Let’s Discuss – Recommendations

Last time I did one of these, I said that I almost never take book recommendations. But just for fun, let’s give them anyway!

Today’s topic: What books or genre or whatever do you find yourself recommending a lot? Do you tend to recommend things because a specific person will like it or because it’s so good you think everyone will like it?

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If someone asks for or mentions wanting to read about a particular topic I’ll make specific recommendations. Otherwise, they’re all sort of evangelical. (“I loved this and everyone needs to know about it!”)

Unsurprisingly, they’re mostly comic books. In fact, right this second I can’t think of any non-comics I recommend frequently.

My most recommended comics:
The Wicked and the Divine
Jem and the Holograms
Batgirl of Burnside

They’re all very different from each other, but on the other hand I can see similarities that might speak to what I’m looking for in books. Well-written female lead characters, diversity, focus on relationships and self-knowledge more than action, empowerment, fun. And pretty, pretty artwork.

4 thoughts on “Let’s Discuss – Recommendations

  1. I kind of hate giving personal recommendations because what if the person hates the book? Lol. And I feel like I don’t know most people’s tastes well enough to know what they’d like. If I’m been following someone’s blog for a while and have read lots of their reviews and talked to them a lot, then that does give me a lot better feel for their taste and I’m more likely to mention if I think a book might be something they’d like or not.

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    1. I can relate to that! I really wanted to work in the kids/youth section of a library, actually. I read so many books “for kids.” It was helpful when I worked in child care, though!

      I just remembered the “kid kits” from the Baby-Sitters Club books. I kind of have those on my own! 😀 There have been a few times when I’ve been somewhere with kids who are bored and acting up, and I can just hand them my book because it’s actually written for them!


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