Continuing with the challenge. . .
Day 15: Favorite book dealing with foreign culture – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini! This book really humanized the Afghani people and made me realize that many of them were under siege from the Taliban, too.
Day 16: Favorite book turned movie – I have to say Matilda by Roald Dahl. I think it was one of the first movies I saw that really did the book justice! One of my favorite books as well.
Day 17: Book turned movie and completely desecrated – This is easy!!!! My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. But. . . I used it already as an answer last week . . . So I’ll have to go with I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. The movie ending was very Hollywood, which kind of ruined it for me. The book had a much better, darker ending!
Day 18: A book you can’t find on shelves anymore that you love – Another easy one! Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska was a book that reminds me of the Jewish version of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver! Such a good book but really hard to find!
Day 19: A book that changed your mind about a particular subject (non-fiction) – The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs didn’t change my mind about religion, but it did remind me of the things I could be doing to be a better person.
Day 20: A book you would recommend to an ignorant/racist/closed minded person – I have to copy my good friend at The Relentless Reader, when she said Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin for one of her answers, and I cannot get the book out of my head. A white journalist poses as a black man (skin tinting, black makeup) in order to find out what it truly is like to be black in 1960.
Day 21: A guilty pleasure book – What does this mean? To me, a guilty pleasure book would be something that people are surprised that I enjoy. I can’t think of a book itself, but I like certain authors that write quick reads, like John Grisham!
Missed the other days?
Thanks for reading,