Got a voracious reader on your list who just might have read everything you can think of? Here are some of Team Thrifter's favorite reads you can count on to delight, like Modern Romance by Aziz Anzari for the jokester, Super Famicon: The Box Art Collection for the gamer, and The Art of Harry Potter for the Potter fantatic.

Squirrel Meets Chipmunk
David Sedaris built his fame by taking otherwise bland stories about his oddball family or mediocre jobs and turning them into hilarious events. This book takes his humor and ability to analyze human nature and applies it to a collection of star-crossed animals.
Pulphead Essays
John Jeremiah Sullivan's 2011 memoir covers everything from visiting the ragtag remnants of MTV's Real World, following Michael Jackson's career, or learning something new at a Christian rock concert in the Midwest
The Idiot
This is a coming-of-age story about a Turkish-American girl who goes to Harvard in the mid 90s, galavants around Europe, and deals with the fact that she's doomed to become a writer. The humor is quirky and dry, making it a quick read and great pickup for those thirsty for a good book.
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao
Here's a look at everything you'll learn about in this Pulitzer Prize-winning book: the history of the fictional de Leon family, the history of the Dominican Republic, and the history of Middle-earth. Also, a lot of Spanglish.
Exit West: A Novel
Imagine a country torn apart by war with two people falling in love caught in the middle. Mix a little magical realism with mysterious doors leading to far off places, and you've got one of the more fascinating novels of 2017.
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
If you weren't one for the outdoors before, this book will hardly convince you. Some plants fight to survive, and this book chronicles all the deadly ones that have killed or plagued generations.
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
You know what makes cooking for fun? Science! This book really explores the interactions that happen while cooking and how you can improve your own food preparation through new, simple techniques.
Fifty Years of New York Magazine
New York City is not a place that does anything the simple way, and New York Magazine has spent the last fifty years capturing all of its major transformations, for better or worse.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
If you're into contemporary fashion, this book highlights the legacy and art of British designer Alexander McQueen.
The Color of Pixar
Pixar makes every frame count, and this book highlights that by presenting Pixar works, page by page and color by color in a rainbow spectrum.
Milk and Honey
Are you prepared for the roller coaster of emotions that is this book of poetry? Let it take you through some of life's most painful moments and show you the silver lining of every dark cloud.
Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation
Apple has such a unique history in terms of design that it takes a collection of photos and history like this to really do it justice.
Humans of New York
Based on the popular blog and Facebook page, this is a photograph collection that lives up to the phrase "Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection
While many Nintendo fans will spend the winter enjoying the SNES Classic, true die-hard fans know the real classic was the Japanese Super Famicom. This book is a collection of the unique art printed on the Japanese game cartridges many North American and European gamers never got to see.
Made in North Korea
Here's a question you never thought you'd want to know the answer to: Who does the graphic design work in North Korea? This book is a collection of state-controlled graphic output from everyone's favorite totalitarian dictatorship.
The Bob's Burgers Burger Book
If you've ever watched the Emmy-award winning animated sitcom, you know Bob's Burgers takes its burger puns very seriously. This book puts those made-up recipes to the test with real concoctions tested by real chefs.
The Art of Atari
This is the sort of book you keep conspiciously laid out for all your guests to see so they know just how committed you are to your geekdom. This book breaks down not just the art but the history and the people of Atari during its golden age.
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari applies his unique brand of comedy to the difficult task of defining present day relationships.
The Art of Harry Potter
The Harry Potter books created a unique world through text, but someone had to bring those images to the big screen. This book takes a look at all the concepts, blueprints, and sketches that added cinematic magic to your favorite wizarding world.
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
From the creator of webcomic xkcd, Randall Munroe has supposedly filled these pages with words, pictures, and sometimes paragraphs. Hard to know unless you buy it.
Dear Photograph
Take a photo from the past and take a new photo in the same place it was originally taken. It's a simple challenge that has led to thousands of shared memories and ideas, all combined in this lovely book.
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Eventually, as the world is consumed by sentient A.I, Elon Musk will become more cyborg than man. But for now, he's just a mortal like all of us still doing amazing things.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.