A quick Christmas craft for my friends' stockings. I found book cover images (front, back, and spine wherever possible) and printed them onto card stock, then glued them onto tiny sticky note pads. Unfortunately, using the sticky notes later doesn't really work, but they're meant to be Christmas ornaments so it doesn't matter.
Choosing which books to make was easy for friends who have GoodReads accounts. I simply sorted their shelves by their own ratings, and made ornaments of their 5-star favorites.
The Harry Potter books, of course, have wonderful covers that wrap all the way around.
For friends without GoodReads accounts, I had to work a little harder to choose appropriate books. For some I had to remember books that had been brought up in conversation in the past, and for others, I had to guess based on personality. Luckily I ended up guessing correctly most of the time.
I have to admit, all those little books hanging on the tree at our Christmas party were pretty cute. I might just have to make some for myself. I think I have a few more sticky notes around here somewhere...