Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tell me your favs!

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:

Books I simply love:

What are some of your favorite books you think would make great gifts?


Corey Schwartz said...

Hi Yat-Yee,

I totally agree that more people should give books as gifts, especially to kids! I noticed you dont' have a PB section, so here are some excellent picture book titles for the 3-5 crowd: That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown (Cressida Cowell), Tyrannosaurus Drip (Julia Donaldson), and for a quirky one try Scaredy Squirrel (Melanie Watt)

Yat-Yee said...

Thanks. I did leave out picture books, didn't I? Thanks for filling in the holes.