I saw this post over on one of my favourite book blogs Howling Libraries and knew I had to do it. She tagged me too (well she tagged everyone who was reading it but I’m going to pretend it was me specifically!
This is an original tag created by Ellyn so go check hers out as well.
- 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
1. Recommend a book from one of your favorite genres:
When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore was the first book I read of theirs and loved it. It had everything I love about magical realism and was gay as hell too. I am not a hardcore Anna-Marie McLemore fan and stan their work forever. (psst keep your eyes peeled for a review of Dark and Deepest Red in the next month)!
2. Recommend a short book:
I’ll admit that I originally picked this up simply because it was written by Tom Baker and I am a Doctor Nerd. But The Boy Who Kicked Pigs is a dark little book, so twisted and witty. I absolutely enjoyed every bit of it. It’s a quick read at only 123 pages with illustrations.
3. Recommend a book-to-screen adaptation:
Without a doubt, it has to be Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and adapted by Amazon Prime. This is probably the adaptation I was most nervous about out of any recent ones. I love this book, it has so many quirks and hidden things and for the most part I loved every part of this adaptation. Was it faithful to the text, not literally but the feel and mood were so spot on.
4. Recommend a book out of your comfort zone:
Cis-Het Romances are definitely outside of what I feel comfortable reading. I mean I read a lot of books that have cis-het romances in them but not actual Romance novels, not in this world of great queer and diverse romances. So I am still so pleasantly surprised by how much I loved As Sweet As Honey by Anna Klein. It helped that this book was so sweet and the inclusive way it was written I as a transwoman could easily insert myself into the main character.
5. Recommend a book series:
This recommendation is heavily influenced by the fact that I just finished reading Call Down The Hawk. SO I’m constantly thinking about this series right now. That’s the Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater. I love so much about this series which straddles Magical Realism and Fantasy. my two favourite genres.
6. Recommend a standalone:
Much like Destiny, this is a standalone that I wish wasn’t a standalone, The Soulstealers by Jacqueline Rohrbach was wone of my favourite reads this year. I loved the Asexual representation, the black girl lead and the magic system overall. Isn’t that cover just UNF! (psst Keep your eyes out for a special guest post by Jacqueline about writing asexual romances)!
7. Recommend a book you don’t talk about enough:
I feel like I talk about all the books I have read and loved a lot so I had to actually physically get up and look at my bookshelf for this one. Soon As I got there I realised A Scanner Darkly has to be it. I don’t know how many people know that Phillip K Dick is one of my favourite authors, but he is. I really enjoyed this book a lot, I think he’s the author who got me hooked on absurd and strange Sci Fi.
8. Recommend your “staple” book:
There are a lot of books I feel like could go here, books I rave about and talk about. But really I think I have to mention my biggest stan The Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage. I always describe these books at inclusive versions of Harry Potter but better storyline as well. They are absolutely my favourite books and I literally cannot stop talking about them ever.
9. Recommend the book(s) that got you into reading:
I cannot in good faith say any one book or series kicked off my love for reading but I can name the above three series as books years later I still remember and think of fondly. The first being Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and really anything by Judy Blume, I devoured her books but the Fudge Series was my favourite.
But it was when I discovered Bruce Coville, and the My Teacher Is An Alien series that my mind really was blown, from there started my long love of Sci-Fi and then came Urban Fantasy. Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots was the first novel in one of my favourite series with other great titles like Witches Don’t Do Backflips and Skeletons Don’t Play Tubas. I haven’t really stopped reading much from then on.
10. Recommend 3+ bloggers who recommend great books:
Little Miss Star:
I love Star’s wonderful reviews and she always reads really interesting and fun books. Check her out at Little Miss Star.
Sarah was one of the first friends I made in the bookish community and she has nearly similar but different reading tastes than me so I love checking out her recent reads. Check her out at Sarah Says.
Diva Book Nerd:
Kelly Was one of the most helpful and kind people when I first started with all kinds of help and suggestions. She is my first stop for great middle grade reads! Check her out at Diva Book Nerd.
I never know who to tag, like I don’t want to be a bother which is about the most me thing ever! Anyway I tag the following cause I want to see their lists.
Thanks for taking the time to read this tag, I hope you found a good book or two to read. Please let me know if you end up doing this tag as I would love to see your recommendations!