The other day, I was scrolling through Instagram and came across a video that was both sad and funny. It was a series of clips posted on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s account. It was part of the show’s segment called “Pedestrian Question.” Here, they go to the streets and ask random people questions. For this episode, they decided to ask people to name a book, any book. And to my surprise, almost everyone struggled to give a title.
The question was met with nervous laughs, “uhm,” “no,” and “I don’t read books.” From the ones who did answer, they said Dr. Seuss, which isn’t even a book. Dr. Seuss is an author. As funny as it was initially, I found it quite sad that most people don’t read. If you find yourself in the same situation, we put together a book list for you to check out. We asked our officemates to submit a book recommendation and explanation as to why you should give it a read. Check out the list below and pick some of these up. We also suggest sending this list to your friends so they can start reading too. You can even start your own book club.
a book my mom recommended when I was younger. This though was something I picked up myself. Amy Tan is known for her amazing way of sharing detailed stories, I knew I’d be into. It tells a story of a courtesan during the Ching dynasty in Shanghai and how she survived through life’s turmoils in the span of 40 years. It’s thrilling and even if the book is quite thick for a paperback, you won’t be able to put it down until you’re done.
“Neil Gaiman is one my favorite authors because I love how he creates these fantastic worlds out of the mundane.