What books do you try and force on friends and strangers?

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What books do you try and force on friends and strangers?

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Jan 16, 2009, 6:19pm

Since I mentioned it in another thread. I find there are certain books or authors that come up for me again and again when I am telling a friend or sometimes a stranger to read them.

This is probably a partial list at best but I thought we could share a few

The Little Bookroom
An African in Greenland
The Summer Book
The Whole Finn Family Moomintroll series also by Tove Jansson
All Passion Spent
Books by Joan Aiken, who I think is unjustly neglected,(Generally The Wolve Chronicles or now The Serial Garden)
Cold Comfort Farm
The Facts of Winter

Jan 18, 2009, 7:13pm

I must admit that my efforts to get people to read certain books have not fared too well - except with one friend. I might be able to convince her to read The Invention of Morel since she could read it in the original language. Also, The Facts of Winter looks pretty interesting - I'll have to keep an eye out for that one.

Jan 18, 2009, 7:23pm

None. I might suggest a book that I think a particular individual would like, but I would never "force" a book on someone.

Fév 7, 2009, 2:01pm

Ah yes lilith. Perhaps force is too strong a word but I do find that there will be a week when I seem to recommend the same book in many separate conversations.

DieFledermaus, The Invention of Morel has been in the back of my mind so perhaps I will move it up the list.