Thursday, December 8, 2011

Follow Friday (22)


Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

Question: Keeping with the Spirit of Giving this season, what book do you think EVERYONE should read and if you could, you would buy it for all of your family and friends?

Ooo, I love this question! It's going to be so awesome to read everyone's answers. I have the feeling I'll be adding ton of books to my TBR list today.

For YA fiction, I'd pick "Jellicoe Road," by Melina Marchetta. I love that book so freakin' much, and I've already had practically everyone I know read it. If you haven't read it yet . . . um, why the heck not!?!

For general fiction, I'd pick "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee. It's just one of those books that EVERYONE should read. I put off reading it until college because I thought it was only going to be about racism, but it's about so much more--like growing up and thinking for yourself. Plus, I adore Scout's narrative voice.

If I got one more, I'd also pick "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It's a book that I know I can recommend to anyone, no matter their reading preferences. It's got something to please everyone: history, romance, a touch of mystery, great characters, humor . . . I could just go on and on.

What book(s) would you give?

11 comments:

  1. I haven't read On The Jellicoe Road yet but ill definitely read it when someone gifted it to me lol

    New Follower~
    Jay @ We Fancy Books

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  2. I haven't read Jellicoe Road yet but it's on my list. I'm a new follower.
    http://readinginthemountains.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hopping through. Agree with you on all your choices. Jellicoe Road is a tough read but so worth it. And TKAM is fabulous of course.
    My Hop

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  4. Jellicoe Road is pure genius. That Jonah Griggs is the epitome of swooniness.

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  5. Oh, I just did a readalong of Jellicoe Road with a friend and we had such a wonderful time. Great choice.

    Stop by The Nocturnal Library for a giveaway of another Aussie YA.
    I love your blog.
    Maja

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  6. On the Jellicoe Road is my choice for giving also! It's amazing.

    New Follower
    Sandra
    Waiting For Wentworth

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  7. I read To Kill a Mockingbird every year, along with a couple others. Great picks.
    New follower from FF.
    My Follow Friday

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  8. I promised a couple of fellow book bloggers I wouldn’t “machine gun” my Follow Friday posts on the blogs I visit but this week’s Follow Friday has inspired me to make an important exception.

    The book I think everyone should read is a work of non-fiction called The Four Hour Workweek. The thing is, the book is very well written and entertaining so it reads like a work of fiction. What the book can do to enhance your life and change the way you live day by day seems unbelievable on its face which might mark it a legitimate work of fiction for the skeptics out there.

    If you read this work of non-fiction and really follow the advice it gives and apply the insights you’ll gain, your life will read like a modern tale fairytale.

    I encourage, implore and even insist you follow me back to my book blog so you can find out why I think EVERYONE should read The Four Hour Workweek – http://www.howardsherman.net

    TGIFF!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  9. Jellicoe Road is so beautiful; one of my all time favorites!:)

    New follower from FF:)
    Nina at Lost in the Pages

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  10. To Kill A Mockingbird is a classic! I love some of the classics here and there!
    Nice choices today! Have a great weekend! :)
    -Roxy

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  11. Haha excellent -- I just bought my mother Guernsey :)

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