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15 books to give to a friend (essential)

15 books to give to a friend (essential)

May 5, 2024

Books are always an excellent gift with which to strengthen emotional ties offering something that fits perfectly with the specific interests and tastes of each one. The variety of titles is such that it is impossible not to find something that, once the first pages have been read, does not absorb the attention of the reader.

However, it is not always easy to find that specific book that the other person may like.

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Recommended books to give to friends

From here we offer this selection with recommendations of books to give to a friend . We have tried to have variety, although almost all of them are fiction. If you are interested in a lake that is beyond this category, such as disclosure, we recommend that you visit this article: "The 30 best books of Psychology you can not miss".


That said, let's move on to the selection of literature works.

1. Fictions (Jorge Luis Borges)

A compilation of fantastic stories that are not so much for describing spectacular situations as for the way in which magic and metaphysics come together in them. More than stories or stories, they are visions .

  • You can read more about this title by clicking here.

2. The twisted lines of God (Torcuato Luca de Tena)

A very famous detective novel that it takes place mostly within a psychiatric hospital . Its author went inside for 18 days inside one of them to experience first-hand how you live and work there.


  • Through this link you can find more information about the book.

3. The house of leaves (Mark Z. Danielewsky)

This is one of the best books to give to those friends who are looking for a book whose reading is as fascinating as it is difficult. The house of leaves tell a story not only through its content , but also by the way in which the information is displayed. Whoever wants to read it must decipher codes, interpret the way in which certain sections are laid out, read parts with the help of a mirror, etc.

  • If you want to know more about The Leaf House, you can read more about it here.

4. A Happy World (Aldous Huxley)

What would happen if the human being lived dominated not by an oppressive and tyrannical state, but by the empire of hedonism and immediacy? What is described in this book it could be a perfect society , but it has changed so much that it is unrecognizable in the eyes of a contemporary citizen.


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5. Saga Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)

A well-known title and that, on the other hand, is not a book but a saga. However, one of the aspects of this work by J. K. Rowling that is most often forgotten is that it is composed of books about friendship perfect to be given to a younger audience .

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6. The Color of Magic (Terry Pratchett)

The first book of the renowned saga of the Discworld, known for the way in which in it the humor and fantasy come together . For her not only charismatic and unforgettable characters parade, but also describes the interesting universe in which the following titles will pass.

  • If you are interested in getting to know the universe of El Mundodisco, here you will find more information about this book.

7. One hundred years of solitude (Gabriel García Máquez)

Among the possible books to give to a friend is always good to take into account the great classics of literature in the Spanish language, and this is one of the clearest examples of works belonging to this category. The history of the town of Macondo and its inhabitants seen through magical realism .

  • In this link you can learn more about everything related to the novel.

8. Wonder (R. J. Palacio)

The beloved story of a child born with a facial deformity who struggles to find his place in a world governed by appearances. Full of humor, inspiring experiences and, above all, spirit of overcoming.

  • There is more information about Wonder on this page.

9. Watchmen (Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons)

If the person you want to give away is fond of movies and literature but has no experience with the world of graphic novels, Watchmen It must be in that mental list of books to give to that friend. It offers the best of both worlds, and for something it is considered to be one of the best works of Alan Moore , which in this book uses the vignettes as if they were camera shots.

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10. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)

One of the great classics of literature, and also one of the most notable influences of the horror genre . A perfect work to revisit the roots of literature about dead people who are not so.

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11. My life badly drawn (Gipi)

Another proposal for lovers of the graphic novel . This story in the first person talks about love, relationships and life from that perspective that, despite being mature, does not renounce the high amounts of humor.

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12. Elementary and fundamental principles of philosophy (Georges Politzer)

If that friend we want to give a book to is from those people interested in philosophy that are not clear about where to start learning about the subject, this title is a very good option. In it, the development of this discipline from its birth to the 30s is explained.

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13. A brief history of almost everything (Bill Bryson)

The title perfectly reflects what this excellent book can offer . Bill Bryson gives an overview of the most fascinating aspects of what we know about the world and the way in which it, and the human societies it contains, have evolved. A work in which each page transmits that sensation of making fascinating discoveries that further nourish curiosity.

  • If it has caught your attention here you will know more about this work.

14. The name of the wind (Patrick Rothfuss)

In the world of fantasy literature there is much more than the saga Song of Ice and Fire which has been popularized through Game of Thrones. This book has been praised for renewing the genre of heroic fantasy set in a medieval universe.

  • If you are interested in the beginning of this saga, click here.

15. Stupor and tremors (Amélie Nothomb)

Another of the books inspired by the biography of this author that, as always, splurges a sharp and sardonic humor everywhere . In its pages the story of a Belgian woman who works in some offices in Japan and tries to survive a markedly hierarchical environment full of corporatism is explained.

  • To learn more about the novel, visit this page.


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