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The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Give the gift that gives more and keeps on giving!

Last Updated on November 5, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle

Welcome to The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the third annual BiblioLifestyle Holiday Gift Guide, that’s filled with book lovers gift ideas for everyone on your list!  The holiday season is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas!  So if you’re looking for a book lovers gift that will thrill everyone on your list, look no further than The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide!  We’ve got something for everyone on your list, from collectible editions to the latest bestsellers. 

As the holiday season approaches, book-lovers everywhere rejoice in anticipation of cozy winter evenings snuggled up with a new read. Whether you’re looking for a meaningful present or planning to treat yourself this year, we want to support your literary journey!  We’ve gathered the top books that would make a perfect book lovers gift that any reader would appreciate and be excited to receive.  So if you’re searching for that perfect book lovers gift that will fit each person on your list, you’ve come to the right place!

As I prepare to spread cheer and give the gift that keeps on giving (books), I want us to remember our local independent bookstores.  They are the backbone of the literary community and need our support now more than ever.  So, this holiday season, while you’re out picking up book lovers gift and more for your loved ones, don’t forget to shop local and support your favorite indie bookstore!  If you don’t have a bookstore in your town, adopt a bookstore you discovered online or on travels for all your book lovers gift shopping. 

2022 Holiday Gift Guide from BiblioLifestyle

About The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s no secret booksellers give the best recommendations, but I’ve put together a gift guide with some of my favorite titles from this year.  So whether you’re looking for your next great read or the perfect book lovers gift for a fellow bookworm, I think you’ll find some options in The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide that’s filled with book lovers gift ideas. 

Sharing is my love language, so if you like what I’ve put together in The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, or found the perfect book lovers gift idea please share the guide’s homepage on your favorite social media channels or directly with your favorite bookish friends!  Also, don’t forget to tag @bibliolifestyle and use the hashtag #bibliolifestylegiftguide in your posts so we can see what you’re gifting and reading.

I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!



2022 Holiday Gift Guide - Harper Perennial Olive Editions

Books from The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: 2022 Debut Fiction


  • What the Fireflies Knew by Kai Harris 
  • Vladimir by Julia May Jonas 
  • A Very Nice Girl by Imogen Crimp 
  • Nobody’s Magic by Destiny O. Birdsong
  • A Novel Obsession by Caitlin Barasch 
  • When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo 
  • Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou 
  • Probably Ruby by Lisa Bird-Wilson
  • Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda 
  • We Do What We Do in the Dark by Michelle Hart 
  • Little Rabbit by Alyssa Songsiridej 
  • Holding Her Breath by Eimear Ryan
  • Neruda on the Park by Cleyvis Natera 
  • An Olive Grove in Ends by Moses McKenzie 
  • Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine 
  • The Girls in Queens by Christine Kandic Torres 
  • Body Grammar by Jules Ohman
  • Sirens & Muses by Antonia Angress 
  • All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews 
  • The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty 
  • Paul by Daisy Lafarge 
  • Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell
  • The Impatient by Djaili Amadou Amal, Translated by Emma Ramadan 
  • Small Game by Blair Braverman


  • Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades 
  • Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors 
  • Cover Story by Susan Rigetti 
  • The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal 
  • The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon 
  • Hope and Glory by Jendella Benson 
  • Acts of Service by Lillian Fishman 
  • Every Summer After by Carley Fortune 
  • First Time for Everything by Henry Fry 
  • Last Summer on State Street by Toya Wolfe 
  • The Mutual Friend by Carter Bays 
  • The Catch by Alison Fairbrother 
  • Not Exactly What I Had in Mind by Kate Brook 
  • Keya Das’s Second Act by Sopan Deb 
  • Groupies by Sarah Priscus 
  • Nothing But the Truth by Holly James 
  • The Work Wife by Alison B. Hart 
  • The Making of Her by Bernadette Jiwa 
  • Perish by LaToya Watkins 
  • All That’s Left Unsaid by Tracey Lien 
  • The Old Place by Bobby Finger 
  • Out of Esau by Michelle Webster-Hein 
  • When We Were Sisters by Fatimah Asghar 
  • To Fill a Yellow House by Sussie Anie 


  • Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
  • How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu 
  • A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross 
  • The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller 
  • The Blood Trials by N. E. Davenport 
  • Just Like Mother by Anne Heltzel 
  • Black Tide by KC Jones 
  • The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi 
  • The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings 
  • Bindle Punk Bruja by Desideria Mesa 
  • Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott 
  • The Witch and the Tsar by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore


  • Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly 
  • Getting His Game Back by Gia De Cadenet 
  • Lease on Love by Falon Ballard 
  • In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer 
  • Set on You by Amy Lea 
  • A Proposal They Can’t Refuse by Natalie Caña 
  • A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin 
  • How to Fake It in Hollywood by Ava Wilder  
  • The Accidental Pinup by Danielle Jackson 
  • In the Event of Love by Courtney Kae 
  • The Make-Up Test by Jenny L. Howe 
  • Pride and Protest by Nikki Payne 


  • Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner 
  • Shadows of Pecan Hollow by Caroline Frost 
  • Beneath the Stairs by Jennifer Fawcett 
  • Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li 
  • Blood Sugar by Sascha Rothchild  
  • Are You Sara? by S.C. Lalli 
  • All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers 
  • WAKE by Shelley Burr 
  • Jackal by Erin E. Adams 


  • Tripping Arcadia by Kit Mayquist 
  • Sign Here by Claudia Lux 
  • White Horse by Erika T. Wurth


  • The Tobacco Wives by Adele Myers 
  • Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang 
  • Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane 
  • The Twilight World by Werner Herzog, Translated by Michael Hofmann 
  • Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter by Lizzie Pook 
  • The Scent of Burnt Flowers by Blitz Bazawule 
  • Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak 
  • The Circus Train by Amita Parikh
2022 Holiday Gift Guide - Falling Stars by Fern Michaels

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give Books about Books

  • How to Read Now by Elaine Castillo 
  • Rejected Books: The Most Unpublishable Books of All Time by Graham Johnson, Rob Hibbert 
  • Portable Magic: A History of Books and Their Readers by Emma Smith 
  • Great Short Books : A Year of Reading—Briefly by Kenneth C. Davis

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give Books about Wellness

  • Mindful Moments : Thoughts to Nourish Your Body and Soul by Deepak Chopra, MD
  • The Gospel of Wellness: Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self-Care by Rina Raphael 
  • Life Is Hard : How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way by Kieran Setiya 
  • The Vagabond’s Way : 366 Meditations on Wanderlust, Discovery, and the Art of Travel by Rolf Potts 
  • The Seven Circles : Indigenous Teachings for Living Well by Chelsey Luger, Thosh Collins. 
  • Coffee Self-Talk : 5 Minutes a Day to Start Living Your Magical Life by Kristen Helmstetter

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give books about Nature

  • Return to Nature by Emma Loewe 
  • Pig Years by Ellyn Gaydos  
  • Sacred Nature : Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World by Karen Armstrong
  • Pests : How Humans Create Animal Villains by Bethany Brookshire

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give books about Travel

  • My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy by Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin Hill 
  • The Amur River : Between Russia and China by Colin Thubron 
  • Imagine a City : A Pilot’s Journey Across the Urban World by Mark Vanhoenacker 
  • Empire of Ice and Stone : The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk by Buddy Levy

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give Home & Garden Books

  • Plants Are My Favorite People by Alessia Resta
  • You Grow, Gurl! by Christopher Griffin, C. G. 
  • 150 Best All New House Ideas by Francesc Zamora 
  • The Art of Living with White: A Year of Inspiration by Chrissie Rucker & The White Company 
  • AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home by Jeanine Hays, Bryan Mason 
  • How to Live with Objects: A Guide to More Meaningful Interiors by Monica Khemsurov, Jill Singer 
  • Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life by Marie Kondo 
  • Home Therapy : Interior Design for Increasing Happiness, Boosting Confidence, and Creating Calm: An Interior Design Book by Anita Yokota

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give Cookbooks

Everyday Cookbooks

  • Sunday Best by Adrienne Cheatham, with Sarah Zorn 
  • Homestead Recipes by Amanda Rettke 
  • I Dream of Dinner (So You Don’t Have To) by Ali Slagle
  • Snacks for Dinner by Lukas Volger 
  • The I Don’t Want to Cook Book by Alyssa Brantley 
  • Simple Pasta by Odette Williams 
  • Dinner in One by Melissa Clark 
  • Go-To Dinners by Ina Garten 

Vegan & Vegetarian

  • Mission Vegan by Danny Bowien, JJ Goode, EdD.
  • Cooking from the Spirit by Tabitha Brown 
  • The Vegan Chinese Kitchen by Hannah Che 
  • Listen To Your Vegetables by Sarah Grueneberg, Kate Heddings  

