When I find a book that absolutely rocks my world, the only thing that can make it even better is sharing it with my friends.
I think its human nature to want to share a great experience with others but it’s interesting that what you love is sometimes what someone else hates. I asked some colleagues for what books they make their friends read and when one person mentioned Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen another person said that was one of the books they never could finish (personal aside – I love Jane Austen)!
So here a few books we make all of our friends read (and yes, they’d make great gifts this year)!
As private investigator Jackson Brodie investigates three resurrected old crimes, he finds himself caught up in a story of families divided, love lost and found, and the mysteries of fate. Now a TV mini-series on Masterpiece Mystery!
Absolutely the best last line of a novel – and no you can’t just flip to the back to read it, or else you won’t fully appreciate it!
After being orphaned, Alexander MacDonald comes to Cape Breton Island yearning for family connections and finds himself working in the mines with his wild older brother and caring for another brother, who is dying.
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contraditions between public and private life.
In a cozy Irish village, when their beloved shepherd, George, is found struck down by a spade, his flock of clever sheep, led by Miss Maple, the smartest sheep in Glennkill, launches its own investigation to find George's killer among the local village inhabitants.
Orphaned at the age of eight, British-born Lilly devotes her life to the teachings of the Qur'an from within a Sufi shrine, but is persecuted for her foreign heritage, forcing her to flee to London, where she is equally disconnected.
Because friends don't let friends go bookless!