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The ultimate Christmas 2020 gift list: books teens are asking for

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Anyone else dream of a tree like this one?!

We selected five of this year’s hottest gifts for anyone who believes in the power of a hard copy.

The Tower of Nero

The long-awaited series finale to Rick Riordan’s Trials of Apollo series came out earlier this year.

The Tower of NeroIf people still haven’t got the hint that you need it to complete your collection, it’s time to start dropping serious hints.

Buy a copy here.

The Inheritance Games

If you’re looking for a new obsession, give this Jennifer Lynn Barnes novel, the first in a two-part series, a try. The premise is intriguing: a high-schooler in difficult circumstances, a mysterious inheritance, puzzles, and more than a hint of danger – what’s not to like?

Buy a copy here.

A Promised Land

If non-fiction is more up your alley, you surely can’t miss out on the latest best-selling memoir from former US president Barack Obama. With 1.7 million copies sold in just a week, there’s clearly a lot to learn about the 44th US President’s perspective on his time in the White House.

Buy a copy here.


If you’re looking to cut your meat intake, or just need some inspo for simple, plant-based recipes, Jamie Oliver’s vegetarian addition to his collection is excellent. The recipes are easy to follow, and will definitely give you ideas as to how to get creative and not miss the meat.

Buy a copy here.

The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season One)

For fans of both illustration and Star Wars, this book features beautiful concept art and other aspects of the show, such as costume sketches and creature designs.

Get inspired by the images and interviews of the creatives involved, or simply enjoy looking at all the images of your favourite characters.

Buy a copy here.

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