Ask her about some of the authors below, as in would she recommend them to you? This might help you find out what she has & hasn't read. Also check out the provided links for more ideas.
Fantasy: Anything by Neil Gaiman
Sci-Fi: Something by Jules Verne, H G Wells, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein or Andre Norton.
Fiction: Tough to say without knowing your friends age or anything about her. Maybe "The Complete Short Stories of: Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Jack London or an anthology of short stories (fiction, fantasy or sci-fi) with contributions from numerous authors. Maybe a novel by Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy or Charles Dickens.
If you can't get decent used books locally, go to www.amazon.com
· 10 years ago