12 Books that make the perfect presents for anyone

Books as Presents

We all know gifting books is a great choice for people who love to read and even if you dont know the person that well, books are universal. You just cannot go wrong with gifting a great read. We all have been there, searching for that one perfect present to give for your colleague’s birthday or that promotion party. Instead of gifting a bouquet, why not go for a great business book. Instead of giving your kid another video game or a barbie doll, give her the keys to unlock her mind. Books have these amazing ability to transform people as well as research has shown books increase your thinking ability as well as creativity. It might be for friends, colleagues, mom or dad, the person you are gifting does not matter if its a great book. We have scoured the net to get the most amazing books of 2017. Although there were some pretty close contenders, we believe we come as close to creating a magical list that you can refer before purchasing gifts. So what are we waiting for ? Lets dive in the list.

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  1. Biographies
  2. Fiction
  3. Non-Fiction

Biographies

From Jack Ma Alibaba to Satya Nadella journey to the CEO of Microsoft, these books are surely going to make a lasting impact on anyone

The best review on this book so far is below:
Anybody who thinks the Chinese just copy or steal technology from the West should read this book and think again. Jack Ma is part Bill Gates, part Steve Jobs, part Larry Page, part Sergei Brin, and part Mark Zuckerberg all rolled into one.
Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built is an engrossing, insider’s account of how a teacher built one of the world’s most valuable companies—rivaling Walmart and Amazon—and forever reshaped the global economy. A perfect book to gift to people working as entrepreneurs or any business person.[goodreviews isbn="0062413406" buyinfo="off" bookinfo="off"]

Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built


In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man who rose from humble beginnings and started his career as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into the second largest Internet company in the world. The company’s $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the world’s largest, valuing the company more than Facebook or Coca Cola. Alibaba today runs the e-commerce services that hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend on every day, providing employment and income for tens of millions more. A Rockefeller of his age, Jack has become an icon for the country’s booming private sector and as the face of the new, consumerist China is courted by heads of state and CEOs from around the world.

Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own first-hand experience of key figures integral to Alibaba’s rise to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of how Alibaba and its charismatic creator have transformed the way that Chinese exercise their new found economic freedom, inspiring entrepreneurs around the world and infuriating others, turning the tables on the Silicon Valley giants who have tried to stand in his way.

Duncan explores vital questions about the company’s past, present and future: How, from such unremarkable origins, did Jack Ma build Alibaba? What explains his relentless drive and his ability to outsmart his competitors? With over 80% of China’s e-commerce market, how long can the company hope to maintain its dominance? As the company sets its sights on the country’s financial and media markets, are there limits to Alibaba’s ambitions, or will the Chinese government act to curtail them? And as it set up shop from LA and San Francisco to Seattle, how will Alibaba grow its presence and investments in the US and other international markets?

Clark tells Alibaba’s tale within the wider story of China’s economic explosion—the rise of the private sector and the expansion of Internet usage—that haver powered the country’s rise to become the world’s second largest economy and largest Internet population, twice the size of the United States. He also explores the political and social context for these momentous changes. An expert insider with unrivalled connections, Clark has a deep understanding of Chinese business mind-set. He illuminates an unlikely corporate titan as never before and examines the key role his company has played in transforming China while increasing its power and presence worldwide.


This book captures the life and achievements of South African interpreter and innovator, Elon Musk, the brain behind series of successful enterprises such as PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX and Solarcity. Its a great present for every person and makes a wonderful read as well.
"For anyone interested in technology, entrepreneurship or the price of greatness, Ashlee Vance's new book is a tremendous look into arguably the world's most important entrepreneur. Vance paints an unforgettable picture of Musk's unique personality, insatiable drive and ability to thrive through hardship. The book bursts with telling anecdotes and quotes that illuminate who Musk is" (The Washington Post)
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Elon Musk: Reshaping the future


The book captures the life and achievements of South African interpreter and innovator, Elon Musk, the brain behind series of successful enterprises such as PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX and Solarcity. The real-life inspiration of the Iron Man Series, Musk wants to be the saviour of the planet, send people into space and set up a colony on Mars.

