Book lovers can't keep it to themselves. When we fall for a book we can fall hard. Just like you want your friends to meet the new boyfriend, you want your friends to meet the latest novel you love. And sometimes you just know that there's a book your friend needs to read "for their own good." What are the top "must-read" titles we press on friends? From brand-new to classic, here's my five.

 

The latest "YOU MUST READ" title: How to Be a Woman.  This book came my way via many routes:  

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by Fricka on ‎10-09-2012 12:14 PM

Well, coming at it from the other side, Ellen, one of my friends sent me a copy of Maisy Dobbs, by

Jacqueline Winspear, and I liked it so much that I got hooked on the series. Decades ago, I had a similar experience when a friend gave me her copy of The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien, to read. YUP! Same story--I just HAD to go on and read The Lord of the Rings Trilogy after that!

 

As for books I encourage friends to read, I do have a friend who is a "Cat Nut" (as she just recently adopted a kitten and took it home to her FOUR other cats!) and I've lent her my copies of several mystery novels that feature cats in them rather prominently. One of those is by Leann Sweeney--the "Cats in Trouble" set of books. I started my friend off with the first book, The Cat, The Lady, and the Liar, and she's now read the latest book in that series, The Cat, The Wife, and the Weapon.

 

By the By, I am happy to note that I can post in here again. For some reason, I've been locked out of commenting in this blog for awhile. Don't know what happened--I would sign in as usual but then when I tried to click into the comment area, nothing happened. Just--blocked out. Go figure.

by Blogger Ellen_Scordato on ‎10-17-2012 07:31 PM

very glad to have you back! I love cats too--I want to start a tumblr of Cats in Stores as they are all over Manhattan lately.may try that series!

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