Category #6 for the 2016 MMD Reading Challenge is “a book recommended by your spouse, partner, sibling, child, or BFF.”
Fiction is a great empathy builder, because the process of entering into a different—albeit imaginary—world forces the reader to see things from another point of view.
This category also prods you to see things from another point of view, by picking up a book you might not have chosen otherwise. You get to experience the work yourself, of course, but you also get to step into the shoes of your loved one as you reflect on why they chose a particular title for you, and what they think about it themselves.
For this category, I let my husband and four kids pick my summer reading. This is what they came up with.
What are you reading for this category? What great books have YOU found because a loved one recommended (and/or begged) you to read them?