Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with a new original tag!! In the past, I have really tried to focus on recommending books on my blog, but this year I have really slacked with doing that so I decided to make this tag to hopefully make up for that and also get some amazing book recommendations to fill up my Goodreads tbr! My aim with this tag is to recommend books in a fun format so hopefully, you all enjoy and get some good recommendations through this!
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Answer all the questions down below
- Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
- Nominate 5+ bloggers to do this tag
*Feel free to not take the term ‘book’ too literally, please recommend graphic novels, comics and other works too!
1 Recommend a book from one of your favourite genres
So, I’m already bending my own rules but I don’t really have a favourite genre but, I do adore fantasy with a mystery or action subplot. Some of my favourite movies follow this type of formula (*cough* The Mummy) and this book gives me perfect National Treasure vibes, which is also one of my favourite movies. It’s perfect and I love it with my entire soul.
The Gilded Wolves give me major National Treasure in France vibes and also includes what is possibly my entire trope of all time, which is the “found family” trope. Basically, this is low-fantasy historical fiction set in France and I love it. I really enjoy the characters and it really makes me sad that more people haven’t read this book, because I honestly really enjoyed most everything about this. You can find my spoiler-free review here if you’re interested.
2 Recommend a short book
One of my favourite types of books to read is short books. And, The Perks of Being A Wallflower definitely fits this bill. My copy is just over 200 pages and is the perfect on the road book for me. So, I would read mine on the bus to and from school earlier in the year and while it was such a heartbreaking story, it also brought me so much joy. So yeah, if you haven’t heard of this it tackles a lot of heavy themes and topics and it’s the actual perfect size and I believe that more books should aspire to be this size.
See also: The Wayward Children series, a series of books that manage to tell you everything they need to without being massively long.
3 Recommend a book-to-screen adaptation
The Martian. If you haven’t read or watched this you are MISSING out! The main character has a really interesting personality and he’s also really smart, which I always appreciate. Also, this is literally a story about a botanist who gets stuck on Mars. It’s one of those stories which will literally put you through every branch of emotion while you’re reading and both the movie and the book do that soo well. The book is fantastic (I also highly recommend the audiobook) and the movie is also BRILLIANT. I could not recommend this enough, but please do check for trigger warnings before reading.
4 Recommend a book out of your comfort zone
Okay, so I am in no way an adventurous person, not even in my reading tastes. But, this year I decided to try to get out of my comfort bubble so I ended up buddy reading Misery with Destiny. This book is brutal and completely disturbing but amazingly, both Destiny and I both really enjoyed it! So, maybe this is proof that I should leave my comfort zone more often?
5 Recommend a book series
I’m currently making an effort to read more series and to incorporate more series into my life because surprisingly I haven’t actually finished that many in my life. So, today I’m going to recommend a trilogy that means a lot to me, personally. The Magnus Chase trilogy! This series features a deaf character (whose friends learn asl, in order to communicate with him – this made me cry y’all!), a Muslim character, a genderfluid character and the main character is most likely pansexual (has not been confirmed). This is also just in general, a really fun and interesting trilogy and I’ll definitely be re-reading it in the next year or two!
6 Recommend a standalone
This makes me really sad to say, but I really have not read enough standalones in my life. But, I have been talking about Lost Boy a lot over the last year or two so I thought I would bring it up again! Lost Boy is one of my favourite books of all time and it’s actually the book that made me fall in love with the Peter Pan world, specifically Neverland itself. Please do lookup trigger warnings before reading because this does tackle some heavier themes including kidnappings and death. But, if you think you can handle them, I highly recommend reading this because honestly just thinking about this book makes my heart soar!
7 Recommend a book you don’t talk about enough
I have so many books on my shelves that I would apply to this topic but, I think this trilogy is one of my favourite series of all time! The Golden Door Trilogy is a really unique and short middle-grade trilogy that I think really separates itself from other fantasy books because it’s such a unique and interesting story. Basically, this trilogy makes my heart happy every time I look at it on my shelves and it honestly breaks my heart that not many people have actually read any of these books because Emily Rodda is a QUEEN!
8 Recommend your ‘staple’ book
Rebecca said Stalking Jack The Ripper because that’s one of my favourites and I do talk about it quite often! And, Destiny said that she most associates movies with me, but she also associates the I Hate Fairyland comics with me.
9 Recommend the book/s that got you into reading
Yeah, so we could talk about the picture books and the early chapter books I read when I was really really young but then we’d be here all day, so I thought I would go with the book that I started reading on my own and that really encouraged me to read other books on my own and because I wanted to.
So, this will shock exactly no one, but Harry Potter… I know, did you see that coming? You did, didn’t you? Sorry. I actually plan on re-reading a whole bunch of books that I loved when I was younger so throughout next year you can be expecting a whole lot of reviews and discussions around this series and a bunch of others because every year I randomly get the urge to read this series, because notalgia is an actual monster and it’s always out to get me.
10 Recommend 3+ bloggers who recommend great books
- Rebecca @ BookishlyRebecca
- Malanie @ MalanieLovesFiction
- Chana & Malka @ PaperProcrastiantors
- Emma @ EmmaReadsTooMuch
- Destiny @ HowlingLibraries
- Nia @ ShadesofPaper
- Charlotte @ CharlotteAnnelise
- Haley @ Fangirl Fury
- Ally @ AllyWritesThings
- Shanah @ BionicBookWorm
- Isla @ AWhisperofInk
- Elizabeth @ Redgal Musings
- Kal @ Reader Voracious
- Briana & Krysta @ Pages Unbound