The Recommendations Book Tag

I saw Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books post this, and it looked like so much fun, so I decided to participate. It was originally created by Ally Writes Things (link below). I tag whoever wants to participate!

Rules:

  • Tag Ally @ Ally Writes Things so I can see your recommendations!
  • Give at least one recommendation for each of the prompts below
  • If you don’t have a recommendation, talk about a book you want to read
  • Tag your friends

A book about friendship:

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

This is such a charming book about an ultimate friendship between freelance writer in NY and a used-bookshop owner in London. It’s under 100 pages and I highly, highly recommend this one. If you pick any of these books from this list, I suggest you choose this one.

A translated book:

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

I will admit that I haven’t read a lot of translated works—this being one of the only ones—but I really enjoyed this, regardless. It’s heartbreaking. If you don’t like reading about war, I wouldn’t recommend this to you. It gets pretty intense.

A diverse romance:

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

AHH! This one is so cute. If you want an easy, breezy romance, then this one is for you. It’s the second book in The Brown Sisters trilogy, but you don’t really have to read the first one. I think it’s a fun experience to read them all, though.

A fast-paced book:

No Exit by Taylor Adams

This is the craziest, fast-paced book I’ve probably ever read. It’s a little far-fetched, but it was entertaining, to say the least.

A non-fiction that isn’t a memoir:

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

I’m the quintessential introvert…minus the intelligence. This almost made me feel like I needed to go and get a better education. Not in a pretentious way, though. Anyway, it’s so good. Go read it!

An underrated memoir:

I didn’t have one for this prompt, so I picked one that I wanted to read.

Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

I looked into memoirs that I should read, and this one popped up and immediately caught my attention. It only has 17,000 ratings on GR. I’m excited to read it.

A book with fewer than 10,000 ratings on Goodreads:

The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl (3,560 ratings)

I picked this one up on a whim a couple years ago, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It really threw me for a loop. I will say that it’s not a fast-paced mystery by any means. I recommend going in blind, too. I found it to be pretty unique, and a mystery I don’t ever read. I’d love to reread it in the future.

A book with an LGBTQ+ Protagonist:

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

This book. This book. This book. It’s an all-time favorite forever and always. Linus and Arthur are characters I will protect with my whole being.

A book by a trans or non-binary author:

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

I didn’t expect this one to be so heartbreaking. It was an immediate 5/5 stars, but I don’t think I could haphazardly recommend this. Just know it’s full of content warnings. Look into this before reading, please.

A book with more than 500 pages:

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

This is a long, slow, incredible novel. It’s a commitment, but well worth the time and energy. I loved every second of it. It’s 560 pages, I believe, but it feels much longer—in a good way.

A short story collection:

The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

Read this in 24 hours. Weird stories that are pretty important. There’s a lot of weird deaths in this one, which could have been excluded now that I’m looking back, but I still enjoyed it a lot.

A book you want everyone to read:

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

I just thought this was something I’ve never read before. It’s such a refreshing read and beautifully written. I will always recommend this to everyone.


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