Not sure what your friends want to read over the holidays? Consult our handy holiday gift ideas. These books, ranging from poetry to cookbooks, are our top picks for gifts this season.
For the Long-Term Planner:
The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Dr. Michio Kaku
New York Times bestselling author Dr. Michio Kaku applies his knowledge to distant possibilities – from colonizing Mars to human immortality. Dr. Kaku suggests that the science fiction of the past may in fact become the science of the future.
For the Boss Lady
Founder and CEO of Create and Cultivate, Jaclyn Johnson offers advice for millennial women in the workplace. Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2015, Johnson has grown her online platform for women to include offline conferences and a weekly podcast.
For the Techie
Claire L. Evans brings readers a side of tech history not often heard: the story of women behind inventions, discovery and progress. Evans is the founding editor of Terraform at VICE and has had her writing featured in The Guardian, WIRED, and more.
For the Entrepreneur
Prolific author Josh Linkner explains how nefarious hackers offer insights into leadership strategy and innovation. Linkner has established five tech companies and shares some of his secrets to business growth and creativity.
For the Gym Rat
Popular food blogger Kevin Curry’s cookbook features over 100 recipes that are, “always #HealthyAF, never boring.” These meals are designed to help the fitness-focused lead healthy lifestyles without eating the same thing over and over, or sacrificing flavor.
For the True Crime Addict
Bill Browder is the Founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, which was based out of Russia before Browder was refused entry to the country for political reasons. Sergei Magnitsky, his lawyer, died in a Russian prison. This thrilling true story chronicles Browder’s search for justice.
For the Nature Lover
Published in 2017, The Photo Ark is Joel Sartore’s attempt to document the vast diversity of animal life on Earth. Paying special attention to threatened and endangered species, Sartore hopes his enchanting photographs will move others to care for wildlife and conservation.
For The Aspiring Astronaut
Originally published in 2005, First Man chronicles the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, including his history-making first footsteps on the moon. Since the release of the critically acclaimed film, the biography has gained even more popularity.
For The Poet
Emi Mahmoud is a champion slam poet, social activist and a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Her first book, Sisters’ Entrance, is an emotional collection of poems focused on topics like racism, culture, and genocide. Although not for the faint of heart, it is a rewarding and thoughtful debut.