Top 5 Books to Gift this Festive Season

“Romantic Novel” by danThis festive season gift something timeless to people you love. There’s nothing more timeless like a gorgeous peice of handcrafted jewellery and a good book.

While we keep our list of jewellery pieces for another time, here’s our list of the top five books to gift this festive season recommended by Mumbai-based Sherna Khambatta, a Literary Agent.

She helped us pick five unique book titles that you may like to gift to those who love to read. Take a look…

1. China Rich Girlfriend – Kevin Kwan

This is the sequel to Crazy Rich Asian’s – two must read books that are highly entertaining and offer an escape from reality into the rich / famous and absolutely over the top lives of his characters.

2. Lost Ocean – Johanna Basford

An exquisite adult colouring book that transports you to scuba diving with you’re colour pencils into the depths of the ocean floor.

3. Himalaya Bound by Michael Benanav

Michael Benanav a photojournalist lived with the nomadic Van Gujjars in northern India. His book documents his time with them and gives us a glimpse into their world, the fears, hopes and joys of a people who have no place to call their ‘home’

4. The Truth – Neil Strauss

A follow up the ‘The Game’ Neil Strauss grows up and has penned ‘The Truth’ in which he takes on his biggest challenge the dreaded ‘relationship’.

5. Dining With Maharajas

A luxurious book on the culinary traditions and lifestyles of the Indian royalty. It includes a paperback kitchen copy of the recipes that are a must try for the festival season.

Go right ahead and choose from one of these five titles to present to those who love to read along with a little handwritten note for them to make the gift even more special.

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Tanya is a graduate in Sociology from Sophia College, Mumbai, a post-graduate in Communications and Media from SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai and holds a Master's Degree in Journalis & Mass Communications from Chandigarh University. A former writing mentor and a seasoned lifestyle writer, Tanya writes columns on The Lifestyle Portal of life and living.

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