Don't panic! Here's a handy guide.
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    For the ballet enthusiast
    Astonish Me, by Maggie Shipstead
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    For the romantic who loves to get her heart broken
    The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Nieffenegger
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    For the person who needs to know that theirs isn't the only dysfunctional family
    Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
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    For the open-minded, compassionate soul
    Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed
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    For the person who still writes you letters
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Schaffer
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    For the friend who loves to wallow in unrequited love
    The Song Is You, by Arthur Phillips
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    For the person who can't get enough of the Kennedys
    Come to the Edge, by Christina Haag
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    For the budding writer
    Bird by Bird, by Ann Lamott
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    For the mother who can only snatch a few minutes to read here and there between feeds and nappy changes
    One More Thing by BJ Novak
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    For the "Americanophile" in your life
    State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America, by Matt Weiland
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    For the friend who loves to roll her eyes at 30-something single men
    The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P, by Adelle Waldman
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    For those who like a good political scandal
    The List, by Karin Tanabe
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    For the sweet and innocent nine-to-twelve-year-old
    Treasures of the Snow, by Patricia St John
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    For the small child who loves to be read to by a silly uncle
    The Book with No Pictures, by BJ Novak