Some of the best gifts I ever received didn’t cost an arm and a leg. A good book goes a long way without breaking the bank. You just have to figure out what kind of book the recipient would like. Sci-Fi, Horror, Memoir, Thriller, Design, Graphic, Historical or anything in between.

For your reading pleasure, a tiny excerpt from I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, a book that’s on my MUST LIST. I am so inspired by Malala, her strength, courage, intelligence and conviction at such a young age blows my mind. Below is a small sample from Amazon. You can take a longer peak into book on there or you can grab your very own copy.

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  1. Kristen Bullock

    December 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm Reply

    thank you so much! that small portion of the book touched me and i am definitely reading soon!

  2. Tidy-Up Gal

    December 9, 2013 at 1:19 am Reply

    I am so inspired by Malala, such a brave young lady. I didn't know she wrote a book, so thanks for letting me know! I will buy a copy.

  3. Natasha Bernard

    December 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm Reply

    So in need of a good read. This post is right on point. The best gifts are the most useful and practical ones. Loved your Fashion Bomb feature. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. xoxo.
    Natasha B of Fashionably Fabulous

  4. Sasha

    December 6, 2013 at 3:08 am Reply

    Agreed with the book as gift! They're often the best gifts to give and to receive, especially among my family and friends.

  5. JustMeAisha

    December 5, 2013 at 5:41 pm Reply

    perfect timing! I spent about 3 hrs yesterday looking for a few good reads to pick up before I travel. I am definitely getting Malala! What other suggestions do you have on your must list?

  6. Anonymous

    December 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm Reply

    Hey Cyn, i am South African and love reading your blog. Been reading your blogs for almost a year now and i get excited every Monday to see what style you will pull out your ocean of fashion sense. Love the fact that like me you always go for sale items…hahahaha..its the best way to get quality items without draining your pocket :). Happy Thursday and thanks for the Book Alert am quite a big reader – i will substitute a meal for a good any day.

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