The Library at Mount Char – for your friend who loves Tarantino and David Fincher, anyone who prefers White Wolf to D&D, fans of Lovecraft, librarians, anyone whose favorite Christmas movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas.
City of Stairs – for the person in your gaming group who always figures out the optimal moves (and takes over cooperative games by the third turn), the person in your D&D group who plays the berserker, that quiet person you never know what to buy, anyone whose favorite Christmas movie is Die Hard.
Queen of the Tearling and Invasion of the Tearling – for an actual teenager who needs encouragement to read or embrace geekiness, fanyone who wants to be ahead of trend (Emma Watson is turning this into a movie), anyone whose favorite Christmas movie is Love Actually.
This Raging Light – for your adult friend who loves YA, that person always watching the Food Network, anyone whose favorite Christmas movie is no movie, but baking cookies or spending time with family instead.
Saga – for people who love comics, imagination, and being alive in any capacity, anyone whose favorite Christmas movie is The Grinch.
The Color of Earth, The Color of Water, The Color of Heaven – for Koreaphiles, parents, and anyone whose favorite Christmas movie is A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Ocean at the End of the Lane – for that friend in your life who is very attached to their cat, anyone whose favorite Christmas movie is Polar Express.
The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook – for those who need to get their bake on while also showing off their nerdiness.
Leviathan Wakes – For the cool nerd, the minifigs and Warhammer person, someone who desperately needs to be weaned away from television, and anyone whose favorite Christmas movie is one of those horror movies with a Christmas theme.
Welcome To Night Vale – Great for anyone who likes the weird or unusual, anyone whose favorite holiday tale is Krampus and has a healthy fear of dog parks.
Life of Tao – For a lover of comics, action movies, and martial arts, someone who’s favorite Christmas movie is The Matrix because they would just be watching The Matrix anyway.
Ready Player One – If you know someone who is a geek but not specifically what they are into, hedge your bets with Ready Player One, for someone who’s favorite Christmas movie is the Star Wars Christmas Special.
Illusions of a Reluctant Messiah – For anyone who needs some guidance in their life (note, this is not a religious book, but makes you think about the world around you) and who’s favorite movie is It’s a Wonderful Life.