The 2020 Books for Writers Gift List

By Books for Writers

By Books for Writers

The Writer's Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear

Anne H Janzer


There isn't one correct way to write, but there are ways that you can make the process work well for you. Understanding them can be both validating and freeing.

Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self

Manoush Zomorodi

$18.00 $16.56

When's the last time you gave yourself permission to be bored? Boredom and creativity go hand-in-hand.

Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving

Celeste Headlee

$25.00 $23.00

If you're feeling driven by your to-do lists and always deferring more meaningful moments, you may need to read this book.

The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition: Features a New Foreword and Brand-New Tools

Brené Brown

$25.00 $23.00

This book has been out for a while, but I only got around to it recently, at what turned out to be the perfect moment: while I was revising the manuscript for my latest book. It's full of calming, anchoring wisdom.

Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion

Meredith Fineman

$27.00 $24.84

This one is for the person in your life who is not willing to toot their own horn—perhaps you?

Get the Word Out

Anne Janzer

$16.98 $15.62

This is a classic; give it to anyone who wants to step into a thought leadership role in their industry

Purposeful: Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter?

Jennifer Dulski


Although framed for a business audience, this book is chock full of lessons for anyone who wants to start something bigger than themselves.

Championing Science: Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers

Roger D. Aines and Amy L. Aines


If there’s a scientist in your life, they have the double burden of contributing to science and effectively championing it to the world at large. Make sure that they have this book at hand.

Write On, Sisters!: Voice, Courage, and Claiming Your Place at the Table

Brooke Warner

$16.95 $15.59

Brooke Warner's book is particularly valuable for women who want to write a memoir

The Someday (is not a day in the week) Journal: A daily journal to help you build the life you want today

Sam Horn


If you know someone who has been putting off an important, life-changing project, send them to this lovely and inspiring book.

Writing to Change the World: An Inspiring Guide for Transforming the World with Words

Mary Pipher

$17.00 $15.64

From the author of Reviving Ophelia, this book has a journalistic slant, and would be great for the potential writer/activists in your life.