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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the books that they think make ~perfect~ gifts. Here are their suggestions (you'll probably want to buy at least 10 to give to *yourself*):

    1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is narrated by Death, a surprisingly bittersweet figure who will wring tears from your eyes as he tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl in Nazi Germany with a burgeoning love of books.

    2. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman contains the full trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) so you can enjoy the entire saga of Lyra, Will, witches, daemons, armored polar bears, connected worlds, and the mysterious substance called Dust.

    3. The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers by Loren Bouchard will make your stomach rumble. Why? It contains 75 delicious, original recipes inspired by the cult show.

    4. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass is a memoir about the life of a slave. This classic piece of literature is considered to be a focal point of the abolitionist movement.

    5. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith focuses on Francie Nolan, who lives with her second-generation immigrant family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the turn of the century.

    6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is composed of letters from the main character, Charlie, as he navigates high school; it might cause you to say "in that moment, I swear we were infinite" — or cause infinite weeping.

    7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern follows the story of a mysterious traveling circus that amazes anyone who attends. The secret? This circus is actually a battleground for two magicians — who also happen to be star-crossed lovers.

    8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition written by J.K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay. This is a beautiful, must-have gift for any Potterhead.

    9. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is a thriller about the Sinclairs, a wealthy family who gather on their private island every summer. But what happened during the summer that (the protagonist) Cadence can't remember?

    10. How to Draw Modern Florals by Alli Koch acts as a how-to guide on becoming a world renowned artist. With an expertise in florals, of course.

    11. Wonder by R.J. Palacio is about Auggie Pullman, a young boy who is bullied at school due to a medical condition that has resulted in facial deformities. However, these hardships result in something much more important: true friendship.

    12. Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan serves as a reminder for new moms that the perfect parent doesn't exist — and this includes the mommy bloggers, okay?

    13. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K Rowling takes place in New York City, when a Magizoologist named Newt Scamander accidentally loses some of his fantastic beasts.

    14. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur is a book of poetry and prose divided into four sections: the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing.

    15. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs tells the story of Jacob, whose recently-deceased grandfather leads him on a journey to Wales. There, he finds a set of very interesting children.

    16. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson is a hysterical memoir that proves life's most difficult moments are also the ones that make us who we are.

    17. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak follows the journey of a young boy named Max, who has been sent to his room for misbehaving, but discovers his room has actually turned into a mysterious jungle. And it's full of...well...wild things.

    18. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina woman growing up in an impoverished section of Chicago: one that she is determined to leave.

    19. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is a French story of loneliness and love sure to resonate with you at any age.

    20. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah focuses on two sisters in German-occupied WWII France, and is narrated by one of the sisters in the present day. But which sister?

    21. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay is written as a series of essays that range from politics, feminism, and how our culture reflects those topics: spanning from Sweet Valley High, to The Help, to Girls.

    22. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho follows the journey of Santiago, a shepherd boy who leaves his post in search of treasure — and he finds one! Just not the kind he was expecting.

    23. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen chronicles his life and the evolution of his career, spanning from his New Jersey beginnings to his rise to fame with the E Street Band.

    24. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan is a posthumous collection of Keegan's writing, all of which capture the universal struggle of living up to our fullest potential. After all, everyone wants to change the world.

    25. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein tells the story of race car driver Denny Swift through the eyes of his beloved and steadfast companion — his dog, Enzo.

    26. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle is a fantasy novel about Meg Murry, whose scientist father has gone missing. To find him, Meg, her brother Charles, and their friend Calvin must travel by "tesseract", a fifth dimension.

    27. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald alludes to the concept of the American Dream as it pertains to several people living on Long Island in the 1920s. Among them, a private millionaire named Gatsby.

    28. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris is a collection of essays about the author's recent move to Paris, and his hilarious attempts at learning French.

    29. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett will make you CRY (it's unavoidable) with the story of Sarah Crewe, who has been sent to Miss Minchin's boarding school. When her wealthy father dies, however, her entire way of living changes.

    30. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro begins at a strange, exclusive boarding school where Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy become friends. What they discover is their purpose for being there — a purpose in which their own humanity is questioned.

    31. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi is a memoir about Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon who is diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. As doctor becomes patient, this question persists: what makes a life worth living?

    32. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis tells the story of four siblings who find a mysterious world hidden in a wardrobe — and what it contains is a world of talking beavers, a magic lion, an evil White Witch, and so much more.

    33. Cravings by Chrissy Teigen combines Teigen's iconic sense of humor with a whole bunch of delicious recipes you'll want to whip up immediately.

    34. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed is a collection of advice column inquiries with responses from the author. They're honest, funny, and powerful.

    35. Crazy Is My Superpower by AJ Menendez Brooks chronicles Brooks' life and former career as a WWE superstar. The most important takeaway? Her weaknesses are actually her strengths.

    36. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende follows three generations of the Trueba family, as well as the post-colonial climate of Chile. Magical realism and historically-based characters make this impossible to put down.

    37. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein tells the tale of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit whose life changes when the opportunity to save the world from a terrible fate arrives at his doorstep. In form of a wizard, of course.

    38. Crying on the Subway by Priya Solanki navigates New York City through the eyes of the author, an experience riddled with love, loss, and depression.

    39. The Book of Cheese by Liz Thorpe lets you explore the world of CHEESE, people. It discusses everything from Swiss, to cheddar, to the stinky Fromage de Meaux. There's also gorgeous photography (as a bonus).

    40. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is the classic tale of Holden Caulfield, a troubled adolescent (and now the ultimate icon for teenage rebellion) trying to navigate his way through early adulthood.

    41. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann takes place in 1974 and is narrated by several different characters, all of whom share an experience: witnessing a man walk on a tightrope across the Twin Towers.

    42. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume is about two girls who become best friends in the summer of 1974. Years later, they try rekindling their friendship by understanding what happened that last, fateful summer.

    43. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiller by E.L. Konigsburg follows the story of suburban-born Claudia Kincaid, who decides to run away to a much more interesting, beautiful place.

    44. Everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too by Jomny Sun is an illustrated novel based on the Twitter account, @jonnysun. It follows the story of Jomny, a lonely alien who's just trying to make a friend.

    45. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline takes place in a dystopian 2045, when Wade Watts joins a virtual "game" called OASIS. To win, Watts must solve puzzles made by the game creator — all of which contain references to pop culture from the past.

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