Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where they discuss certain topics, share their opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts.
AUGUST 20: WHAT IS ONE BOOK EVERYONE MUST READ? (MIKAELA @ MIKAELA READS)
Prompts: There are some books that are just required…or at least you personally think they are! Maybe it’s a book that changed your view on everything, or maybe it’s just the BEST vampire book ever written. What book do you try to get everyone in your life to read, even the non-readers?
Summer is almost ending, and I’m just not ready for it! Today’s topic here on LTB is super subjective, but a good exercise nonetheless in what we each think that others must read. Can’t wait to see what other bloggers have to say about this topic!
I think there probably aren’t any books out there that are an absolute must read for every single person on earth. That being said though, I feel that many books would really benefit the society as a whole if they were read. Raising awareness on social issues, or providing perspective on topics that people are privileged in are often good ways that books can benefit society.
I think it’d be fairly difficult to convince a non-reader to read something that they’re not interested in anyway, so it’d be hard to impress upon them a book to be read out of interest. It may be easier to suggest a book that has social implications, or just an interesting perspective/moral in general to try and tempt them.
Having read books like Punching the Air or Braiding Sweetgrass (review coming soon), I would like to suggest these books to everyone. These books really provided great perspective for me in terms of cultures and societies so different from my own that I had no idea what they were experiencing. It really opened my eyes to my view of the world and I think that everyone should have a chance to listen to these stories and decide for themselves what’s important.
What are books that you all find are important to share? Do you try your best to actually get people to read them? Or just leave them with the suggestion and let them figure it out on their own? Let me know in the comments below!