Regional Cuisine

  • Korean American by Eric Kim 
  • Arabiyya by Reem Assil 
  • Mi Cocina by Rick Martinez 
  • My America by Kwame Onwuachi, Joshua David Stein 
  • Turkey and the Wolf by Mason Hereford, JJ Goode 
  • Simply Japanese by Maori Murota 
  • The Mediterranean Dish by Suzy Karadsheh 
  • Rambutan by Cynthia Shanmugalingam 
  • The Siete Table by The Garza Family 
  • Diasporican by Illyanna Maisonet 
  • Tanya Holland’s California Soul by Tanya Holland 
  • The Woks of Life by Bill Leung, Kaitlin Leung, Judy Leung, Sarah Leung

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give Baking Books

  • Sweet Paris by Frank Adrian Barron 
  • The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook by Brian Noyes 
  • Simply Vegan Baking by Freya Cox 
  • Nadiya’s Everyday Baking by Nadiya Hussain 
  • Gateau by Aleksandra Crapanzano 
  • Savory Baking by Erin Jeanne McDowell 
  • Justice of the Pies by Maya-Camille Broussard 
  • Baking by Feel by Becca Rea-Tucker 
  • Delectable by Claudia Fleming 
  • Chicano Bakes by Esteban Castillo 
  • What’s for Dessert by Claire Saffitz 
  • Baking Bread with Kids by Jennifer Latham

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give Books about Drinks & Wine

  • Drink Lightly by Natasha David 
  • Vino : The Essential Guide to Real Italian Wine by Joe Campanale, Joshua David Stein 
  • Modern Classic Cocktails : 60+ Stories and Recipes from the New Golden Age in Drinks by Robert Simonson 
  • Cocktail Time! : The Ultimate Guide to Grown-Up Fun by Paul Feig

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give books about Society and Culture

  • Off with Her Head : Three Thousand Years of Demonizing Women in Power by Eleanor Herman 
  • The Bonobo Sisterhood : Revolution Through Female Alliance by Diane Rosenfeld
  • Emily Post’s Etiquette, The Centennial Edition by Lizzie Post, Daniel Post Senning  
  • My People : Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives by Charlayne Hunter-Gault 
  • Black Women Will Save the World by April Ryan 
  • White Women : Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How to Do Better Regina Jackson, Saira Rao
  • Cheap Land Colorado : Off-Gridders at America’s Edge by Ted Conover  
  • Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals : The Future of Food by Roanne van Voorst, Translated by Scott Emblen-Jarrett 
  • Screaming on the Inside : The Unsustainability of American Motherhood by Jessica Grose

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give books about Music, TV, Film and the Arts

  • God, Family, Country: Soldier, Singer, Husband, Dad—There’s a Whole Lot More to Me by Craig Morgan with Jim DeFelice 
  • The Lives of Brian by Brian Johnson  
  • Madly, Deeply : The Diaries of Alan Rickman by Alan Rickman, Contributions by Emma Thompson 
  • Martha Graham : When Dance Became Modern by Neil Baldwin 
  • Inside Bridgerton : The Official Ride from Script to Screen by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers 
  • Finale : Late Conversations with Stephen Sondheim by D.T. Max 
  • Musical Revolutions : How the Sounds of the Western World Changed by Stuart Isacoff 
  • On Writing (and Writers): A Miscellany of Advice and Opinions by C. S. Lewis  
  • Elizabeth Taylor : The Grit & Glamour of an Icon by Kate Andersen Brower

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give books about History

  • We Carry Their Bones by Erin Kimmerle 
  • Mussolini’s Daughter by Caroline Moorehead 
  • The Sassoons by Joseph Sassoon
  • The Tudors in Love by Sarah Gristwood

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give books about Sports

  • The Grandest Stage : A History of the World Series by Tyler Kepner 
  • One Jump at a Time : My Story by Nathan Chen 
  • Pride of a Nation : A Celebration of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (An Official U.S. Soccer Book) Gwendolyn Oxenham, Julie Foudy (Foreword by), David Hirshey (Edited by), Rob Fleder (Edited by), Roger Director (Edited by)
  • Pickleball for All : Everything but the “Kitchen” Sink by Rachel Simon  
  • Messi vs. Ronaldo : One Rivalry, Two GOATs, and the Era That Remade the World’s Game by Jonathan Clegg, Joshua Robinson 
  • Born to Run 2 : The Ultimate Training Guide by Christopher McDougall, Eric Orton 

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give Biographies & Memoirs


  • Lorraine Hansberry by Charles J. Shields 
  • Miss Chloe by A. J. Verdelle 
  • This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch by Tabitha Carvan 
  • Sister Novelists by Devoney Looser 


