Part 3

Hey everyone!

Welcome to part 3 of this year’s book gift guide, where I’ve selected 200 books in 22 categories across 3 posts to hopefully help you find the perfect book for everyone in your life!

Below is a table of contents as well as when my other non bookish gift guides will be going up! Remember to use the code MOLS10 at Wordery for 10% off any orders of 2 or more books too! 

You can find last years guide here; & here

And Part One here;

Part Two here;

I hope you enjoy and wether you celebrate Christmas or not, find some new books to enjoy!

Mols x

Note: This schedule is no longer accurate as I’ve had a double ear infection and recently lost a pet so am a bit behind. The Art & Shops gift guide will be up by the end of November though!

November 1st- Part 1- Food, Crime, Middle grade, witches, anthologies, preorders & historical fiction

November 5th: Art & Shops

November 9th: Part 2- Retellings, coffee table books, YA, sci-fi, graphic novels, medicine & translated fiction

November 12th: Giving back

November 16th: Part 3- Horror, picture books, poetry, non fiction, mythology, lifestyle, adult & my personal favourites!


For the person in your life who isn’t scared of the things that go bump in the night, a selection of horror books including body horror, feminist stories, the supernatural, mythology, mothers of horror & more!


  1. Things we say in the dark by Kirsty Logan-
  2. Wilder girls by Rory Power-
  3. Monster she wrote, The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kroeger-
  4. House of salt and sorrows by Erin A Craig-
  5. Classic supernatural stories-
  6. Follow me to ground by Sue Rainsford-
  7. Teeth in the mist by Dawn Kurtagich-
  8. Five midnights by Ann Davila Cardinal-
  9. Scratch by Steve Himmer-


For the little one in your life, introduce them to reading with these tales of superheroes, inspiring women, dinosaurs, dressing up & more! There will also be another children’s book gift guide posted soon in collaboration with Round Table Books and Rogans Books. 


  1. Julian is a mermaid by Jessica Love-
  2. My hair by Hannah Lee-
  3. Ravi’s roar by Tom Percival-
  4. The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher-
  5. Ladybird tales of super heroes-
  6. The terribly friendly fox by Susannah Lloyd-
  7. Jane Goodall by Maria Isabel Sanchez vegara-
  8. You’re snug with me by Chitra Soundar-
  9. My pet star by Corrinne Averiss-


For the poetry lover in your life, a selection of titles that explore themes such as reclamation of power for black women and nonbinary people, mythology, identity, disability and disfigurement, fairytales, nature and LOTS more!


  1. Hoodwitch by Faylita Hicks-
  2. Wain, LGBTQ+ reimaginings of Scottish folktales by Rachel Plummer-
  3. Goddess of the hunt by Shelby Eileen-
  4. The girl aquarium by Jen Campbell-
  5. Mama Amazonica by Pascale Petit-
  6. The book of tides by Angela Readman-
  7. Toungebreaker by Leah Lakshmi Piepznia Samarasinha-
  8. Without protection by Gala Mukomolova-
  9. Rosas Einstein by Jennifer Givhan-


Non fiction can often be viewed as boring & too academical, but if you find a topic you love, it can be super fun! From death and skincare, to history and crime, no topic is too niche in this selection!


  1. Will my cat eat my eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty-
  2. The century girls: The Final Word from the Women Who’ve Lived the Past Hundred Years of British History by Tessa Dunlop-
  3. The zoo, The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo by Isobel Charman-
  4. Gender rebels, 50 Influential Cross-Dressers, Impersonators, Name-Changers, and Game-Changers by Anneka Harry-
  5. Headstrong, 52 Women Who Changed Science- And the World by Rachel Swaby-
  6. The skincare bible by Dr Anjali Mahto-
  7. All that remains, a life in death by Professor Sue Black-
  8. The world without us by Alan Weisman-
  9. Salt on your tongue, women and the sea by Charlotte Runcie-


For the mythology fan in your life, a selection of books including an oversized beautifully illustrated dictionary, poetry, an anthology of retellings, literary fiction, YA & more!


  1. Mythologica, An encyclopedia of gods, monsters and mortals from ancient Greek myth by Dr Stephen P Kershaw-
  2. Great goddesses, Life lessons from myths and monsters by Nikita Gill-
  3. The mythic dream-
  4. Mermaids- the myths, legends and lore by Skye Alexander-
  5. Animal lore and legend by Ruth Binney-
  6. Myth atlas by Thiago de moraes-
  7. Everything under by daisy Johnson-
  8. Silver in the wood by Emily Tesh-
  9. Ramayana by Sanjay Patel-



  1. Vegan life by Jo Peters-
  2. The floor is lava and 99 more games for everyone, everywhere by Ivan Brett-
  3. Home sweet rented home by Medina Grillo-
  4. Moonology diary 2020 by Yasmin Boland-
  5. Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life by Beth Kempton-
  6. 101 things to do instead of playing on your phone by Ilka Heinemann-
  7. The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2020 by Lia Leendertz-
  8. Veg in One Bed: How to Grow an Abundance of Food in One Raised Bed, Month by Month by Huw Richards-
  9. Domino, the book of decorating-


For the adult, or anyone who enjoys non YA books in your life, a selection of 9 books from varying genres including romance, literary, historical & humour!


  1. The lady’s guide to celestial mechanics by Olivia Waite-
  2. The deep by Rivers Solomon-
  3. The wisdom of bones by Kitty Aldridge-
  4. The braid by Laetitia Colombani-
  5. Holy lands by Amanda Sthers-
  6. Supper club by Lara Williams-
  7. The botanists daughter by Kayte Nunn-
  8. Mostly dead things by Kristen Arnett-
  9. Broken ghost by Niall Griffith-


And last but not least, 9 books I absolutely adore & would personally recommend buying for someone if you’re looking for hidden gems they may not have read before!


  1. This house of wounds by Georgina Bruce-
  2. The Lava in my bones by Barry Webster-
  3. Fierce femmes and notorious liars by Kai Cheng Thom-
  4. Flames by Robbie Arnott-
  5. A people’s history of heaven by Mathangi Subramanian-
  6. When the moon was ours by Anna Marie Mclemore-
  7. Sappho’s bar and grill by Bonnie J Morris-
  8. Not even bones by Rebecca Schaeffer-
  9. The gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan-

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