Books make excellent gifts, but with so many new titles each year, it can be difficult to find the perfect pick.

Is your loved one a thriller fan, a history enthusiast, a lover of romance novels? Give us some hints and we’ll provide the recommendations. The staff of The Washington Post’s Book World gave their recommendations on Monday. You can also take a look at our best books of 2021 special section, which you can read here.

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Teddy Amenabar, an editor on The Post’s audience team, produced this Q&A.