RIF’s Gifts for the Ultimate Fan

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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 Ultimate Fan is, well, an ultimate fan. But the subjects of their fanaticism vary widely. Some may crave the soothing voices of a beloved podcast while on their commute and others may yearn for the upbeat sounds of Billy Joel’s “River of Dreams” and others still swear that vinyl is the only way to listen to music. Dog lovers, Cubs fans, history buffs, comic book geeks, and the person you know who actually owns an Apple watch…we’ve got something here for each of them. Just know these titles are only going to feed their frenzy—but that’s a good thing.


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


What are you giving the ultimate fan 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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