Vintage Fiction Recommendations for Every Reader

From stories that will transport you out of this world, to ones that will take you back in time, and the page-turners in between—here are 20 of our best fiction recommendations for the holiday gifting season. 

Whether you’re in search of a book for someone else, or inspiration for your own wish lists, we’re here to help.

From gripping page-turners and love stories to books that will transport you both in time and place, this list holds 20 recommendations that cover a wide range of reading tastes. For that extra bit of help for any personal recommendations, reach out to us on our social media @VintageBooks and we will be happy to guide you.


Nothing quite beats a book that you just can’t put down. Our page-turners make for the perfect gift for the reader who loves to get lost in a story and the characters that live within them. 

Transportive Tales

One of the most magical gifts a book can give is its ability to transport us to other worlds. These recommendations are perfect for the reader in search of their next escape.

Books with Heart

For the reader in search of a book that will leave a lasting impression on their heart, these reads pack a punch that might leave you with an emotional hangover.  

Time Travellers

Transport yourself to another era with these novels set against the backdrop of some of the most important and compelling moments in history. These novels open a dialogue between the past and present, showing us how the human condition endures. 

Unforgettable Characters

For the reader who wants a protagonist that jumps off the page and loves to collect new friends in all the novels they pick up, these stories centre unforgettable characters that will stay with you long after you turn the finish the book.