Happy Hallovetsgiving and 8 Gifts for Book Lovers (Plus a New Release)

by Kirsten Weiss

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Ever notice how the holidays just keep coming faster and faster in the Fall. We haven’t even finished off the leftover Halloween candy and it’s Veterans’ Day… much gratitude from us at misterio for the men and women who have served and protected our country!!

Now Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and retailers are rushing us toward the next big holiday, with early Black Friday sales.

So for those of us who are already stressing out about our Christmas gift list, here are 8 ideas for gifts for book lovers on that list.

#1 — For the bookworm who eschews online lists, a book lover’s journal!

gifts for book lovers

Now you can not only record your reading experiences, but also keep track of who you’ve lent your books to (or borrowed them from). Several choices on Amazon, ranging from $5.99 to $13.25

#2Bookish socks. In case you haven’t noticed, quirky socks are a thing now. John’s Crazy Socks has a huge collection of socks themed for book lovers.

#3 — And if you want to move beyond socks to T-Shirts, check out the Book Riot Store, for classically-themed clothing.

gifts for book lovers

#4 — A set of literary shot glasses.

We can’t actually throw back drinks with Oscar Wilde, but these make it easier to raise a glass to him. Set of six. (Amazon – $16.95).

#5 — And for the Harry Potter lover, a Hogwarts-themed Kindle cover.

These come in a variety of colors ($24.95).

If you sniff around Amazon, you’ll find all sorts of non-Harry themed covers too. They really come in handy for protecting e-readers, making them great gifts for book lovers. 

gifts for book lovers

#6 — A great little mini booklight.

With this light, you can read ANYWHERE, and the best part is, it’s rechargeable. And with three levels of illumination, you’re bound to find the perfect lighting. (Amazon – $13.99).

#7Literary Teabags!

gifts for book lovers

With literary quotes on each tag. Perfect for the person on your list who loves to sip tea while reading! (Amazon – $13.50)

#8 — And of course, the best gifts for book lovers — BOOKS!!

Ahem, may I recommend a selection from our misterio press authors?

And here’s my latest release, which launches November 15th!

Fate, A Doyle Witch Cozy Mystery #6

Something wicked this way comes…

Fate book cover

Witch Jayce Bonheim has spent the last four months waiting for a horde of dark magicians to come to town.

Now, they’ve arrived, embedded in a traveling circus.

And they’re bigger and badder than this ex-party girl could have imagined, wreaking havoc wherever they go.

But when a murder rocks her small town, Jayce must stop the chaos. Walking a tightrope between dark spells and past regrets, can Jayce stop a murderer and stop these magicians from transforming the world forever?

If you’re a fan of Charlaine Harris, Heather Blake, or Amanda M. Lee, don’t miss Fate, book 6 in The Witches of Doyle cozy mystery novels.

This novel is a full-length, witch cozy mystery featuring true-to-life spells in the back of the book, a trio of witchy sisters, and a dash of romance. Though Fate can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order. It’s rated PG-13 due to mild language and some romance.


Posted by Kirsten Weiss. Kirsten’s never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. The latter gives her heartburn, but she drinks it anyway. She writes genre-blending cozy mystery, supernatural and steampunk suspense, mixing her experiences and imagination to create vivid worlds of fun and enchantment.

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  • Reply
    Vinnie Hansen
    November 12, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Great ideas, Kirsten! My friend has a box of famous first lines from novels–a quick and easy game for book lovers.

    Thanks for the pitch of our books, too. I’d like to remind visitors that the first book in my series, Murder, Honey, is set during the holiday season.

    • Reply
      Kirsten Weiss
      November 12, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Misterio has got some great books in its stable! I wonder how many others are holiday themed? I’ve got two Riga Hayworths, at least one Doyle Witch…

  • Reply
    Shannon Esposito
    November 12, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    All great ideas! Of course books are the ultimate gift. Good luck with the new release. I really enjoyed the shady circus people & magic in this one.

  • Reply
    Cheryl Arcemontt
    November 12, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    I must join. Always looking for fun (and books!) Great ideas, Kirsten!

  • Reply
    K.B. Owen
    November 13, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Congrats on your new release! I love the Doyle sisters’ books (what am I saying, I love all your books!), so I’m going to have to grab that on Friday.

    Fab ideas for book-themed gifts…I’m going to pass along the Novel Teas and sock ideas to my family….

    Best wishes on an amazing release day, Kirsten!

  • Reply
    Kassandra Lamb
    November 14, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Love these suggestions! Thanks especially for the crazy socks idea. I ordered a pair of “literary” socks for my daughter-in-law (who’s a romance writer and an avid reader).

    Happy Release Day!!

    • Reply
      November 14, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      I’m really getting into the wacky socks trend! Of course, with all my paranormal mysteries, I tend to go for the mythological creatures on my socks…

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