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VJ Books Gift Guide

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the reader, booklover, book collector, or bibliophile in your life? Look no further than our 2020 Gift Guide.

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The Best Books of 2020
Give the gift of one of our staff-favorite books released this year.

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"Taylor continues to tell
flawless stories with his
stellar cast of characters."
-Booklist (starred review)

Best-selling author Tim
Dorsey is “compulsively
irreverent and shockingly
funny.” -Boston Globe

"The author’s legion of
fans won’t want to
miss this one."
-Publisher's Weekly

Critics are raving.
"Among the great joys of
contemporary crime fiction.
A blast of fresh air."

This book is
"Spellbinding.
A raw and sophisticated
debut." -Kirkus
(starred review)

"A brisk political thriller
[about] a nefarious plot
to murder Lincoln ."
-Kirkus

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"If you love a mystery that
will hold your interest in
bloody hands... danger,
drama, and intrigue..."

"Scott pushes his
narrative to its wild
conclusion in rich, organic
prose." -Booklist

"Atkins delivers an
action-forward
homage, complete with
a cordite-smelling finale.
"

"An imaginative blend of
genres... exquisitely
executed & profoundly
moving." -PW (starred
)

"One of the best thriller
writers on the planet. [It's]
a serious contender for
best book of the year."

"Couldn't put it down.
Suspenseful. Original.
This one is special."
-Stephen King

Literary Gems
Blurring the line between art and entertainment.

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Aaron Bobrow-Strain Francesca Serritella
Ayad Akhtar Sue Miller Walter Mosley Joyce Carol Oates

Other & Alternate Worlds
Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore.
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Ben Bova Jim Butcher
Jasper Fforde Josh Malerman Christopher Paolini
Chris Mooney

Badass Heroes
The stakes are huge, and they aren't letting anyone get in their way.

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Brad Thor Mike Maden
Brian Freeman Jon Land Lee & Andrew Child Alan Jacobson


History Buffs & Politicos
Stories about the world's past, present, and hypothetical heroes.
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Lindsey Davis
Andrew Pyper
James L. Powell
Newt Gingrich Brad Meltzer Don Mann


Young Adult
Amazing stories for young readers from 1 to 100 years old.