Gifting a book is easier said than done. The wrong pick can come across as though you were short on time—and probably ideas. You want your loved one to not only enjoy your recommendation but also feel like the book you chose was carefully selected just for them. That’s why we turned to some of our favorite of-the-moment female authors—like Ottessa Moshfegh, Casey McQuiston, and Lisa Taddeo—for their take on the best books to gift this year.
So whether you grew up acing all your Lit classes, or were too busy reading extra-curricular novels to even care, you’ll find these recommendations highly giftable. Ahead, find 18 of the best books to gift (or get for yourself).
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