Was it just us, or did the holidays totally sneak up on everyone this year? If you’re headed to a family gathering this weekend and scrambling for last-minute gifts for your relatives, don’t forget that you pretty much can’t go wrong with a good book. It’s all a matter of picking the right book for the right relative. Sound hard? Well not to worry, dearest procrastinators, we’ve got you covered. After the jump, read through our suggestions (and our second choices) for books for every member of your family. Let us know what you ended up choosing in the comments!
For your geeky brother: Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson
This book will delight computer nerds and fantasy geeks alike — and hey, it’s not like the two camps don’t heavily overlap. This mythical, magical, technological masterpiece is fantasy for the modern age, and your family’s favorite hacker/wizard-wannabe will eat it up.
If he already has that one, try: Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan