This week Booking Through Thursday poses the following question:
If a friend asks you to recommend a really good book—good writing, good characters, good story—but with no other qualifications … what would you recommend?
This is a fairly easy question. My first recommendation would always be The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is my all-time favourite read – the writing is great, there are lots of great characters, and the story is also great. My second choice would be a more recent book – The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson, which is also a great read. On another day I might suggest something else as my second choice, because there are too many great reads to choose from.