Top 10 Classic Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide)


Christmas is upon us once again. It is also another year of rushing around to find the perfect gift. You want to get the prefect classically book gift, but don’t know where to start. Well, lucky for you, this guide is GivernyReads top 10 take on Classic Books.

Make sure to check out my Top 10 YA  Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide) , Top 10 Non-Fiction Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide) and my Top 10 Children’s Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide) .


10:  Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley

The horror classic is a perfect for fans of horror books. This book would inspire many movies and books in the future.

This book follows the life of Victor Frankenstein as he creates a monster.  The consequences of the creating the monster will leave your reader in shock, and viewing the world in a new light.

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9: David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens

If your loved one is a fan of Dickens, then show your love by getting his ‘autobiography’.

Based on parts of his life, Dickens takes you on an adventure through the life of David Copperfield. Join David Copperfield among the gloriously vivid cast of characters :

David’s tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his brilliant, but ultimately unworthy, school-friend Steerforth; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble, yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora and the magnificently impecunious Micawber.

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8: The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

This beautifully written book follows the life of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby.  It shows his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan and of lavish parties on Long Island.

Set in the 1920s, this book will take you on an unforgettable journey of love, friendship and wealth.

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7: The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

Coelho’s masterpiece follows the adventure of an Andalusian shepherd boy. This boy yearns to travel the world in search of a worldly treasure. His quest leads him to discover that some treasures are  worth more than gold.

A magical story that will leaves you wanting more and more.

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6: The Little Prince

By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This book will be both cherished by adults and children.  It follows the story of a pilot as he lives in the desert after an accident.  This book brings in the introduction of the little prince and his adventures through the universe.

It will leave you feeling joy and having a new point of view.

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5: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

By Anne Frank

This book is the diary and autobiography of a Jewish girl  during WW ll.  This book will leave you heart-broken, but will show what life was like for the Jewish people during the Holocaust.

Anna Frank, her family and one other go into hiding after the Nazis take over Holland.

Great for history fans.

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4: Pride and Prejudge

By Jane Austen

A timeless masterpiece by Jane Austen. This book will take your reader on an enchanted adventure through the wealthy lives of the English most sociable adults.

For fans of Jane Austen and those who love a romantic novel.

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3: Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott

This timeless classic written by Louisa May Alcott is about four girls. The March girls – Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth. This story shows the love, friendship and life of these girls as they mature into young women.

For young adults and adults alike.

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2: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

By George Orwell

George Orwell again shows the dark side of a corrupting influence of power. With everyone being watched by the Thought Police, every act of betrayal to the Party is discovered. Big Brother and the Party watch for every act of conspiracy. Winston Smith works at the Ministry of Truth, where he finds love with a fellow worker, Julia. Suddenly life is exciting and has new adventures every day. However, Big Brother does not tolerate disloyalties – even if they are in the mind. For everyone with original thoughts, they created Room 101…

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1: Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

No Classic Christmas Guide is complete without a Christmas Classically Book.

This book is an enchanting story about Scrooge, a hater of Christmas. So, on Christmas Eve, the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future decide to visit him. This leads to a whirl wind adventure about the importance of Christmas and giving.

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If you think that this list is missing any books, make sure to add your thoughts in the comments below. Happy reading and…

Merry Christmas!!

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One Reply to “Top 10 Classic Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide)”

  1. Hi Giverny,

    I read The Diary of Anne Frank while I was at school and recall the impact it had on me at the time. This is a must read for anyone, particularly with regards to all the lockdown situations many people find themselves in. It is when our freedom is taken away, that we appreciate it.

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