“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
– John Green, The Fault In Our Stars
Which book would this be for you?
Honestly, I don’t push books on people very much. Plus, most of the people I talk about books with have already read the books I’ve read anyway. But, there are a few I do recommend if someone new to the bookish world asks for some. For a contemporary read I always start with Colleen Hoover’s Hopeless or Slammed series. Both are awesome. For dystopian, The Hunger Games is a favorite to recommend, and after that I also like to recommend the Birthmarked series by Caragh O’Brien. For paranormal I like to recommend Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series and Shifters series. Obviously there are a lot more great books to share. We have a few recommendations pages on our menu if you would like to check those out – I’ve listed out a lot of the books I’ve enjoyed by genre.
Why is it that every time someone asks me to recommend a book to them, I cannot think of a single book I like to read? For the longest time I would hesitate before recommending Outlander but I am more comfortable with recommending it now that it is a series on cable TV. I recommend The Bronze Horseman a lot to people who love historical romance. For people who prefer contemporary romance, I like to recommend Easy by Tammara Webber or Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.
My book recommendations tend to depend on the person asking. I do have a few I tend to always recommend. For history buffs, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Outlander, for sure, for lovers for men in kilts. The Kushiel Series by Jacqueline Carey for anyone into fantasy or anyone looking for some erotica with actual plot. But these are both really long books. For a short, quick, read, I’d go with any of the Stephaine Plum books by Janet Evanovich or the Lucky O’Toole books by Deborah Coonts. They are a fun romp any time.