From the article: Recommend a Good Book to Me
If your college interviewer asks you to recommend a book to him or her, you'll want to follow these guidelines and choose your book carefully. If there's a book you think would be perfect for discussing during an interview, share your recommendation with other readers. Tell us about the book and why you think it would work well in an interview. Recommend a Book
Message to My Butterfly
- Message to My Butterfly, a novel by Gabriela Sbarcea, is a rapturous and modern love story set in Chicago, where dialogue is replaced by text messages and the quest for national identity lands the main character in a beautifully deranged relationship.
Tuesdays with Morrie
- Tuesdays with Morrie is by Mitch Albom and covers many aspects of life that people take for granted. When I read this book, it truly opened up my eyes about how materialistic our society is and the values that so many people lack. I aso might be applying to Brandeis, and Mitch Albom is an alum there and Morrie was a professor. Maybe that's kissing up if I talk about it, but it honestly is my favorite book and I recommend it to everyone. I can tie it to so many things in my life and it's so significant to me, unlike any corny romance novel or horror novel. I don't think Tuesdays with Morrie is a book often read in schools, but if it is Mitch Albom has also written "Have a Little Faith" and "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" which are also very insightful and philosophical books. Those of you that mentioned Kite Runner, I agree, that was a great book too! And, really, the tip was to not talk about books like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby lol!
- —Guest Rach
Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
- This book is brilliant. It is very short but has a huge lesson tied to it. It has the concept of a children's book attached to adult minds. It is about adapting to change in your life and in your work place. If an interviewer sees that you have read this book and figure out what it is, they will be astounded by the fact that you took the time to read a book like that. It is fun and a great learning experience. "Life moves on and so should we."
- —Guest Katy
- i like the twilight book as it teaches me that love is in the air and the passionate and admiration that each character has with each other makes me feel as if i would want to be in there.
- —Guest marsha
- simple and b'ful. will show your bent towards spirituality.
- —Guest tanu
- It's The Kite runner by Haled Hossain. It's a really good and strong book about frendship and forgivnes .
- —Guest Nerma
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
- Non-fiction, it goes in depth about our subconscious and how we act because of it. Truly mind blowing
- —Guest Nick
The great gatsby
- Not only is this book a classic, it's rich in history and language. It's a very easy book to write essays on as well as to present.
- —Guest Erin
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Not only is this book mature and intelligent, it is simply a pleasure to read. Here, you can go into any amount of detail about the characters' development.
- —Guest anaavu
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
- This is a children's book but it was so heartwarming and beautiful. It really explores the dark and bright sides of human nature (appropriate for children), and inspired hope and happiness. The story follows a lost rabbit doll as he meets many different kinds of people along the way and learns the value of love through the people he meets.
- —Guest Alwaysachild
Savage Inequalities by Kozol
- This book is about racial inequalities in reference to education and provides insight regarding inferior treatment routinely suffered by African Americans in the mid 1900's.
- —Guest el1181
Atlas Shrugged: Ayn Rand
- It's a great book that makes you consider the nature of people and government, as well as the question of whether the interests of the many are more important than the good of the individual.
- —Guest Guest Emma
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath has some great relations to the Feminism movement, which can make you sound really thoughtful and show that you care about some sort of cause.
- —Guest Shelby
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
- This is an interesting book that requires the reader to think about socio - political issues that affect the main characters lives
- —Guest Nia
Kafka on the Shore
- Realize that this is a mature book - also it was translated from Haruki Murakami's native japanese. Despite this it is an enthraling read that demonstrates most clearly the pull of fate.
- —Guest Ann
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