Need help with figuring out what to buy all the book lovers on your gift list this year? Now in its third year, the Advent Book Blog should be your one-stop site to finding recommendations for everyone on your list. The site features several recommendations per day, all from readers just like you and me. In fact, my recommendation of one of my favourite books ever, All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman went up on their site yesterday. Here’s what I had to say about it, in 100 words or less:
This may be a story about superheroes (and comic book fans will definitely love that aspect), but even more it’s a heartbreaking yet heartwarming tale of an outsider who must beat the odds in winning back his true love. Kaufman’s main character Tom is an everyman to the extreme, surrounded by the extraordinary – I mean, his friends are actually superheroes, from the Perfectionist to the Amphibian. Funny, sweet, and oh-so-relatable, Tom lives in a version of Toronto that you have to read to believe. I dare you to find a book that packs a better punch in only 100 pages.
Check out my full recommendation over on the Advent Book Blog…and if you want to buy the book (and I obviously think you should!) go on and buy it from Coach House Books, who just added it to their holiday sale thanks to my Advent Book Blog recommendation. If you buy it through their site before December 31, you’ll get 25% off the list price and it’s free shipping, too!