30 Day Book Meme – Day 24

A book that you wish more people would’ve read

Books are such personal things – my thing won’t necessarily be your thing. We’ve all encountered books that we’ve loved, we’ve passed on, only to have them returned to us with a shrug. It’s one of the reasons why my book club’s cardinal rule is that we have to choose a book we haven’t read. – less potential for hurt feelings. Of course, it’s human nature to want to share things you’ve loved with other people and books are certainly no exception. We’ve all been there, though, when a book you’ve adored is met with a less than enthusiastic reaction.

Still, it doesn’t stop us from trying to spread the book love by sharing with others. Whenever I discover a new book I try to encourage others to read it. For a while it was Marcus Zusak’s incredible tale, The Book Thief, which I have been advocating for a class set of  for our school since I read it. So, so good. Truly, in any study of the Holocaust, this is a must read. It’s funny, heart-breaking and beautifully written.

Then after I read John Connolly’s novel The Book of Lost Things I started passing that around. Another story so deserving of a huge audience.

I ‘ve loaned out Kristin McCloy’s Velocity many times over the years (the reasons should be obvious if you’ve been reading this meme from the beginning.)

Reading is a solo activity, but books belong to us all.