Gift Picker

Looking for inspiration for a birthday present?
Wondering what to read next? 

Our gift picker page will hopefully help answer these questions. Pulling together some of our best-loved and lesser know gems into easily recognisable themes and updated on a regular basis, those birthday and holiday read dilemmas could soon be a thing of the past!

Gift Picker Twihards

Bareback - Kit Whitfield
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Blood & Ice - Robert Masello
The Outcast - Sadie Jones
Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion
Tender Morsels - Margo Langan

Gift Picker classics banner

The Tin Drum - Gunter Grass
War & Peace - Leo Tolstoy
Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Stories to Get You Through the Night - Various
The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories -  Leo Tolstoy

Brother and Boyfriend gift picker

Superpowers - David S Schwartz
Texts from Last Night - Lauren Leto and Ben Bator
Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon
150 Things Every Man Should Know - Gareth May
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
The Hungover Cookbook - Milton Crawford

 Gardening and Nature Lovers gift picker

Lotus Quest - Mark Griffiths
Cuttings - Christopher Lloyd
A Single Swallow - Horatio Clare
Crow Country - Mark Cocker
The Bumper Book of Nature - Stephen Moss
A Little History of British Gardening - Jenny Uglow

Gift Picker Crime

The Twelve - Stuart Neville
Out - Natsuo Kirino
Villain - Shuichi Yoshida
Faceless Killers - Henning Mankell
The Snowman - Jo Nesbo

Gift Picker Young and Young at Heart

I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Peter Pan - J M Barrie
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Graham
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

Gift Picker Foodies

Heat - Bill Buford
The Whoopie Pie Book - Claire Ptak
Sushi and Beyond - Michael Booth
Amaretto, Apple Cake and Artichokes - Anna Del Conte
Lion's Head, Four Happiness - Xiaomei Martell
Freshly Picked -Jojo Tulloh
How to Eat - Nigella Lawson

Gift Picker Cool Kids

Ghost World -  Daniel Clowes
Cake - Sandra Newman
Friction - Jo Stretch
Atomised - Michel Houllebecq
C - Tom McCarthy