THIS IS NOT A BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS POST. Here, I am going to talk about how difficult it is to recommend books to some people.
Recently, a friend of mine from school texted me, asking me to suggest a book for her to read. I knew that she was a rather occasional reader and had no idea what kind of books she liked to read. She told me she wanted something preferably ’emotional and romantic’.
I was in a dilemma. What kind of book did she expect? A classic? YA? New Adult? Besides, I am not a big fan of romance, and I hadn’t read many romance books. I ended up recommending the book I had just finished reading-The Book Thief. I told her that it wasn’t romance, but I had just finished reading it, and I really liked it. I knew it was a book that most people found easy to like, so it was a safe recommendation.
I wonder if any of you can relate. I personally feel it is much easier to recommend books to people in the bookish community than outside it. Do share your opinions.