It’s gift giving season – what books are on your list?

For many, the holidays are stressful because finding the right gift for someone can be really hard. One of my favorite things to give, or receive, are books. Snuggling up under a blanket with a cup of tea, a biscuit, and a good book on a rainy day (yes, it does rain and can get cold in Hawaii) is one of my favorite pastimes.

As we get closer to the holidays this short list of books might come in handy and make shopping easier for you. On top of my list, of course, is…

The Elder Care Playbook

This book might not be the “sexiest” of all books but it is for sure the most useful for any family. It’s a thoughtful gift you can give your parent and yourself, your siblings and relatives.

My other recommendations range from murder mystery to epic novel. Check them out:


The Thursday Murder Club

Richard Osman

A group of elderly friends who call themselves the Thursday Murder Club gather together at their retirement community once a week to discuss their favorite topic: unsolved crimes. But when a local developer turns up dead, the four amateur sleuths find themselves taking on a real-life murder case.

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Isabel Allende

The latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende tells the powerful tale of Violeta Del Valle, a young woman born in South America in 1920. Now 100, she recounts her life to her grandson, detailing her experiences with events from the Spanish flu to the Great Depression to her fight for women’s rights. As Violeta’s story unfolds, readers are treated to a fascinating look at history.

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Black Cake

Charmaine Wilkerson

After Eleanor Bennett dies, her two estranged children, Byron and Benny, reunite for her funeral only to discover that Eleanor has left a recorded message for them to listen to. What the recording reveals sends Byron and Benny on a journey of discovery as they learn Eleanor’s secrets and story. Daisy Jones & The Six author Taylor Jenkins Reid says, “At turns delightfully juicy and then stunningly wise, Black Cake is a winner.”

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