I always have a feeling that I only gush about the same books all the time and I’m not very good at giving recommendations to other readers – but I’m actively trying to change that mindset. I even wrote a rec post for Jane Austen fans last year, and another one featuring books with book loving characters and I think they were well received, so I hope I’ll be able to do something similar in the coming months as well. But before that, I wanted to try out this wonderful recommendations book tag created by Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx. Do make sure to checkout their blog for more such amazing bookish content and now let me get started…
- 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
YA Fantasy is one of my favorite genres ever and I could go on and on with my recommendations for it, but one book I really loved but don’t talk enough about is The Merciful Crow. This book has great characters, important themes, a very wierdly gross but interesting magic system and a beautiful love story. Can’t wait to read the sequel.
2. Recommend a short book
The Test is very short, just around 100 pages I think but the dystopian world it depicted and the way it completely blew my mind was brilliant. A total mindf*ck of a book that’ll make you question yourself.
3. Recommend a book-to-screen adaptation
I will always recommend the Lord of the Rings trilogy if I’m asked for adaptations. I think the movies are beautiful and brilliant and I could watch them again and again.
4. Recommend a book out of your comfort zone
This is How You Lose the Time War is a sci-fi novel which itself is not my usual genre. But it also has time travel and the writing is very lyrical and metaphorical which I usually hate. So, this is a perfect example of a book out of my comfort zone but it’s so so beautiful and made me very emotional while reading.
5. Recommend a book series
Just a few weeks ago, my answer to this question might have been something very different. But I discovered the Murderbot Diaries recently and I can’t tell you how much in love with it I am. This series is an absolute delight to read and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
6. Recommend a standalone
Steel Crow Saga is a very well written fantasy novel which has an expansive world, a great group of characters and some very important commentary on colonization and war. I thoroughly enjoyed it and just didn’t wanna accept that it’s a standalone. I really hope the author decides to write more books in this world.
7. Recommend a book you don’t talk about enough
You Bring the Distant Near is family saga at it’s finest. It’s so beautiful and emotional and just made me feel every single word. I know it’s been nominated for some awards but I still don’t think it’s talked about enough, and I’m equally guilty of that. Please read this book my friends….!!!!
8. Recommend your ‘staple’ book
If there’s one “book” you can associate with me, it’s the Mahabharata. So, in relation to that, my staple books have to be the Celestrial trilogy by Sangu Mandanna. These books are fun and intense and explosive and I can’t wait to read the finale.
9. Recommend the book/s that got you into reading
While the initial seed was the Mahabharata and other Indian epics, the book that got me into reading English novels has to be Sherlock Holmes.
10. Recommend 3+ bloggers who recommend great books
I’m so lucky to have a lot of friends who are always recommending me amazing books but the top ones have to be
Nandini @ Novels and Nebulas
Krisha @ Bookathon Blog
Dany @ Ambivert Reads