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In Honor Of #ReadABookDay, What's Your Favorite Book?

By Jodi Smith | Books | September 6, 2017 |

By Jodi Smith | Books | September 6, 2017 |

According to Twitter, today is National #ReadABookDay. I was skeptical that it was real when I saw this:

But then someone more trustworthy tweeted as well and I knew it was legit:

In my early twenties, my favorite book was What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? by Peter Hedges. My now-husband bought it for me on our first Christmas and it will forever hold a place in my heart. I didn’t have an obese mother trapped in the house or a mentally disabled brother, but I could relate to Gilbert’s feeling of being stuck in his small town. I could also relate to having that feeling but not really doing anything about it but surviving.

I’m not so sure I have a favorite book now. I’ve read and loved Christopher Moore’s eccentric and loosely tied books over and over again. I’m attached to Mary Roach and her blend of humor and science. I’ll always read Stephen King books.

What about you? What’s your favorite book? Book genre? Author?

Jodi Smith is the Associate Trade News Editor at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.

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