The list I posted yesterday is a reminder that systems of categorizing are imperfect. Obviously most people reading it won't come to the conclusion that the "books that may appeal to boys" are off limits to girls, or that books under "multicultural" have nothing, besides cultural details, to offer, or that The Underneath is only a good book because there is a hound in it, but I'm still bugged.
Before I get completely off-tanget and vent my frustrations at other imperfect human-concocted systems, let me offer more book suggestions. Yesterday most of the books are for children, today I focus on mostly books for adults:
Books, fiction and non-fiction, that show in vivid details how difficult life can be, but also convince us that hope exists:
- Broken for you by Stephanie Kallos
- The Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg
- Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
- True Notebooks by Marc Salzman
- Home at the End of the World by Michael Cummingham
Books I simply love:
- Emma Jean Lazarus Fell out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis (middle grade)
- What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn
What are some of your favorite books you think would make great gifts?