Believe it or not, people still read books. And I'm not just talking memoirs by twenty-something HBO stars or former SNL cast-members—and, you know, those can be cool—but contemporary fiction, graphic novels, essay collections, even poetry. Books! They truly never get old.

Even though you may be swiping through your pages on an iPad this season, we thought it'd be good to highlight some of the best books that dropped this year. From a bloody Jamaican conspiracy theory to beautiful art books about the history of cinema, these are The Best Books to Gift in 2014

Nathan Reese is a News Editor at Complex. He tweets here.