Recommending Books: With Great Power

With great power comes great responsibility…or so they say.


I have become the official book recommender for my friends and I have to admit that the thought terrifies me. It isn’t that I don’t know which books I love or which books would appeal to others, it’s that there’s a lot of judgement that can come from recommending a bad book. If it isn’t a good fit, you could turn someone off to a whole genre. Or worse, turn a reluctant reader off of books forever.

Here are a few of my go to book recommendations that suit most any reader and any mood.

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Room by Emma Donoghue

Room by Emma Donoghue



How do you handle recommending books?

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