Bullied in school and scolded tremendously by his father, Musk was actually a brilliant student and his life story is nothing less than a drama packed film. Ashlee Vance’s brilliant description of Musk's character, simple language and neat choice of words indeed makes this book a great read.

Considered by some as the innovation, entrepreneurial Steve Jobs of the present and future, Elon Musk became a billionaire early in life with his successful online ventures. One of the successful companies that he co-founded was the online payment gateway PayPal that was later acquired by e-Bay in 2002.

Getting sacked as the CEO, Musk did not cease to amaze friend and foes alike with his out of the box ideas, like investing in rockets! Needless to say, this deconstructed obsession with technology had his marital life go haywire.

The book 'Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and TESLA is Shaping Our Future’ is a brilliant and intelligent account of this genius young 'iron man’ told in a gripping manner. Available in paperback from Penguin Random House publication, the book was published in 2015.

About the author:

Ashlee Vance is a technology reporter and an award winning feature writer with Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine. He is also an important Silicon Valley historian, who has worked with The Economist and The New York Times.


In India cricket is religion and Sachin Tendulkar is the god himself. This book will make an amazing gift for his fans who want to get a detailed glimpse in his life.Playing it my Way - Sachin Tendulkar is the autobiography of legend and the renowned personality in cricket, a great book for gifting anyone who loves cricket. Sachin Tendulkar played for good 24 years and retired in 2013. In this book Sachin talks about his journey from his first Test match at the age of 16 to his 100th international century and the final farewell. He was awarded with India's highest civilian honor, Bharat Ratna Award, on the day of his retirement.[goodreviews isbn="1473605172"]

12 Books that make the perfect presents for anyone


This is the autobiography of legend and the renowned personality in cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar played for good 24 years and retired in 2013. In this book Sachin talks about his journey from his first Test match at the age of 16 to his 100th international century and the final farewell. He was awarded with India's highest civilian honor, Bharat Ratna Award, on the day of his retirement.

The book talks about how a young Mumbai school boy channeled his energies into the game. As a result of this he was the record breaker batsman in school. Sachin is the highest run scorer in the world’s history. He always scored more runs and made more centuries than any other player, in both Tests and one-day games. For him cricket was much more than scoring runs. Sachin Tendulkar has always remained a very private man, devoted to his family and his country. Now, for the first time, he provides a great kook through his personal life and gives a frank account of his sporting life.

About the author

Sachin Tendulkar is the former Indian cricketer and the captain who is known for as the greatest all time batsman. He took up cricket at the age of elevenTendulkar received the Arjuna Award in 1994 for his outstanding sporting achievement, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1997, India's highest sporting honour and the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awards in 1999 and 2008, respectively, India's fourth and second highest civilian awards. After a few hours of his final match on 16 November 2013, the Prime Minister's Office announced the decision to award him the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award. He is the youngest recipient to date and the first ever sportsperson to receive the award. He also won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards.


An awesome gift if you are considering this book from Microsoft CEO who tells his tale of his journey from a childhood India to leading one of the most valuable company in the world todayMicrosoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, while tracing his own journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant changes of the digital era and offering his vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies.One of the reviews on the site:
Change agent & his quest to redefine the trajectory if the flight called success is what sums up the narrative. Lighthouse perspectives of incoming & outgoing waves makes it interesting read. The choices & weight of the variables that confounds a decision maker & what goes in making some of the difficult decisions could have added more relevance for the readers.
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12 Books that make the perfect presents for anyone


Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, while tracing his own journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant changes of the digital era and offering his vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies.

Hit Refresh is about individual change, the transformation happening inside Microsoft, and the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced – including artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. It examines how people, organizations, and societies can and must transform, how they must ‘hit refresh’ in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal. Yet at its core, it’s about humans and how one of our essential qualities – empathy – will become ever more valuable in a world where technological advancement will alter the status quo as never before.

