The Ela India Reading list: Christmas Edition

Ela India Team

Posted on December 18 2021

The Ela India Reading list: Christmas Edition

The Ela India Reading List: We wanted to make a Reading list for December with a bit of a difference. We picked seven of our favourite titles that we think would make great Christmas gifts for your loved ones. 

  1. Cake by Maira Kalman: With recipes of cake and illustrations by our favourite artist, what's not to love about this book? As much a beautifully illustrated book about cakes as it is about life, love and everything in between, we couldn't recommend this book enough. 
  2. Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon: We are huge fans of Austin Kleon and his blog. Kleon's skill lies in breaking down the creative process in a way that makes it accessible for so many of us who are intimidated at the thought of calling ourselves creative or diving into that creative project that's been on our to-do list for ages. Subscribe to his newsletter too, you won't regret it.   
  3. Devotions by Mary Oliver: We love Mary Oliver and you will too. If you're a fan of audio books, don't miss the chance to listen to her work in her own voice. Devotions is a volume that brings together some of her best work. Before you gift her book, consider keeping a copy for yourself too.   
  4. The Monocle Travel Guides: We love all of what Monocle and Gestalten has to offer, and their Travel Guides are a personal favourite. Buy one for your travel hound friend, and thank us later.   
  5. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott: Lamott is one of our favourite authors when it comes to reading about writing, which makes sense considering so much of her work has been about the craft of writing interspersed with little gems about the art of living, while one is at it.  
  6. Signature- Patterns in Gond Art: We would recommend almost any of the titles from the superb publishing house- Tara Books, this one just happens to be in our own collection. This is a beautifully produced book featuring the signature prints and motifs that are found in the work of Gond Artists. A must-buy for your artist friend:) 
  7. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: We have read and re-read this book many times now. Enough said. Do someone a favour and introduce them to Gaiman and Pratchett, if they aren't familiar with them already. 

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