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This final topic of the year was a little tricky for me because of how many different types of books and readers are out there. Some people love romance, while others think of themselves as the world’s biggest fans of the horror, mystery, or science fiction genres (among many others). There are also readers who joyfully jump around from one genre to the next!
My answers to this prompt are an attempt to recommend books that will appeal to as many sorts of people as possible.
Sudoku, Crossword, Word Search and Other Puzzle Books
Puzzle books are such a broad category that the right selection of them can be found for nearly age group or ability level.
They can be used as diaries, bullet journals, sketchbooks, places to collect favourite poems, quotes, or cheerful messages from friends, and so much more.
Some are so small they can fit into the palm of your hand, while others are large enough to use as a sketchbook.
Adult Colouring Books
Colouring isn’t only for kids!
This is a wonderful, calming activity for winter or at other times when staying at home is your best bet.
The subject matter of them varies from floral garden patterns to Lord of the Rings pictures and everything inbetween.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
If you enjoyed the film version of this story, definitely do check out the book.
It’s written to appeal to everyone: kids, teens, adults, and senior citizens. Not many stories can say that!
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver was one of those poets who know how to speak both to poetry fanatics as well as to those of us who generally aren’t interested in that genre.
Her work spoke about things that all humans experience, from grief to enjoying a quiet moment in nature to the relief of seeing the sun after a long, dark night.
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
No one is ever too old or too young for a story filled with puns, other types of wordplay, and literary jokes in general.
On one final note, it’s been a lot of fun participating in the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge in 2020. Thank you all for reading my responses to it and writing your own!