Caught Reading: Holiday Shopping Edition

It's become obvious to my family and friends that the best gifts I can give, besides time together and kindness, are books!

During my trips to local bookstores, both mainstream and independent, this holiday season, I spotted several shoppers also searching for that perfect book for a loved one. Whether it's for you, your family or your friends, here are some of the books I spotted you buying during this giving season. All told, 2017 will be a great year for us readers!

In the memoir department, I caught several people buying Bruce Springsteen's autobiography, Born to Run, and Megyn Kelly's Settle for More.

And I spotted some history enthusiasts buying The South Side by Chicago's own Natalie Moore and American Heiress, about Patty Hearst.

I was happy to spot someone buying both In Such Good Company and The Magnolia Story, as I have friends who love Carol Burnett and the couple behind the show Fixer Upper.

I spotted some fiction lovers buying Jodi Picoult's Small Great Things and Nicholas Sparks' latest, Two by Two.

Of course, I couldn't resist buying one or four books for myself. I checked out Abbi Jacobson's Carry This Book and Thank You for Being Late to help me prepare for the new year.

I'm sure some still need to finish up their shopping, so I wish you all wonderful reading through the last days of the year and an adventurous 2017 filled with new authors, new books and new ideas!