  • Hello, Molly! by Molly Shannon, Sean Wilsey 
  • Finding Me by Viola Davis 
  • We Were Dreamers by Simu Liu 
  • Mean Baby by Selma Blair 
  • I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy 
  • Scenes from My Life by Michael K. Williams, Jon Sternfeld 
  • Making a Scene by Constance Wu
  • Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry 


  • The Naked Don’t Fear the Water by Matthieu Aikins 
  • Grief Is Love by Marisa Renee Lee 
  • Dinner for One by Sutanya Dacres 
  • The Crane Wife by CJ Hauser 
  • The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Rojas Contreras 
  • Knocking Myself Up by Michelle Tea 
  • Year of the Tiger by Alice Wong 
  • A Visible Man by Edward Enninful 
  • They Called Me a Lioness by Ahed Tamimi, Dena Takruri 
  • Stay True by Hua Hsu 
  • The Family Outing by Jessi Hempel 
  • Heretic by Jeanna Kadlec  

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give Childrens Books

0 – 2 YEARS 

  • The Adventures of Qai Qai by Serena Williams, Yesenia Moises (Illustrator) 
  • CoComelon ABCs by May Nakamura
  • Dear Little Princess: My Dreams for You (Disney Princess) by RH Disney 
  • There’s a Unicorn in Your Book by Tom Fletcher, Greg Abbott (Illustrator)

3 – 5 YEARS 

  • Lizzy and the Cloud by Terry Fan, Eric Fan
  • Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend: A Friendship Book for Kids by Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
  • Busy Betty by Reese Witherspoon, Xindi Yan (Illustrator) 
  • The Little Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Rafael López (Illustrator)

6 – 8 YEARS 

  • Knight Owl by Christopher Denise
  • A Spoonful of Frogs by Casey Lyall, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator) 
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
  • The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator) 
  • I’m So Glad You Were Born: Celebrating Who You Are by Ainsley Earhardt, Kim Barnes (Illustrator)
  • Paletero Man / ¡Qué Paletero tan Cool! (Bilingual Spanish-English) by Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Dr. Carmen Tafolla (Translator)

9 – 12 YEARS 

  • The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
  • Map of Flames by Lisa McMann
  • Odder by Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illustrator) 
  • Dust & Grim by Chuck Wendig 

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give Teen & YA Books

  • Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor 
  • Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah 
  • The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas 
  • Shades of Rust and Ruin by A. G. Howard 
  • The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum 
  • I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers 
  • Seoulmates by Susan Lee 
  • Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland 
  • How To Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy 
  • Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong 
  • The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park 
  • Eight Nights of Flirting by Hannah Reynolds 
  • Strike the Zither by Joan He 
  • Salt and Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho 
  • The Luminaries by Susan Dennard 
  • Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer
  • By the Book by Amanda Sellet 
  • Muse by Brittany Cavallaro 
  • Children of Ragnarok by Cinda Williams Chima 
  • Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell 
  • At Midnight : 15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined by Dahlia Adler 
  • Belittled Women by Amanda Sellet 
  • We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds 
  • Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give Journals & Workbooks

  • A Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: The Journal : 52 Weekly Sessions to Transform Your Life by Lori Gottlieb
  • The 3-Minute Journal of Joy : A Three-Year Record of Each Day’s Memorable Moments by Ink & Willow 
  • Meditations Journal : With inspiring, thought-provoking quotes from Marcus Aurelius Meditations Marcus Aurelius 
  • The Resilience Journal : 365 Days to Balance and Peace of Mind by Sandra E. Johnson, LMSW

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Book Lovers Gift Ideas: Give Cards, Puzzles and Games

  • Zounds! : A Shakespearean Card Game for Rhymesters, Rulers, and Star-Crossed Language Lovers by Thomas W. Cushing, Andy Tuohy (Illustrated by) 
  • The Tree of Imagination : A Wild and Wonderful 3-D Puzzle: 38 Pieces by Bob Staake
  • The Phantomwise Tarot : A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook (Tarot Cards) by Erin Morgenstern 
  • The Pasta Tarot : A 78-Card Deck for Delicious Divination (Tarot Cards) by Jeff Petriello, Rob Truglia, Lindsay Mound (Illustrated by) 
  • Papercuts : A Party Game for the Rude and Well-Read (A Card Game for Book Lovers) by Electric Literature
  • The Questions Hip-Hop Trivia by Sean Kantrowitz 

What books are you planning to gift from The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide?

Are you looking for book lovers gift ideas? Are you looking forward to reading or gifting books this holiday season?  Are you shopping for yourself or treating your shelf?



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