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Ask HN: What books have you given as a present in 2017?
12 points by schappim on Dec 19, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 17 comments

The biography of Leonardo da Vinci, a beautiful and interesting book, https://www.amazon.com/Leonardo-Vinci-Walter-Isaacson/dp/150... - one to my collegue, one to my former colleague.

A stunningly beautiful edition of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? & A Scanner Darkly" by Philip K. Dick http://www.foliosociety.com/book/PKD/scanner-androids - to a friend of mine, a big PKD fun.

I love giving great books as a gift :)

A Dash of Dragon - middle grade fantasy featuring strong female protagonists. Also just came on super sale on Amazon.


The Illustrated versions of Harry Potter is such a beautiful book. It went on sale recently to $24. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/harry-potter-and-the-sorcer...

I have given the hard copy of Maker Education Revolution by Peter Dalmaris to my EdTech friends (https://selz.com/item/59a5d9f8cca91807c878d875).

I bought my wife pretty much every book written by Brandon Sanderson. (Mistborn, Stormlight Archives, etc).

I've also donated a couple of copies of Dune, Zelazny's Amber books, and The Martian over the course of the year to various local friends.

Hyperbole and a half by Allie Brosch

I am waiting for the republishing of Aurora Morales’ Medicine Stories so I can buy 10 and give them away. Incredibly potent, clear, and beautiful writing on healing ourselves from oppression of all kinds. True medicine.

Magic Realized and Other Poems on the Human Spirit, by Louis Alan Swartz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072Q5V2MN

Traction, I always find it a good book to gift to friends that are trying to start businesses.

By which author? There are quite a few books of this name!

This is the one that's usually recommended here. It's a great book! https://www.amazon.com/Traction-Startup-Achieve-Explosive-Cu...

Flowers For Algernon - For my girlfriend.

Trafficked to Hell - For my Mother.

The art of glamour by Virginia Postrell.

To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)

642 Big thing to write about

Sapiens, Ghost in the Wires

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