Monday, March 19, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Recommending?

Slice #19 of 31 for the Slice of Life Story
Challeng sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.

Last week I wrote along with the It's Monday! What Are You Reading? meme. This Monday, I  thought I'd take a minute to reflect on the books I recommended to folks today.

To a student in class who just finished I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, I recommended Susan Kuklin's No Choirboy and Gail Giles' Shattering Glass or Dead Girls Don't Write Letters. I'd given her a Cooney mystery over the weekend. She returned it today, read, but I had to chuckle when she said, "I read it, but it wasn't the book I was looking for."

To my massage therapist who just finished The Hunger Games trilogy and is reading Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, I recommended Divergent by Veronica Roth, Delirium by Lauren Oliver and The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

To a good friend who is coming out of a hard eighteen months, she's read Westerfeld's Uglies series and the Hunger Games, loves C. S. Lewis and dabbles in art, so I recommended The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and Looking for Alaska by John Green.

There were more--just a few--I also took pictures of books at the bookstore while I waited to meet  my dinner-date friend. I will show the pictures to pertinent parties tomorrow. And over lunch or during before school breakfast, I will start conversations with "have you read..." or "I saw this book and thought..." and I will delight in all that follows.

Happy reading Monday!

PS: I'm finishing Death Curse tonight even if I'm up until morning!


  1. Something so heart warming in a book recommendation or even reading about a book recommendation. You can feel your love for books and reading in your writing.

  2. I love this idea! And it is awesome to hear about all the people reading science fiction and fantasy :)

    My post yesterday was about that very thing (my tribute to the books that created the sci fi fantasy fan that is me)

  3. I love my apps - Goodreads is one scan the barcode and you can make a shelf for your friends. I love that I can finally start inventorying my professional books just by scanning the barcodes.