hollis
 by RuPaul


Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Who doesn’t like a good ol’ fashioned murder mystery with just enough inventiveness to keep you on your toes? No one in history was as good at keeping readers guessing than Agatha Christie, but these three books are about as close as you’re going to get!

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The Word Is Murder
 by Anthony Horowitz
The Mystery of Three
 Quarters by Sophie Hannah

There you have it, folks – a micro gift guide for all of those difficult-to-shop-for readers on your list. Are any of your friends or family getting any of these books this year? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

14 days until Christmas!


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