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Posted by Margot McGovern
I’m generally opposed to people limiting their reading in any way and the idea of reading only one book ever is just downright dangerous. But lately, just for funsies, I’ve been playing hypotheticals: if you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
I’m really curious to know how people would answer this. Because it’s not quite the same as asking: ‘What’s your favourite book?’ or even ‘What’s the best book you’ve ever read?’ Rather it asks: ‘What is the book you would choose to read and read again—to carry with you through your life?’
I’ll kick things off, but let’s not make this a monologue. Quid pro quo. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours, etc. Because those books that tap us on the shoulder and change our lives forever deserve to be spoken about, and, more importantly, read.
Continue at your own peril, I’m about to wax lyrical. And it will be very bit as messy as that sounds.
The one book I would read and read again for the rest of my life is ...