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Share The Love! February 14th Is International Book Giving Day | Writer’s Relief

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Attention, writers and bookworms! It turns out February 14th is about more than just chocolates, roses, and romance. Valentine’s Day is also International Book Giving Day!

Run by volunteers, International Book Giving Day encourages children’s access to and enthusiasm for books.

But here at Writer’s Relief, we think a book would be a great Valentine’s Day gift idea for your favorite bibliophile—or even for yourself and your book-loving friends who are celebrating Galentine’s Day on February 13!

We asked some of our favorite avid readers to tell us the best book they’ve ever received as a gift. (Feel free to steal some of these ideas and give them as gifts or add them to your own TBR list!)

Here Are Some Books That Make Great Gifts:

 

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

 

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

 

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

 

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

 

Bluets by Maggie Nelson

 

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw

 

Glowing Enigmas by Nelly Sachs

 

Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

 

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks

 

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

 

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

 

I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

 

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

 

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks

 

 

Question: What is the best book you have ever been given? What was your favorite book as a child?

5 New Novels By Must-Read Contemporary Black Authors | Writer’s Relief

Just in time for Black History Month, everyone is talking about (and celebrating) these five exceptional novels written by Black authors. Check out the Writer’s Relief list of novels by contemporary Black authors, and then add your favorites to your TBR list! 5 Buzzworthy Books By Contemporary Black Authors   Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo… Continue Reading

Say Hello To Our 8 Favorite Literary “First Meet” Moments | Writer’s Relief

November 21 is World Hello Day! This seems like a great time to talk about our favorite “first meet” moments in literature, all of which literally “had us at hello.” Writer’s Relief brings you eight first meetings in literature that we can’t stop talking about.   Harry Potter and Ron Weasley – Harry Potter Series… Continue Reading

5 NaNoWriMo Novels That Made It Big In 2018 | Writer’s Relief

We’re just about at the halfway mark for National Novel Writing Month—NaNoWriMo—the challenge to complete a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. At Writer’s Relief, we know completing the challenge can be tough, but the benefits of participating are worth it. You’re stretching your writing muscles, making some new writer friends and connections, creating… Continue Reading

6 Books That Could Double as Halloween Decorations | Writer’s Relief

Eek! Your mummy’s stopping by and you need some quick, wicked-good Halloween decorating ideas. Luckily, Writer’s Relief knows you’re a bookworm and everything you need is right on your bookshelf. Grab a few books, cover them with distressed, antiqued craft paper, and abracadabra—now you have old spell books to complement your spooky décor. Scary book… Continue Reading



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