How often do you recommend books to others, and who do you recommend them to? Do you only recommend books to your “reading friends” or to anyone you think might find the book interesting? What does it take for a book to make it to your ‘recommendation’ list?
As a book reviewer for my local newspaper - The Harrodsburg Herald - and the local library - Mercer County Public Library - I am always recommending new books to people. I currently have two book review blogs, MCPLib for library reviews, and Bobbi's Book Nook for my personal reviews.
Of course, I'm always recommending books to family and friends. I have certain books I recommend to my mom, my mom-in-law, and my aunts - these are usually books about Amish or Shaker life, or about historical events from the past. I have certain books I recommend to my oldest two daughters - these are usually wedding how-to books because both are getting married next year. I recommend car books to my dad and brother, and musical books to my hubby. My youngest daughter has such eclectic taste, she rarely ever likes a book I recommend.
Some of my favorite books to read are young adults, especially new young adult series. I recommend these to mothers of young children on the website BluegrassMoms. I've recently discovered several new series I recommend to every child I see: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, Erec Rex by Kaza Kingsley, The 13th Reality by James Dashner and The Fairy Chronicles by J. H. Sweet.