The editors at MinnPost have been too busy to shop for books, so we’re seeking tips on what to give to relatives and friends and even to read ourselves. Please refrain from the temptation to suggest we reread William Strunk’s “The Elements of Style,” first published in 1918. Please click on the comment link below the ad and tell us the full title of your favorite book of the year, the author and why it struck your fancy. Was it fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s lit? Maybe you’re looking for gift ideas, too? Just read the comments below and see what your fellow MinnPost readers recommend.