“You know when somebody asks you what’s your favorite book
and straight away you forget every single book that you’ve ever read?”
– Clara Oswald, Doctor Who, season 7 episode 8, “The Rings of Akhaten”
Because most people know I’m an avid reader, I often have people ask me for book recommendations, and inevitably, whenever that happens, I feel exactly like Clara in this episode of Doctor Who, when the Doctor asks her what she wants to see, anywhere in space and time, and she suddenly can’t think of a thing!
I’m hopeful that this series will allow me to reflect on some of my favorite books, in various genres, and that the next time someone asks me for a book recommendation, I can say, “Ah! I have just the thing for you!”
I will not necessarily follow any sort of order or structure, and I don’t necessarily have any strict criteria by which I will judge the books I choose to share–these will simply be favorite reads that have spoken to me in some way during my delightful career as a reader. I hope to highlight individual titles, book series, authors, and also blogs, reads that I find myself returning to for inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and enjoyment.
Does anyone else have trouble giving book recommendations when asked?!