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!


  • 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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The “I Should Have Read That” Book Tag


  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
  • Link back to the creator’s blog ( in your post.
  • Answer the questions
  • Tag 10 others to take part
  • Enjoy the tag!

I hope y’all are doing well and staying healthy! I wanted to do something quick and fun, and a tag was just the thing. I hope you enjoy this. I first saw this tag over at Life and Other Disasters!

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read:

Kill Creek by Scott Thomas.

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up:

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten around to finish it:

I started reading The Toll by Neal Shusterman, but I haven’t finished it, and it’s supposed to be the last book in the series. It just wasn’t keeping my attention.

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of but never actually read:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read:

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon.

A book that inspired a film/tv adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet:

Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I love that movie so much! I’m nervous about reading the book.

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet:

Beach Read by Emily Henry

I tag:

Jill @ Jill’s Book Blog

Emer @ A Little Haze Book Blog

Misty @ Misty’s Book Space

Octavia @ Mermaid Reads Book Blog

Marianna @ Marianna’s Corner

The Book Raven

Kayla @ Kayla’s Wordsmithy

Krystyna @ The Literary Lifestyle

Rebecca @ What Rebecca’s Read

Laurel @ The Suspected Bibliophile

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Book Recommendations from Six Different Genres


I never give book recommendations, and I felt it was a good time. I haven’t read enough to give you some from a particular genre, so here are six various genres. I even included a few Young Adult books, even though I don’t read Young Adult much anymore. There are a lot of you who do, and I respect that, too. Anyway, here are my book recommendations!

Historical Fiction 

40776163. sx318  The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

18143977 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

36529552. sy475  Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

41952185 The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung


15329 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

33 The Lord of the Rings seriesby J.R.R. Tolkien

29588376. sy475  The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

68428. sy475  The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson


34273236. sy475  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

41880044 The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

32620332. sy475  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Young adult contemporary  

30038906. sy475  The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

40714769. sy475  Dig by A.S. King

Science Fiction (Dystopian) 

32758901. sy475  All Systems Red by Martha Wells

41940388 The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

170448 Animal Farm by George Orwell

Young adult Dystopian 

28954189 Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman


41837243. sy475  Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

40489648. sy475  The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

40605223. sy475  I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

40121959 Miracle Creek by Angie Kim


39555142. sy475  Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

42201431 The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

40189670  Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

See any of your favorites on here? Least favorites? Let me know in the comments!

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5 Book Recommendations!

I don’t read a specific genre all the time because it is too much fun not to. I have not read a lot and you all have probably heard of these a thousand times now, but I don’t really care. They are my favorite books for a reason, right? I feel like I have the right to gush about them over and over.


These are not in any specific order. That would be hard to do.

  1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  4. An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
  5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I’m also thinking that once I finish All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr it will make it on this list. I’m going to go ahead and put it on here as a runner-up for now. Once I update this list in the future, which I know I will, I will add it to it.

All of these books have different styles of writing, and storytelling. There is a journey that you go on with all of the characters. I understand that these are not everyone’s taste in books, but you will take something from them. They all have depth to them which I need in books otherwise I get bored. If you haven’t read any of these, just go ahead and pick one up. I promise it will be great!

Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you thought of them down in the comments!

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