“The Twelve Days of Christmas” is a sweet song, but we all know that the way to an avid reader’s heart isn’t through partridges or pear trees—it’s through books, books, and more books! More specifically for fiction lovers, it’s through novels that take us on grand adventures and introduce us to unforgettable characters that we can’t help but fall a little bit in love with, characters we’d put Before Anyone Else: our book BAEs.
What better way to show you our love, then, than by sharing a few of the characters nearest and dearest to our hearts this holiday season? We’d be over the moon to unwrap any one of these books ourselves, which is why they also fall into the category of #BooksILiketoGive. So whether you’re shopping for a bookish bestie and need some inspiration, or you’re simply looking for a new literary love of your own, we hope you get a kick out of our 12 Baes of Christmas….
P.S. For even more recommendations, be sure to visit Simon & Schuster’s handy Books I Like to Give holiday gift guide here!