In addition to his thoughts on these stunning scientific leaps, Satya Nadella discusses his fascinating childhood before immigrating to the U.S. and how he learned to lead along the way. He then shares his meditations as sitting CEO – one who is mostly unknown following the brainy Bill Gates and energetic Steve Ballmer. He explains how the company rediscovered its soul – transforming everything from its culture to its business partnerships to the fiercely competitive landscape of the industry itself. Nadella concludes by introducing an equation to restore digital trust, ethical design principles, and economic growth for everyone

‘Ideas excite me,’ Nadella explains. ‘Empathy grounds and centres me.’ A series of recommendations presented as algorithms, Hit Refresh is an astute contemplation of what lies ahead from a conscientious, deliberative leader searching for improvement – for himself, for a storied company, and for society.

Fiction

Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Dan Brown: What else do you need. You cannot go wrong with these gems as gifts

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II is a great book for gifting everyone with J.K.Rowling weaving yet another amazing story. Ideal for gifting anyone on any occasion
Being labelled as 'the boy who lived' for his whole life has not been easy for Harry Potter. In the official eighth installment of the Harry Potter series penned in the form of a two-part stage production play, J. K. Rowling weaves yet another thrilling and magical yarn featuring the life of Harry Potter nineteen years later in the post-Voldemort wizarding world.
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12 Books that make the perfect presents for anyone


This book is written in script format, which is different from a novel format.
The Eighth Tale in the Harry Potter Saga

Being labelled as 'the boy who lived' for his whole life has not been easy for Harry Potter. In the official eighth instalment of the Harry Potter series penned in the form of a two-part stage production play, J. K. Rowling weaves yet another thrilling and magical yarn featuring the life of Harry Potter nineteen years later in the post-Voldemort wizarding world.

A glimpse into the epic tale

Harry Potter plays the role of a man finally living out the quiet, conventional lifestyle he always wanted to live as a Minister of Magic employee, who is a doting husband and father of three. Yet, he struggles to escape the haunting past, the demons of which continue to consume him. The play also features a grown up Albus Severus Potter following the footsteps of his legendary father and labouring to carry the burden of a family bequest and fortune he hadn't expected. As the past meets the present, the legendary father and son duo strive to come in terms with the darkness that lies within and overcome their inner demons.

The Play

The 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child: The Play' airs for the first time at the London Palace Theatre on July 30th, 2016. The play is based on the book written by Jack Thorne in collaboration with J. K. Rowling and the book is scheduled to release on July 31st, 2016. On 10th February, 2016, it was declared that the scripts of both the parts of the play would be released in both digital and print formats.

J. K. Rowling promises to take fans deeper into the recesses of Harry Potter's mind as the play showcases the life of Potter when he was an unwanted orphan.

About The Author

Harry Potter has often been declared as one of the most read and most loved sagas by children and adults alike; each book explores the wondrous world of wizards and leaves us with relatable lessons that has kept even adults glued to these books for years and years. Born in England, Joanne "Jo" Rowling conceived the entire plot for the Harry Potter series on a train-ride as she was working as a researcher for Amnesty International. The first novel in the seven-part series, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone was launched in 2000. And the rest as we know it, is history!

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Origin: Number 5 of the Robert Langdon Series is a great fiction read coming from Dan Brown. A great birthday present for anyone with all reviews 4 stars and up and positive reviews on all channels.One of the reviews on the website:
Captivating and thrilling read. Dan Brown has done an exceptional job. Unexpected finish.
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12 Books that make the perfect presents for anyone


The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever". The evening's host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence.

But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch's precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum's director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.

In order to evade a tormented enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate labyrinthine passageways of hidden history and ancient religion. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal uncover the clues that will bring them face-to-face with a world-shaking truth that has remained buried - until now.

'Dan Brown is the master of the intellectual cliffhanger' Wall Street Journal

'As engaging a hero as you could wish for' Mail on Sunday

'For anyone who wants more brain-food than thrillers normally provide' Sunday Times


Bulls, Bears and Other Beasts is an interesting read and makes the perfect gift if the person you are gifting works in the finance domain or follows the stock marketOne of the reviews of the book:
Detailed, well researched journey of the Indian stock market going back to the inception of the Dalal Street, covering all bull and bear markets and the irrational behavior of individual investors, brokers and operators during those times. It is a must read for everyone who were not the part of Indian stock market since the beginning. The author has touched upon very important events in the market during the course of journey. A very easy and entertaining read.
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12 Books that make the perfect presents for anyone


Insightful, interesting and a lot of fun' Ravi Subramanian

The wise, wily Lalchand Gupta takes you on an exciting journey through Dalal Street in this brief history of the Indian stock market post liberalization. From tech booms and tax evasion to banks and money laundering, scams and crashes to fixers and investors, Lala has seen it all.

A comprehensive account of the stock market over the last 25 years, it tells you what to watch out for while investing. It also looks at policies that the government needs to revise if the country is to harness domestic capital more effectively.

Bulls, Bears and Other Beasts is a must-read for all interested in the financial health of the country as well as those who want to know about the sensational events that led up to the far more sterile stock-market operations of the present day.

Who has not heard about Game of Thrones, if you love game of thrones then you must love this book set of all 7 books of A Song Ice & Fire.One of the reviews on amazon:
Amazing calendar. The illustrations are amazing. As someone who read the books first, i find these illustrations MORE apt and fitting. They resemble the story line in the book rather than the show. However, any tv show fan wont be disappointed either. The box space on each dates is sufficient fo scribble notes. It IS. Bit expensive but which fan merch isnt!?
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12 Books that make the perfect presents for anyone


HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R R Martin’s internationally bestselling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.

George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has set the benchmark for contemporary epic fantasy. Labelled byTime magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Martin has conjured a world as complex and vibrant as that of J.R.R.Tolkien, populated by a huge cast of fascinating, complex characters, and boasting a history that stretches back twelve thousand years. Three great storylines weave through the books, charting the civil war for control of the Seven Kingdoms; the defence of the towering Wall of ice in the uttermost north against the unearthly threat of the Others; and across the Narrow Sea the rise to power of Daenerys Targaryen and the last live dragons in the world.

Seasons one and two of the HBO adaption of A Game of Thrones aired world-wide to critical acclaim.

The box set includes:

  • A Game of Thrones
  • A Clash of Kings
  • A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow
  • A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold
  • A Feast for Crows
  • A Dance with Dragons 1: Dreams and Dust
  • A Dance with Dragons 2: After the Feast

Non-Fiction

Feel like reading something new or much more common, then you gotta own of these. Perfect if gifted

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is considered one of the best book in recent times, a best-seller at best. For the past few years, Mark Manson—via his wildly popular blog—has been working on correcting our delusional expectations for ourselves and for the world. He now brings his hard-fought wisdom to this groundbreaking book. With the digital life that we are living and our each and every action being scrutinized to every detail being perfect, this book gives an alternative approach to life. One the best books ever written in recent time and a perfect gift to give everyone. Its well worth the 340 bucks to invest in your happiness[goodreviews isbn="0062641549" buyinfo="off" bookinfo="off"]

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck


In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “Fuck positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is fucked and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugar-coat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected

American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—“not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace
our fears, faults and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity and forgiveness we seek.

There are only so many things we can give a fuck about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience.

A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in the-eye moment of real talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them truly lead contented, grounded lives.

The title itself says a lot about the book, its a new way to think about life and is a well-written and well-read book. A 4+ star rating on Amazon as well as a 3.78 star rating on good reads says a lot about this book and is considered perfect for gifting young as well as adults people.[goodreviews isbn="817992162X" buyinfo="off" bookinfo="off"]

12 Books that make the perfect presents for anyone


A renowned inspirational fiction, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a revealing story that offers the readers a simple yet profound way to live life. The plot of this story revolves around Julian Mantle, a lawyer who has made his fortune and name in the profession. A sudden heart-attack creates havoc in the successful lawyer’s life. Jolted by the sudden onset of the illness, his practice comes to a standstill. He ponders over material success being worth it all, renounces all of it and leaves for India.

