All ages appreciate a good book.

Check out some of best book gifts at: Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble

12 adult books that appeal to teens:

  1. The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
  2. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  3. All Involved by Ryan Gattis
  4. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  5. Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis
  6. Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
  7. Girl at War by Sara Nović
  8. Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
  9. Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton
  10. Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia
  11. Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
  12. The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

Not sure what you are good at?  Hoping to find your Superpower?

The Pulitzer Books:

Some favorites from SEC tutors for middle and high schoolers include:

Also don’t forget the possibility of a magazine subscription. for an area of interest:  National Geographic,  Astronomy, Psychology Today, Business Week, Chemistry World, Poetry Magazine, etc.

If your child has a “hero” you can also think about a biography or autobiography on that individual.  There are some fabulous ones out now about several of the country’s founding fathers.