RIF’s Gifts for the Adventurer

Gifts for the Adventurer

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‘Tis the season…to shop for everyone on your list. And, we may be biased, but we think the best gifts to give—and receive—are books!

Read It Forward is making your holiday shopping a cinch this year. We’ve curated seven different gift guides chock full of books that will thrill everyone you know: the foodie in the family, the creative thinker, the fiction devotee, the adventurous spirit, the former class clown, the ultimate fan (of podcasts, history, rock ‘n roll…you name it) and the sci-fi lover who’s already purchased their movie tickets for Stars Wars: The Force Awakens. All you have to do is swing by your local independent bookstore and shop ’til you drop.


The Adventurer loves a read set in a far-flung exotic locale—books that let you relive moments in history or travel the world without leaving your favorite armchair. Whether it’s a novel set during the height of the Inca Empire, a memoir about finding yourself on the back of a bike, a series of linked short stories that span the tumult of the last century in Russia, or a nonfiction narrative about being a girl coming of age in Afghanistan, these ten books will take readers on eye-opening adventures and may even inspire you to pack your own bags and experience the far reaches of the globe.


Click on each cover to read more about the book and to buy directly from your favorite online retailer.


What are you giving the adventurer in your life this holiday season? Help expand our gift guide with your recommendations below!


Curated by the Read It Forward editorial team, illustration by Jane Mount of Ideal Bookshelf.

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About Abbe Wright

Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Senior Editor of Read It Forward. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.

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