If You Could Recommend One Book..

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

And I really do mean just one, what would that book be? Of course, it'd be awesome if you stated a reason -- any reason -- why you chose that book. Please feel free to let me know, as I'm always looking for new books to check out and read. I figured the best way to get the best recommendations is through fellow book lovers and bloggers. And also, I'm just plain curious. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing from you about this one. As for me, if I could recommend only ONE book, it'd most definitely be The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak -- but of course you already knew I'd say that ;)

17 comments:

  1. If I could only recommend one, gosh that's hard - but it would be The Light Of Asteria, it changed me when I read it, a part of me, for the better will always carry a little piece of Kailmeyra with me everywhere I go.

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  2. You've likely read it already, but if I could recommend just one book, it would be Cassandra Clare's City of Bones ... it's one of those books that is just the right mixture of haunting and hilarity - I couldn't put it down! :)

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  3. Mine would be The Power of One, by Bryce Courtenay. I explained the reasons why it's my favorite book of all time on Aarti's With Reverent Hands feature, which you can read here: http://aartichapati.blogspot.com/2010/05/with-reverent-hands-power-of-one.html

    Great idea for a discussion topic!

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  4. I would recommend beautiful darkness!it still grows over me now =)

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  5. I would recommend 'The Noticer' by Andy Andrews. I read this in February and could not stop talking about it, so my hubby picked it up and now he can't stop talking about it!

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  6. Still Alice by Lisa Genova, an amazing touching story about Alzeimers.

    I need to read Book Thief.

    Tampa BookWorm - I have heard great things about The Noticer, this is one I definitely will read.

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  7. I would recommend The Secret History by Donna Tartt. It's not specifically Y.A. but the protagonist is in his first year at university when he get's caught up with an aloof and sophisticated group of Greek scholars. Sounds rubbish, doesn't it? I thought so for ages, but finally read it on a whim and have re-read it every year since. And I have heard so many others say the same. An absolute must-read for anyone who likes a well written mystery and study of friendship.

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  8. Les Miserables. Incredibly story about love, life, redemption. And France.

    - Rebecca

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  9. I would have to say I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb. This is my absolute favorite book of all time. It addresses the issue of mental illness and how it affects the relationships between the characters. It is a long book (I think about 900 pages), but I read it in a week--I couldn't put it down!

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  10. Bridge to Terabithia. Family, friends, the importance of imagination, coming of age and life lessons. It's just a beautiful story, and the first book to ever make me cry!

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  11. @Book Crazy Jen: I feel horrible that I have never heard of that book before. However, I did check out the synopsis and it looks really interesting. I might have to check that one out from our local library. Thanks for the recommendation.

    @Melissa: I have actually NOT read it yet. I started reading it, but lost interest immediately. I think it was just me though and I wasn't in the mood very much. I have a copy of it, and I'll definitely pick it up again one of these days.

    @Greg Zimmerman: I have read that book, and I do have to agree with your choice. I'm going to go read the one on the link you posted!

    @Darlyn: I heard great things about that one; it's in my TBR list. I'm looking forward to getting to it and reading it.

    @Tampa Bookworm: Now I feel bad because I have never actually heard of 'The Noticer.' I might have to check that one out very soon.

    @Marce: Oh I definitely agree with you with Still Alice -- such an amazing, heart wrenching story.

    @Splendibird: I have not read that one yet. I'll see if our local library has it.

    @Readerly Person: Les Miserables was a wonderful story, I agree with you.

    @Julie P: I have that book on my bookshelf, waiting to be read. I'm thinking I should go ahead and pick it up.

    @thekams: Yes, I read that also and I have to agree with your reasons. It was also one of the first books that made me cry.

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  12. I was going to recommend a favourite book that I'd read recently (either Paper Towns by John Green or the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness) but then I noticed Greg's comment and realised, yes. The Power of One is the book I'd recommend to anyone. Favourite all-time book.

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  13. @Clover: I have read The Power of One. However, I haven't heard of Paper Towns or Chaos Walking! I think I might have to check those two out soon. Thanks!

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  14. Hi Jillian! I am posting here for the first time, though I love reading your blog posts! And thanks to you, I have discovered books that I LOVED!!! Cant help but reply to this one...if I were to recommend ONE book (which is really HARD!) I would say The Kite Runner. Epic book!

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