Just another GR refugee. Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.
A Throne of Books was asking for recommendations, many recommendations here: http://athroneofbooks.booklikes.com/post/1207500/recommend-away .
So here are what I could come up with for her (very) long list.
1. Favorite book: How could I name just one!?!?!?!
2. Start to a series: Dissolution, by C.J. Sansom.
3. Book by an author with more than 5 books: Dawn's Early Light, by Elswyth Thane.
4. Classic literature: Bleak House, by Charles Dickens.
5. Banned book: The Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain.
6. Featuring an assassin: The Life of Elizabeth I, by Alison Weir.
7. In a world with dragons: His Majesty's Dragon, by Naomi Novik.
8. Male main character: Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel.
9. Female main character: North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell.
10. Retelling of another story: I've read a couple, but so long ago I hesitate to recommend them.
11. Book with a gorgeous cover: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic, by Tom Holland.
12. Debut book: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley.
13. Fantasy: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell, by Susanna Clarke.
14. Finale for a series: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling.
15. Graphic novel: don't read them.
16. Book you paid over $15 and it was totally worth it: I'm sure there's something but I can't remember anything at present.
17. Published after 2010: How to Create the Perfect Wife, by Wendy Moore.
18. Featuring a Prince/Princess or King/Queen: We Two: Victoria and Albert - Rulers, Partners, Rivals, by Gillian Gill.
19. Thriller: The Alienist, by Caleb Carr.
20. You read because it was a bestseller: Shogun, by James Clavell.
21. Involving drugs: Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie.
22. Memoir: I am Spartacus, by Kirk Douglas. (Make that My Life in France, by Julia Child, which I just remembered.)
23. Favorite Completed Series as a whole: The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
24. Book with witches/warlocks: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling.
25. Historical Fiction: The First Man in Rome, by Colleen McCullough.
26. Ugly cry book: don't cry much when I'm reading.
27. Realistic fiction: Sophie's Choice, by William Styron.
28. Dystopia: The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.
29. Time travel: Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis.
30. Elf or dwarf main character: The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
31. Favorite incomplete series: Matthew Shardlake novels, by C.J. Sansom.
32. Literary fiction: I'm not sure I read this.
33. Non-fiction: we could be here all week, as I read a lot of it. Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Charles Edison Became a Count, by Jill Jonnes.
34. Middle grade novel: The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan.
35. Includes sword/knife fighting: A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab.
36. Something mysterious is afoot: Sabriel, by Garth Nix.
37. Diverse read (main character is non-white/non-straight): Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill.
38. Wanderlust: A Voyage Long and Strange, by Tony Horwitz.
39. Unreliable narrator: The Quiet American, by Graham Greene.
40. Character with mental illness: Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris, by Eric Jager.
41. Science fiction: Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood.
42. Paranormal main character: The Lightning Thief, by RIck Riordan.
43. Horror: don't read.
44. Books with murder in them: the Lord Peter Wimsey novels by Dorothy L. Sayers (starts with Whose Body?).
45. Set in a time of war (real or fiction): The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara.
46. Set in the place you live: In the Family Way, by Tommy Hays.
47. Book with servants: Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte.
48. Book eventually adapted into a movie: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
49. Book you've read more than once: Too many to list!
50. A good zombie book: don't read zombie books.
51. A love story: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.
52. Set in space: Red Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson.
53. Multiple POV: Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie.
54. Erotic for people who don't read erotic novels: don't read.
55. By a dead author: Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray.
56. By a living author: The Pericles Commission, by Gary Corby.
57. Childhood favorite: Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White.
58. A long book: The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas.
59. Young adult: Father's Arcane Daughter, by E.L. Konigsburg.
60. Adult: I, Claudius, by Robert Graves.