The Holiday Gift Guide is featured November 7, 2021-January 1, 2022



NOVEMBER 7, 2021-JANUARY 1, 2022


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 accepting submissions for the 2021 Guide through December 15, 2021.

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


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Whether you seek urban fantasy or western humor,

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

(FICTION updated 12/15/2021)


The Alex Wilde series by H.K. Jacobs

Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly Bad Dates by Rebekah Manley 

Alfie Carter by B.J. Mayo

An Honorable Place by Henry Taylor Millard

The Annalisse series by Marlene Bell

Apache Lance: Franciscan Cross by Florence Byham Weinberg

The Bean to Bar Mysteries Series by Amber Royer

Before the Alamo: A Tejana's Story by Florence Byham Weinberg

The Big Empty by Loren C. Steffy

Break Bone Fever by Mary Rae and Wanda Venters

Carpe Diem Chronicles by Maida Malby

The Conquest of the Veil series by Michael Scott Clifton

The Covey Jencks Mysteries series by Shelton R. Williams

The Cowboy's Christmas Star by Vickie Phelps

Crude Ambition by Patricia Hunt Holmes

The Cuts That Cure by Arthur Herbert

Diaries of an Urban Panther series by Amanda Arista

The El Paso series by Louis Bodnar

First Herd to Abilene by Preston Lewis

Forgive the Trespassers by Vickie Phelps

Gone to Dallas: The Storekeeper 1856-1861 by Laurie Moore-Moore

Hold Your Breath...Breathe by Todd Michael Gent

If a Butterfly Series by Michael Sirois

I've Been Watching You by Angela Johnson

The Jackson's Ponds series by Teddy Jones

The Janus Witch by Michael Scott Clifton

Kiss Me Before Flight by Thia Finn

Lone Star Legends series by Linda Broday

The Merci Lanard Files series by Amanda Arista

Mountain Laurel Christmas by Jan Sikes

No Names to be Given by Julia Brewer Daily

Odd Birds by Severo Perez

Operation Navajo by Anita Dickason

River, Sing Out by James Wade

The Sparrows of Montenegro by BJ Mayo

Trace of Doubt by DiAnn Mills

Under the Texas Mistletoe by Karen Witemeyer

Unveiling Beulah by Dana Wayne

Valley of Promise series by Linda Brooks Davis

The Wilbarger County series by Dianne Smithwick-Braden

The Women of Rock Creek series by Linda Brooks Davis



Find out what women want or learn about Texas pioneer

cemeteries in the wide variety of Nonfiction Listings

(NONFICTION updated 12/15/2021)


101 Things Women Want from Their Men by Annette Bridges

An Airline Pilot's Life by Chris Manno

Creatrix Rising by Stephanie Raffelock

Death of a Texas Ranger by Cynthia Leal Massey

Helotes, Where the Texas Hill Country Begins by Cynthia Leal Massey

Inclined Elders by Ramona Oliver

The Last Trial of T. Bone Pickens by Chrysta Castenada and Loren Steffy

NPE* A Story Guide for Unexpected DNA Discoveries by Leeanne R. Hay

Not Yet by Sonja Rose Klein

Postcards from Lonnie by Lisa Johnson Savoring the Camino de Santiago by Julie Connor

To Be Human -- Always by Tiffany Sunday

What Lies Beneath: Texas Pioneer Cemeteries and Graveyards by Cynthia Leal Massey


True tales, folktales, and teen tales

are among the Books for Young Readers Listings

(BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS updated 11/29/2021)


The Baby with Three Families, Two Countries, and One Promise: An International Adoption Story by Julie Gianelloni Connor

Boo's Shoes by Sybrina Durant

Cleo Can Tie a Bow by Sybrina Durant

Edison Jones and the Anti-Grav Elevator by Michael Scott Clifton

Einstein's Compass by Grace Blair

Four-Toed Farting Troll by Lavelle Carlson

Four Legged Heroes: The Mama Magina Stories by Mary Virginia McCormick Pittman

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

Once Upon a Camel by Kathi Appelt

SandyBoy and the Christmas Blizzard (A SandyBoy Adventure) by Cindi Flow

The Treasure Hunt Club by Michael Scott Clifton



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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.