2015 Gift Recommendations For Books Featured On This Blog

Does your 2015 holiday shopping list include book lovers? Over the past year, I’ve featured a lot of fantastic books on this blog (including AMWF titles); they could also make amazing gifts for that special someone in your life.

I’ve listed them in alphabetical order according to the author’s last name, along with a recommendation for who would love it and a link to my interview with the author. Happy holidays! (Note: titles are linked to Amazon.com, where your purchase helps support this blog.)

For people fascinated with intercultural relationships:

There's Something I Want To Tell You: True Stories of Mixed Dating in Japan

There’s Something I Want to Tell You: True Stories of Mixed Dating in Japan by Yuta Aoki (Read my interview with Yuta)

For anyone who loves an easy, breezy romance:

The Reluctant Brides of Lily Court Lane

The Reluctant Brides of Lily Court Lane by Susan Chan (Read my interview with Susan)

For readers who want a smashing good romance novel (with a little Bollywood flair):


A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev (Read my interview with Sonali)

For fans of expat stories set in China:

Pearl River Drama: Dating in China

Pearl River Drama: Dating in China by Ray Hecht (Read my interview with Ray) SouthChinaMorningBlues_800

South China Morning Blues by Ray Hecht (Read my interview with Ray)

For fans of Chinese history and culture:

The Porcelain Thief

The Porcelain Thief by Huan Hsu (Read my interview with Huan)

For fans of Eat, Pray, Love:

Here Comes the Sun by Leza Lowitz

Here Comes the Sun: A Journey to Adoption in 8 Chakras by Leza Lowitz (Read my interview with Leza)

The Good Shufu

The Good Shufu by Tracy Slater (Read my interview with Tracy)

For anyone who loves comics and stories about the ups and downs of living abroad:

My Japanese Husband (Still) Thinks I'm Crazy_

My Japanese Husband (Still) Thinks I’m Crazy by Grace Buchele Mineta (Read my interview with Grace)

For fans of Lisa See’s China novels:


Secret of a Thousand Beauties by Mingmei Yip (Read my interview with Mingmei)

For readers who love coming-of-age stories:

Year of Fire Dragons

Year of Fire Dragons by Shannon Young (Read my interview with Shannon)

What books do you think would make great Christmas gifts?

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10 thoughts on “2015 Gift Recommendations For Books Featured On This Blog

  • November 30, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Thanks for sharing the list of book. They all look interesting.I mmight get a few to read over the Christmas holiday.

    • December 4, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      You’re welcome Phil! The holidays are a terrific time to catch up on reading. 🙂

  • November 30, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    So love your blog, Jocelyn. Such a great list. Honored to be on it. And now I have my winter reading cut out for me!

    • December 4, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      Oh, it’s sweet of you to say that! I loved your book and it was a pleasure to feature it. 🙂

  • December 2, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    These are great book gift recommendations indeed. I’m looking forward to grab the Lisa See’s China novel, it seems to me an interesting pick. Thanks for nice contribution.

    • December 4, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      It is a nice book — a lot like Lisa See’s books, and definitely worth checking out.

  • December 3, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Awesome books, only have 2 on the list, but *looks over the huge pile* I do have many others to get through, and a lot to review even. One of the books I’ll be reviewing is a Chinese classic titled The Three Kingdoms 😀

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  • February 28, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Very good gift recommendations books, Out of these I like the – The Reluctant Brides of Lily Court Lane – going to soon buy this. Thank you


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