A visit to India about a spiritual awakening that opens up new vistas and Julian begins to view life in a different perspective. He decides to live his life once again but in a way that is much more fulfilling and meaningful than before.

In the book, the reader goes through a spiritual journey and into a very old culture that has gathered much wisdom over the millennia. The book advocates about how to live happily, think deep and rightly, value time and relationships, be more disciplined, follow the heart’s call and live every moment of the life.

Written in simple words, the book has turned out to be a bestseller and is more than just an endearing story. Through storytelling, Robin Sharma showcases the miracles and wonders of living a fulfilling life. In the process, the book introduces readers to enlightening yet simple principles that vouch to make life better, happier and more meaningful.

A bestselling novel, what readers all over the globe appreciate about this book is its deft amalgam of the philosophies from both western and eastern worlds. The book has been followed by important personalities around the world.

About the Author

Robin Sharma, the bestselling author of 'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari', first published in 1999, is an International Leadership Professional Guru who is credited with having written 15 books on leadership. He has been guiding people to live a better life, by drawing inspiration from his own life experiences. The Leader Who Had No Title, The Leader Who Had No Title, The Greatness Guide and The Saint and The Saint are among his best books. He heads the Sharma Leadership International Inc, a firm that trains people in leadership. A former litigation lawyer, Robin holds a law degree from Dalhousie Law School, Canada. This book along with The Greatness Guide has been among the world’s bestsellers and has been translated in as many as 70 languages all over the world.


The Power of the Subconscious Mind is one of the most remarkable book which does not age. It explains a new way to understand how to live, treat, love, achieve, survive in our current world. A timeless masterpiece perfect for gifting for every age young and small. [goodreviews isbn="8192910962" buyinfo="off" bookinfo="off"]

12 Books that make the perfect presents for anyone


An ideal book to unravel your sub-conscious

Did you know that your mind has a 'mind' of its own? Yes! Without even realizing, our mind is often governed by another entity which is called the sub-conscious mind.

This book can bring to your notice the innate power that the sub-conscious holds. We have some traits which seem like habits, but in reality these are those traits which are directly controlled by the sub-conscious mind, vis-à-vis your habits or your routine can be changed if you can control and direct your sub-conscious mind positively. To be able to control this 'mind power' and use it to improve the quality of your life is no walk in the park. This is where this book acts as a guide and allows you to decipher the depths of the sub-conscious.

In this book, 'The power of your subconscious mind', the author fuses his spiritual wisdom and scientific research to bring to light how the sub-conscious mind can be a major influence on our daily lives. Once you understand your subconscious mind, you can also control or get rid of the various phobias that you may have in turn opening a brand new world of positive energy.

About the book

The book is available in two types, the kindle edition as well as the paperback edition. The book contains 312 pages of wisdom and positive energy. The modern English language used is easy to understand.

Book size:

The book is sized at 19.6 x 13 x 2.5 cm which makes portable in nature.

About the Author:

Born in Ireland, Joseph Murphy was ordained in Devine Science and Religious Science. The way you see things will change completely after you finish reading this book.

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How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life authored by Lilly Singh is great book for gifting any young girl who is into reading. Listed as a best-seller, its extremely a good gift idea for anyone.From actress, comedian and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman) comes the definitive guide to being a BAWSE - a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they've fought through it all and made it out the other side.One of the reviews on the site:
What a book! Words of wisdom coming from a person who's just in her 20s. Proud of you Lilly! I'm in my 20s as well and this book has energised me as the spinach does popoye! Lol! The chapters on FOMO, self control/discipline were spot on

12 Books that make the perfect presents for anyone


From actress, comedian and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman) comes the definitive guide to being a BAWSE - a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they've fought through it all and made it out the other side.

Told in her hilarious, bold voice that's inspired over 9 million fans, and using stories from her own life to illustrate her message, Lilly proves that there are no shortcuts to success.

Warning: This book does NOT include hopeful thoughts, lucky charms, and cute quotes. That's because success, happiness and everything else you want in life needs to be fought for - not wished for. In Lilly's world, there are no escalators. Only stairs.

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