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
Wolf of wall street
- perfect for a business school interview. shows both sides of the business world, fun, and work
Perfume by Patrick Süskind
- A book not like too many others with an interesting plot and deep anti-hero. You can literally argue all day about whether Grenouille was a good person or not, and out of all the cliche, goody-goody heroes, it's nice to read a story about a twisted killer that lets you inside his head to marvel at the beauty of his perfumes with him. The part when Baldini was first introduced was sort of long and drawn-out, but a very good book overall.
- —Guest Avery
The Five People You Meet In Heaven
- This is a great book by Mitch Albom. It teaches you five different lessons that will really get you to appreciate your life a little more and give you hope and understanding.
- —Guest Haleigh
The Giver series - Lois Lowry
- Great material for many reading levels. I read it for school, but loved The Giver and its two sequels, Gathering Blue and Messenger. Dystopian society and ethics come into play and make the reader question the world he or she lives in. Plus the books are exceptionally well written by an award-winning author.
- —Guest Captain
a woman in her prime
- a woman in her prime is a story trying to talk about the believes of the Ghanian. There is a woman named pookwa who does not have a child, but at the end of the story she gave birth to a bouncing baby boy
- —Guest victoria
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
- I think this is a great book to bring up in an interview not only because it's a good recommendation but it also has really deep messages. It's a fairly quick read because you get into it right from the start. The book deals with second chances and how strong love can be.
- —Guest Natalie
Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
- This book is PERFECT for an interview. It is a true story based on a person's struggles during World War II. I can't recommend it enough, it is extremely engrossing and thought-provoking. And people are really impressed when they hear that you've read it. It's a great read.
- —Guest Hannah
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
- "It is a play were nothing happens, twice"- said a critic after watching the play. The mastery of the pause and the fact that more is being said when nobody is talking is really a great introduction into existentialism. It makes for a great conversation since it can be interpretated in so many different ways and it is certainly a masterpiece while still remaining not as known as "To kill a mockingbird" or "The Lord of the Flies"
- —Guest Antonia
ALBERT CAMUS - the stranger
- The stranger is a perfect book for an interview because it has to do about a lonely man having personal issues about what he is really doing in his life. it is a very interesting book.
- —Guest George
The Thorn birds by Colleen McCullough
- My librarian told me that that this was her favorite book and this made me all the more curious to read it. This book is one that will change you as a person inside out...it makes you really think about the feminist stance....you begin to reflect and analyze the world and its women in a more serious way. I loved it...even though it made me cry!
- —Guest Nikita
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
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