People tell boring lies about politics, God, and love. You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question: What is your favorite book?

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry | Gabrielle Zevin

For a time, the novelty of the circus had distracted from the fact that they had nothing in common. By the end of dinner, the greater truth of their incompatibility had been revealed. Perhaps it should have been obvious from their inability to reach consensus on an appetizer or from his main course admission that he disliked “old things” – antiques, houses, dogs, people. Still, Amelia had not allowed herself to be certain until dessert, when she’d asked him about the book that had had the greatest influence on his life, and he’d replied Principles of Accounting, Part II.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry | Gabrielle Zevin