I usually try to find books that I feel will be meaningful to friends. I think about their personalities, likes and dislikes and also what is going on in their lives. For example, a friend of mine is going through a break-up and she likes nonfiction, so I'm giving her Eat, Love, Pray
by Elizabeth Gilbert. Another friend is pregnant, so I'm giving her What to Expect When You Are Expecting
. In the past, I have given The Pillars of the Earth
by Ken Follett and anything by Isabelle Allende.
— Denise, Key West