Holiday Shopping Guide 2011: Contemp, Arts & Historical

First of all … Happy Thanksgiving!

Now, while you wait for the turkey or digest or contemplate tomorrow’s sales, we continue our 2011 Holiday Shopping Guide, to help you buy the best books for everyone on your list. Today we focus on contemporary/realistic books, as well as books about the arts and historical fiction. Be sure to check out last year’s guide for other ideas, too!

Best of the Contemps:

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

Books About the Arts:

Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

The Jewel & the Key by Louise Spiegler

Historical Fiction:

The Revenant by Sonia Gensler

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter

Fateful by Claudia Gray

City of Orphans by Avi

For the comments: What other books would you add to these categories?

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