Are your book choices influenced by friends and family? Do their recommendations carry weight for you? Or do you choose your books solely by what you want to read?
I don't read only books that have been recommended by friends and family, but their recommendations have often led me to some of the best novels I've ever read. I hate to think of books I'd have missed if someone hadn't steered me in their direction.
So, what book(s) do you recommend that I read? I'm open for suggestions.