I was just scrolling through wordpress and came across this cool idea over at Feed the Crime, so I thought I’d jump on and give it a go 🙂
Recommend a book from one of your favourite genres
Heart-shaped Box by Joe Hill
I LOVE horror, and this book does not disappoint. It’s creepy and atmospheric and left me with that good book tingle.
Recommend a short book
Underneath by Heather Marie Adkins
I love what I refer to as Archaeological Horror, and this one, while fairly short, really stuck with me and left me wanting more. It comes in at only 66 pages.
Recommend a book to screen adaptation
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
This is one of my all time favourite books. The story is heartbreakingly beautiful and the imagery is just amazing. While it’s not exactly accurate in it’s information, it’s still an amazing story and one that, between the movie and the book, I can’t pick which I love more.
Recommend a book out of your comfort zone
Ice Station (Shane Schofield #1) by Matthew Reilly
I never would have picked this book up on my own. It was a recommendation from a bookish friend, and though it took me a while to get used to the constant military jargon and the action in it, I absolutely adore this book, and devoured the series and some of Reilly’s other works as well.
Recommend a book series
The Black Jewels Series by Anne Bishop
I never would have picked this up on my own, but a friend that I once worked with lent this to me as it was her favourite series. At first, I honestly didn’t like it, it was dragging and there was so much to try and wrap my head around. Now, it is one of my all time favourite book series, and I like to throw it at anyone who will listen.
Recommend a standalone
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
I received an ARC of this book sometime last year and it took me SO long to read it. I’m so angry at myself for not bumping it up sooner. It’s an amazing book that is a mix of Lord of the Flies, the Hunger Games (in a fashion) and the Handmaid’s Tale. I loved it and devoured it in roughly a day.
Recommend a book you don’t talk about enough
The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen
I received an ARC of this book as well. I found it an oddly written story, but absolutely beautiful to read. I couldn’t put it down, and I don’t think I recommend it enough.
Recommend you “staple” book
Bitten (Otherworld #1) by Kelley Armstrong
I love Elena and Clay’s story arc, my favourite out of their books is actually Stolen, which is book two, I’ve re-read this series a few times now and I love it just the same. (The TV show was absolutely terrible by the way).
Recommend books that go you into reading
Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows #1) by Kim Harrison
I used to read a hell of a lot when I was little. Mostly Goosebumps books, I loved horror. I stopped reading for a lot of years in my teens, then at eighteen, came across this book which re-sparked my love of the written word.