Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Why I Love Wednesdays... Favorite Book to Recommend

Reflections of a Bookaholic

I am returning with my feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concernsthe books we love to recommend!

Why I Love...The Book Thief

The Book Thief is such a lovely and touching read.  It's funny because I had a difficult time starting it.  I would start, then stop.  Start again and stop again.  I kept coming back to it because every time I looked around, someone else was recommending it.  I kept thinking, "What am I missing?"  Then one day I didn't stop reading and this is one of the most amazing books I've ever read.  It's told from the point of view of death and he often imparts wise tidbits that are both thoughtful and fun at times.  The characters are all so  wonderful and complex.  It's so difficult to end this book.

I like to recommend this book not because it is amazing (and it is) but because I now that it can be easy to give up on it in the beginning.  It's not that it is slow.  It's just very different and it takes a moment to become accustomed   Because so many people recommended this book to me I couldn't get it out of my head.  I can't believe I would have missed out on something so wonderful.  You can find my review here.
Which recommendations do you love to give? Feel free to create your own post and link up.  Don't want to create an entire post?  Tell me your favorites in the comments.  Thanks for stopping by for another week of Why I Love Wednesdays!!


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22 comments:

  1. It's funny how sometimes the books we don't think we'll love end up being the most impressionable. The Language of Flowers was like that for me.

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  2. Whenever my friends asked me to give them book recommendations, the first book that always came to mind used to be The Hunger Games, but that has now been replaced by Megan Whalen Turner's Queen's Thief series.

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  3. I haven't read The Book Thief, but it keeps coming up, so I must check that out.

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    1. That's how I ended up reading it. You should give it a try.

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  4. I haven't read this one but all your recommendations have been GREAT! So I will have to add this one to my TBR list. By the way, I complete miss understood (or read) the theme of todays meme. Opps! LOL! :)

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  5. I love to recommend Gone Girl even though I only gave it a 3! I realize that makes me weird but I am honestly intrigued about how the ending affects everyone differently. I have had some great discussions around that book!

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    1. I give recommendations for different reasons and there is nothing wrong with a 3 book. Sometimes books I give an Awesome rating can be too intense so I don't always recommend those first.

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  6. This is difficult. Today it's The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstong. I like it because it has challenged my assumptions about who people are.

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    1. I'm going to search that one out because I'm starting to realize that I have an interest in books that do just that.

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  7. I still have not read it, I tried bit gave up, a lousy try

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  8. I definitely needed this post. I've started this book a couple of time and just couldn't get into it, so I've stopped. And I've wondered why it's been such a hit. But as they say, the best things come to those who wait. I will have to give it another go. Thanks

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    1. You should! It's not that it is slow, it's just different. The beginning is necessary for the end. I think you'll like it in the end.

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  9. Oh man! I'm bummed I missed this week's Why I Love. Ironically, my recommendation would be the exact same as yours for the exact same reasons. Strange. I also love recommending North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. So good :) Great post, Alexis!

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  10. I didn't do this one this week as it's so hard of me to think of favorites to recommend! Maybe I was just being mentally lazy :) Good choice for yours though, need to read it.

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    1. I have a few go-to recommends. Where it is hard for me is when a guy who doesn't like to read asks me for a recommendation. If he already doesn't like to read, I feel the pressure to pick something really good.

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  11. This is still on mys shelf! I must get to it soon!

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