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Help! I have book lovers in my family and I don't know what to give them!

November 29, 2017

Most of us love giving books as gifts, whether it's because we loved the book and want to share it with our nearest and dearest or simply because we know the recipients are big readers.


But what to do when those we love read so many books? We don't always know what they've read, who they've read or where to go? So in order to help you out, we've created a 'If you loved...' list. As long as you know one of their favourite authors you might be able to find another author for them to sink their teeth into. 


Otherwise if you're really not sure what to give them and they're local – we have gift vouchers available at Dog Eared Books!



If you like Ian Rankin then you'll love:

Peter Robinson

Peter May

Stuart MacBride


If you like Stieg Larsson then you'll love:

Jo Nesbo

Liz Marklund

Robert Galbraith



If you like Dan Brown then you'll love:

Lee Child

Daniel Silva

David Baldacci

Charles Cumming


If you like Michael Connolly then you'll love:

John Grisham

Mark Gimmenz

Sandra Brown


If you like Monica McInernay or Marian Keyes then you'll love:

Cathy Kelly

Josephine Moon

Lucy Diamond

Jenny Colgan


If you like Liane Moriarty then you'll love:

Jojo Moyes

Nicola Moriarty

Jodi Picoult


If you like Geraldine Brooks then you'll love:


Kate Morton

Kristin Hannah

Tracy Chevalier


If you like Paulina Simmons then you'll love:

Belinda Alexander

Fiona McIntosh

Kate Grenville


Really good biographies/autobiographies:

Open by Andre Agassi (Yes it's amazing)

The Kindness of Strangers by Kate Adie

Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

The Widow Clicquot by Tilar J. Mazzeo

The Happiest Refugee by Ahn Do

Fat, Forty & Fired by Nigel Marsh


For Non-Fiction lovers:

The Surgeon of Crowthorne by Simon Winchester

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton

1421, The Year China Discovered the World by Gavin Menzies

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben



*This list is not complete by any means and although we do our best to match authors, you may find you like a particular author's style over another and that's perfectly fine. 


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