Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Books For Christmas, Part VI - For Your Best Friend

Books for Your Best Friend
She is the one you call when you feel less than adequate.  She is the one you call when you’re on top of the world.  She is fond of black turtlenecks and vintage jewelry.  You have never seen her wear something trendy.  There are sunflowers in her garden every summer and jazz always plays in the rooms of her house. Though serious and whip smart, she does an impression of your third grade teacher that still reduces you to tears.  She is the person you want in your corner and you wish her all good things all year round.  Here are some books for her.

Backwards In High Heels
The Impossible Art of Being Female
by Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine

The Gardener’s Garden
by Madison Cox

My Favorite Things
by Maira Kalman

Small Victories
by Anne Lamott

The Miniaturist
by Jessie Burton

Family Furnishings 
by Alice Munro

Advice to Little Girls
by Mark Twain

Living Newport
by Bettie Bearden Pardee

I've saved the best for last....
Next up... Books for YOU!


  1. The Miniaturist is the best book I have read this year. When I got to the end I felt like turning back to the beginning and starting again.

  2. Oh yes, I am certainly checking these out Pamela!! Great selection!

    The Arts by Karena

  3. My best friend will be getting Photographs by Eudora Welty (we both love her), but I've got to have My Favorite Things by Maira Kalman for myself! It's bound to be a delightful book.

  4. So much love..just posted link on Facebook. Thank you! xx PS..can I start by buying them all for myself first?

  5. Loving your reading selections -- books are the best gifts! Thanks.

    PS Typo alert, LOL - that first author on Backwards in High Heels is Tania, not Ianta, Kindersley. ;-)

    1. Thank you for the correction!
      Way too tired when I wrote this!

    2. Least I could do for someone who gave me so many leads for good gifts . . . however, you addressed the problem in your next post: it became 'one for you, one for me.' Sheesh, you cost me a lotta $. But . . . :-))))))) Books are not really, really budget items, are they? Mary


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