Today’s BBAW question is about forgotten treasures.
Sure we’ve all read about Freedom and Mockingjay but we likely have a book we wish would get more attention by book bloggers, whether it’s a forgotten classic or under marketed contemporary fiction. This is your chance to tell the community why they should consider reading this book!
Wait, you want me to pick just one book? Hmm… All right, here goes, one book that I think everyone should consider reading is…
I feel that I should go with a classic but I also feel it should be something readers will be familiar with. My favorite book is Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen and I feel like that would be a safe pick but should this be a risky pick, like say, The Road by Cormac McCarthy? He can turn off just as many readers as he excites and The Road is not exactly friendly in terms of subject matter but his writing is amazing.
Maybe I’m over thinking this one too much and this post in turning into some odd stream of conscience thing that I don’t know what to do with. So, thinking about a book that I read and loved, not just enjoyed, but loved and re-read whole sections of as I was going along was The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I think that is a book everyone should consider reading.
5 thoughts on “BBAW Thursday—Forgotten Treasure”
I just finished Sense and Sensibility for my Jane Austen class–not my favorite Austen, but it’s interesting, especially being her first novel and all.
I have a sister and we sort of mirror Elinor and Marianne and that’s why I have such a soft spot for it. I’m Elinor btw – my sister follows her heart while I tend to look up everything possible before jumping. 🙂
Oh, I love The Great Gatsby. I was dreading reading it in high school, and I unexpectedly loved it. It’s so beautifully written and so well put together.
It is! The writing is spectacular.
I never had a lot of interest in reading The Road, but I’ve been hearing good things about it lately, which is making me rethink my initial decision!