Happy Thursday, Savvy Readers! With just over a week to go until Valentine’s Day, I’m sure some of you are stuck wondering what to buy your special someone. Fortunately for you, I’ve gone ahead and done the hard work and put together the perfect list of books and Valentine’s Day gifts for everyone in your life! Whether you’re looking to treat a parent this Valentine’s Day, a friend, a love interest, or yourself, these perfect pairings are sure to make this a Valentine’s Day to remember!
Is there anything better than a hot cup of tea and a good book? I think not! A breathtaking novel about the ties that bind mothers and daughters together and the secrets that tear them apart, Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters is an intergenerational novel about family, duty and the choices we make in the name of love.
A binge-worthy book like Jessica Simpson‘s Open Book deserves a luxurious robe to wear while reading! Guided by the journals she’s kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining as Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles.
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series comes a hilarious and high-octane adult novel about a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who lives an isolated life in the bayous of Louisiana—and the raucous adventures that ensue when he crosses paths with a fifteen-year-old troublemaker on the run from a crooked sheriff. Perfect for your loved one’s commute, pair Highfire with this ceramic-lined stainless steel cup for a gift that’s adventure-ready!
Dulcie Bodsworth was the unlikeliest serial killer. She was loved everywhere she went, and the townsfolk of Wilcannia, which she called home in the late 1950s, thought of her as kind and caring. Only her daughter Hazel saw the real Dulcie. And what she saw terrified her. Written by award-winning journalist Janet Fife-Yeomans together with Hazel Baron, My Mother, A Serial Killer is a gripping and shocking story of a serial killer mother and the brave daughter who brought her to justice. Pair this page-turner with a pair of reading socks, perfect for anyone on your shopping list!
Anne White only looked away for a second, but that’s all it took to lose sight of her young daughter. But seven years later, Abigail is found. And as Anne struggles to connect with her teenage daughter, she begins to question how much Abigail remembers about the day she disappeared… An addictive, edge-of-your-seat thriller, Little White Lies will have your loved one reading until the candle wick burns low! Did I also mention that these candles also come in an array of scents named after Toronto neighborhoods?
Perfect for Valentine’s Day Owen Nicholls’ Love, Unscripted follows film projectionist Nick as he tries to understand the difference between love on the silver screen and love in real life. Pair this adorable read with a super-soft throw blanket (available in an array of colours) that your loved one can use while reading Love, Unscripted and while watching their favourite rom-coms!
Growing up in New York City in the 1910s, Luella and Effie Tildon realize that even as wealthy young women, their freedoms come with limits. But when the sisters discover a shocking secret about their father, Luella, the brazen elder sister, becomes emboldened to do as she pleases. Her rebellion comes with consequences, and one morning Luella is mysteriously gone. A beautiful tale of hope, courage, and sisterhood—inspired by the real House of Mercy and the girls confined there for daring to break the rules, pair The Girls With No Names with a gorgeous stationery set so you’re loved one can write you anytime!
Angie Watts once had what seemed like an idyllic life: a house in a small town in the English countryside with her beloved husband Steve and their three adored children. She never could have predicted how her life would one day turn out. When her oldest son, Liam, grows from a sweet-natured boy to a troubled teen, Angie’s world begins to crumble. Expelled from school and disappearing from home for days on end, Liam falls in with a notorious local gang. After arriving home one day to find their 5-year-old son with a syringe Liam has left lying around, Steve makes a rash decision that will have lasting repercussions on their family. Alternating between Angie’s blissful life as a young mother and her present-day nightmare, Home Truths is a searing exploration of the lengths one mother will go to survive and protect her children. Pair with this gorgeous family photo frame for a Valentine’s Day gift parents will love!
Well, that’s all I have for you today Savvy Readers! Tell me, which of these Valentine’s Day pairings would you most like to receive, and which one are you planning on gifting this year? Comment below or tweet us @SavvyReader.