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BTT: One Size Fits All

April 5, 2012

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Bookish Sarah asks:

If someone asked you for a book recommendation, what is the FIRST book you’d think to recommend (without extra thought)?

There’s not actually one book I would recommend to every person. That’s like having a prom dress that fits everyone who walks into the store, sillies! I have my favorite dog book to recommend or my favorite fiction cum philosophy book or my favorite chick-lit but still deep book or my favorite breastfeeding stories collection book. I hand each title out with care when folks ask (or sometimes even when they don’t)  but I don’t have a book that I think everyone must read.

I suppose the only way you could twist my arm to have me come clean on such a thing would have been before The Hunger Games went totally viral. I used to tell everyone to read it, buying it for birthdays and random occasions. Ah, but thanks to Hollywood, those days are over. Right now, my closest thing comes in way under the hype as the Beautiful Creatures series. I’m having so much fun with it and it’s largely inoffensive and generally just very good. Still, I don’t think it’s a total panacea for the recommendation question.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 5, 2012 5:49 pm

    I adore The Hunger Games, but I still wouldn’t recommend it to everyone.
    I had a really hard time answering this week’s question.

  2. April 6, 2012 9:45 am

    I also think it would be hard to recommend one book to everyone, but if I was forced to choose, I guess I would go with The Lonely Polygamist.

  3. April 7, 2012 8:12 am

    Tough question! One would be The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley or maybe Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

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