The Holiday Gift Guide is available November 8, 2020-January 2, 2021



NOVEMBER 8, 2020-JANUARY 2, 2021


It only happens once a year — the Lone Star Lit Holiday Gift Guide! Browse our wide selection of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Books for Young Readers, and visit our Sponsor sites to find the perfect books for every reader on your holiday list (yourself included).


We're now accepting submissions for the 2020 Guide.

Any title by a Texas author or any book with a Texas connection, traditionally published or otherwise, is welcome.*


Whether you seek paranormal mystery or political humor,

you'll find plenty of book escapes in the Fiction Listings


A Christmas Tale for Little Women by Linda Brooks Davis

A Long Way Home by Myra Hargrave McIlvain

A u 7 9: A Tracker Novel by Anita Dickason

Airborne by DiAnn Mills

All In by L.K. Simonds

Bear by Van Allen

The Black-Marketer's Daughter by Suman Mallick

Candy-Coated Mysteries by Nancy Coco

Carpe Diem Chronicles by Maida Malby

Comfort Foods, Comfort Plans, & Comfort Songs by Kimberly Fish

The Covey Jencks Series by Shelton Williams

Death in the Time of Pancho Villa by Sandra Marshall

Dragonfly by Leila Meacham

East of Texas, West of Hell by Rod Davis

The Eleventh Virgin by Dorothy Day (New Edition Introduced by Sage Webb)

The Flying Cutterbucks by Kathleen Rodgers

Forgotten Boxes by Becki Willis

Galveston Jazz Age Mystery Series by Ellen Mansoor Collier  

Ghostly Interference by Jan Sikes

Grime Pays Mystery Series by Tricia L. Sanders

House of the Rising Sun by Richard Cox

The Illusion of Leaving by Jeannette Brown

In the Weeds: A Substitute's Story by Ruthie Robinson

Into the Sunset: The Women by Doris Rangel

Jackson's Pond, Texas--The Series by Teddy Jones

The Light Catcher Murders by Jo Cassie McCrae

Love and Other Misunderstandings by Sage Webb

Low Water Crossing by Dana Glossbrenner

The Memoirs of H.H. Lomax by Preston Lewis

Messing with Texas: Three Full Novels by Jim Sanderson

Mirrors Don't Lie Mystery Series by Becki Willis

Operation Navajo: A Tracker Novel by Anita Dickason

The Republic of Jack by Jeffrey Kerr

Safe Delivery by Jim Sanderson

Saving Irene by Judy Alter

Searching for Pilar by Patricia Hunt Holmes

The Seasons Mystery Series by Maryann Miller

Silver Hollow (Borderlands Saga #1) by Jennifer Silverwood

The Square Root of Texas by Rob Witherspoon

Stork Bite by L. K. Simonds

Strong from the Heart by Jon Land

The Texicans Series by Parris Afton Bonds

To Save the Golden-Cheeked Warbler by Philip Beck

The Venturi Effect by Sage Webb

When the Light Returned to Main Street by Jeff Hampton


From social media survival to cemetery symbols, there is a wide variety of Nonfiction Listings

6 Feet Under Texas: Unique, Famous, & Historic Graves in the Lone Star State by Tui Snider

A Biscuit for Your Shoe: A Memoir of County Line, a Texas Freedom Colony by Beatrice Upshaw

A Delightful Little Book On Aging by Stephanie Raffelock

A Social Media Survival Guide: How to Use the Most Popular Platforms and Protect Your Privacy by Melody Karle

At Close Range: A Memoir of Tragedy and Advocacy by Leesa Ross

Be the Hero and Rescue Yourself: Creating the Inner Courage to Wear Your Own Cape by Kelly Fuhlman

Ely Air Lines: Select Stories from 10 Years of a Weekly Column, Volumes 1 & 2, by Mike Ely and Linda Street-Ely

Expressive Interiors: Designing an Inviting Home by Sarah Eilers and Sandra Lucas

The Friendship Diet: Clean Out Your Fridge, Get Real With Yourself, and Fill Your Life With Meaningful Relationships That Last by Sheri Jacobs.

The Gulag P-Pa Diaries: A Bittersweet Memoir of Grand-Parenting by Preston Lewis

Men, Money and Gypsy Blood by Sharron Ann Sibley

One Man's Christmas by Leon Hale

Out There: Essays from the Lower Big Bend by Ben English

Pandemia and Other Poems by Edward Vidaurre

Ridin' Ropin' & Jumpin' Over Cars: The Biography of Virginia Reger -- A True Rodeo Star by Elaine Fields Smith

Santa Claus Bank Robbery: A True Crime Saga in Texas by Tui Snider

Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It's the Pilgrimage, Not the Hike by Julie Gianelloni Connor

The Second Battle of the Alamo by Judy Alter

There Are Herbs In My Chocolate by Amber and Jacob Royer

Understanding Cemetery Symbols: A Field Guide for Historic Graveyards by Tui Snider

What? And Give Up Show Business? by James Hampton

When to Act and When to Refrain: A Lifetime of Learning the Science and Art of Medicine by Marvin J. Stone 

Where Girls' Basketball Rules: The Panhandle and South Plains by Dr. Rickey Harman


Animals, angels, and amazing yarn

are among the Books for Young Readers Listings

A Dog's Day Series by Catherine Stier

A Little Spark by Chris Parsons

Adam Names the Animals by Beth Wyndham

Arthur Zarr's Amazing Art Car by Cathey Nickell

Better Angels by Sadie Keller with Michael McCaul

Bun E. Learns to Count in French | Bun E. apprend à compter by Cynthia Wildridge

Cleo Can Tie A Bow: A Rabbit and Fox Story by Sybrina Durant

The Dead Club Series by Manuel Ruiz

The Election Books Series by Catherine Stier

Hound Dawg by Patricia Vermillion

If I Were A Park Ranger by Catherine Stier

Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! by Marlene M. Bell

Nacho's Nachos by Sandra Nickel

Pudge and Prejudice by Allison Pittman

Stuck by Diane Windsor

Texas Chili? Oh My! and ¿Chili Texano? ¡Ay Dios! by Patricia Vermillion

Yazzy's Amazing Yarn by Cathey Nickell


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*Books which do not serve the interests of a wide, general readership, (such as pornography), books espousing hate speech, or books espousing extreme political or religious positions, are not eligible for the holiday gift guide.