Christmas is just around the corner and while some of us plan ahead when it comes to buying gifts, some of us are guilty of leaving things to the last minute and rushing around to get ready for the big day.

Sometimes it’s difficult to know which Christmas gifts to buy for your loved ones and so we’ve compiled a list of books that we think the bookworm in your life might like to receive this Christmas.

Waterstones currently has a variety of biographies for you to get your hands on and there’s no better time to buy them when there’s discounts to be had.

The bookshop has launched its Black Friday deals, giving you the chance to save some money this Christmas. 

The Gladiator Mindset by Adam Peaty MBE (Hardback)


Price: £20

Signed copy price: £20

Olympian Adam Peaty continued his successful swimming career this summer at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Peaty also joined Strictly Come Dancing this year where he was partnered with Katya Jones but he has since left the show.

In the book, Adam discusses his winning mentality and shows readers how they can improve their confidence and talents.

You can buy Adam Peaty’s book via the Waterstones website where signed editions are also available. 

Reflections by Holly Willoughby (Hardback)

Price: £16.99

Holly Willoughby is known for her presenter role on This Morning with Phillip Schofield as well as her fashion style which fans like to replicate.

In the book, Willoughby talks about a range of topics including body image, beauty and sexuality.

If you’d like to buy a copy of Reflections, you can find it on the Waterstones website. 

Tom Daley Coming Up For Air (Hardback)


Price: £16.99

Olympic Diver Tom Daley also had a successful summer in Tokyo winning medals including his first Olympic Gold.  

In Coming Up For Air, Daley discusses topics such as his sporting career, family life and sexuality.

If you’d like to buy a copy of the book, you can find it on Waterstones website.

A Promised Land by Barack Obama (Hardback)

Price: £17.50

Obama reflects on his presidency and the journey leading up to it. This book was released last year and is now half price at Waterstones.

You can buy a copy on the Waterstones website. 

Diddly Squat: A Year on the Farm by Jeremy Clarkson (Hardback)

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Price: £14.99

This book follows Jeremy Clarkson as he spends time on his farm learning along the way.

You can buy Clarkson’s book on the Waterstones website.