Day 8

Day 8 – A book everyone should read at least once

I really don’t believe there is an answer to this question. All readers are drawn more to one genre more strongly than to others. I, for example, read a lot of different types of books but my favorites fit into the horror/dark fantasy genre. But my mom likes chick lit. So I’m probably not going to tell her to recommend she read Carrie, even though I think it’s a terrific book. But I did suggest she might like Toni Morrison and loaned her my copy of Sula.

Maybe it’s a cop out but I really don’t think there is any way to answer this question for “everyone.” I mean… I could tell you to read The Portable Dorothy Parker, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, T. H. White’s The Once and Future King or Stephen Chbosky’s the Perks of Being a Wallflower (which will be the subject of another day, later in the week…) but none of these books will mean the same things to anyone reading this as they did to me. Some people reading this will love them, others will hate them, but they won’t mean the same things to any of you that they did to me.

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