Graduation is one of those most popular times, second only to Christmas, where I am asked to help people find a unique book option for purchase. Often, these patrons are bored by the obvious Oh the Places You’ll Go type graduate books. What they want is the recommendation of a “good read” for the graduate in their life. A book to reintroduce them to the joys of leisure reading, now that school is over.
So here are a few lists and ideas I have been passing on to these patrons. Feel free to add more lists or any of your own suggestions in the comments.
- Try my lists of “Best Books I Read This Year” for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
- Bustle’s list of 11 Books to Read After College Graduation
- In 2013, the Daily Beast asked a group of authors and academics which one book they think everyone should read before graduating college.
- And because the last 8 years have probably been a blur of high school and college required reading for the graduate, why not give him or her a great contemporary, leisure reading option that he or she may have missed: