There are predictable questions adults ask. "What is your favorite book?" is one that covers a lot of territory, acting as a job interview question, small talk, and a quest to find something in common. Answers that will not reflect well on you or help build relationships include:
1. I don't like reading.
2. Books are dumb.
Answers that show you are smart, employable, and interesting include:
1. A classic novel. Pick a Great Book and get to know it well. Which book? Choose one with a character that you share things in common, such as age, gender, location, nationality, or ethnicity. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a good pick for a humorous American male.
2. A current work about your interests. Love baseball? Read the most recent biography about Henry Aaron. Love cooking? Eat Tweet connects new cookbook format and current social media.
3. A book that shows your complete package. An athlete can show smarts through a WWII book. An academic can share their outdoorsmanship through a camping book. An artist can share their physical discipline through a book on running.
I look forward to hearing more about your favorite books!