Mr. G doesn't read fiction. Ever. His does read plenty of non-fiction, but here's the strange thing - if I recommend a non-fiction book to him he won't read it. Don't ask me why. Perhaps it's because he thinks it will be like fiction if I've read it. I assure him it's called non-fiction for a reason but he never listens.
A couple of years ago I read The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. Whilst it is the best-selling account of the Andrea Gail which inspired the Hollywood film, it is so much more than that. Junger writes not only about the crew, but the communities surrounding them, and the brave men and women who put their lives in peril to man the search and rescue missions. I know Mr. G would enjoy this book. I've tried not recommending it and leaving it out, but that doesn't work. There's no fooling him.
The problem is I've done the same thing myself and ignored book recommendations. Sometimes I've given in and tried a book and hated it. Other times I've been left wondering how I could have been so silly as to ignore the book for so long. Was I being stubborn or just stupid? I'm not sure.
Have you ever ignored a book recommendation, only to read it and regret that it took you so long?