Have you ever given a book suggestion to a significant other? Food writer Helen Rosner posted an essay on Buzzfeed about recommending books to a romantic partner.
Rosner (pictured, via) talks about how this particular act can create great intimacy for couples. She feels that the books an individual enjoys can say so much about their personality. Here’s an excerpt:
“Finding someone whose favorite books move me inherently — and not just because I love him — has been one of the greatest, deepest, most unanticipated pleasures of my life. And so a year ago I revisited Jane Eyre (my copy, as it happens, given to me as a gift by an earnest litigator who desperately wanted to impress me with his appreciation for Brontë) and took my cue from the book’s best line: Reader, I married him.”