I simply love books. Many different kinds of them. When there is nothing better, I grab whatever comes my way - I just have to read. But I prefer (in case of fiction ) books with respectful, honest characters that I could easier relate to. You'll find the books I've read (and own) in my library. But you can choose something that YOU liked and think others might like it too. This is a nice way to find out about books that otherwise I would't come across. Or... you can simply get me more of Elizabeth Gaskell or James Herriot (I love nature, countryside, animals).
Don't get this!
Horror, Thrilers, Suspence and other very violent stuff.
Only paper books, I hardly ever read ebooks.
Kuosa's Secret Santa is booksnesread. Help booksnesread pick the right book.
mmseiple: I think they might like The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni, since they like similar 19th-century classics. (Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:59:42 -0500)
RidgewayGirl: They like classics, so maybe The Portrait of a Lady (Isabel Archer is a sympathetic character) or Cold Comfort Farm? Cold Comfort Farm features a charming protagonist who does her best to make things better, so I think that suits what they are looking for.
For a more modern choice, I think A Man Called Ove would be a good pick (Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:02:13 -0500)
ChessFanatic: I read this back in college (mid-90s), and I don't recall there being any violence. A book with a plot that deals with stuff that one can relate to would be "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan. My recollection of it is limited, but I seem to recall it being 3 or 4 Chinese immigrant families talking about their lives as immigrants and starting up a Mahjong club (popular game in China) if I remember correctly. I don't recall if it's just the families or if others become involved, and I seem to recall a weird structuring of the chapters in relation to the families or something like that. Been a while, but seems to be the type of book that Kuosa would enjoy. (Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:49:03 -0500)
Peace2: Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell isn't in her collection. (Tue, 04 Dec 2018 19:32:44 -0500)
dianeham: Found this recommended for Herriot fans. This is first in series about an Irish country doctor.
An Irish Country Doctor Patrick Taylor 02 Aug 2011 Paperback US$7.47 US$8.99 (Tue, 04 Dec 2018 23:32:13 -0500)
Capybara_99: Looks like a good fit for "Housekeeping" by Marilynne Robinson (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:51:14 -0500)
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