i hope you have a grand time today working off that turkey dinner with your mall walking. just one thing before you head out. when you are making your list and checking it twice, can you consider adding a few items? i know flat screen TV deals are top priority and that the food processor is more than 50% off (or so my black-friday obsessed BF tells me. hi Bec!) - but there are some always-low-cost, always-available products that are too often left off shopping lists.
i'm talking about books, naturally.
and i want to recommend a few.
For the teenage girl who loved Twilight: Matched, by Ally Condie or Divergent, by Veronica Roth
For teenage boys: The Maze Runner, by James Dashner or Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi
For the middle-grader reader, who is reading up for his/her age: When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
For the reluctant teen reader: The Line, by Teri Hall
For people who "don't have time to read" (fast reads): The Road, by Cormac McCarthy or The Children of Men, by PD James
For fans of Dan Brown: The Rule of Four, by Caldwell & Thomason or The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
For children of the 1980s: Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
For women who like historicals: Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden
disclaimer: all links are to Am*zon for easy one-clickability. but i highly suggest buying books directly from your local independent bookseller or online from IndieBound.
full disclosure: i have read all of the above books, with the exception of Ready Player One. some are among my favorites, and some were not my cup of tea, but i see how they would appeal to others.