AnonymousHello. I saw you recommended some books and I wonder if you could tell me some books that I should read. I like reading about love, are there any books about falling in love? About describing how two friends fell in love? I would appreciate it, thank you. :)
Hi! Yes, this genre is not my forte unfortunately. However, I have some amazing followers who always provide really great recommendations.
My wonderful followers recommend: One Perfect Summer by Paige Toon You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane, Pillow Talk by Freya North, The Guy Next Door by Meg Cabot, A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomsn, From Nottinghill with Love…Actually by Ali McNamra, The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella, Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella, You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane, I Heart series by Lindsey Kelk, Me Before You by Jojo Moyles, How To Love by Katie Cotungo, The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Scheider, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan, All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares and Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, and One Day by David Nicholls.
gloryandus said: What’s the one book I should read before visiting my special someone in Louisiana this winter?
What a crazy, random happenstance! I have a friend coming to visit me in Louisiana this winter. I’d suggest reading my favorite books set in Louisiana: The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 12 Years A Slave by Solomon Northup, and The Cutting Season by Attica Locke.
allbuteverenough said: I want to read something really light. Romance but not too much drama. Recs please?
I’m not very good at recommending books in the romance genre. I can say that I really enjoyed Fangirl and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I’ve heard How To Love by Kaite Cotugno and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins are very good as well.
My followers suggest: How To Love by Katie Cotugno, Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors, and The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
Hi! I can only really think of one book that focuses on the Holidays and that is Lily and Dash’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohen and David Levithan. For other books, I’d say Blankets by Craig Thompson, Jane Eyre by Charolette Bronte, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson, and Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu.
My followers suggested Let It Snow by John Green and Lauren Myracle.
AnonymousHi! I really love your blog, and I wanted to know if you could recommend me some good books that are set in autumn/winter/christmas time! I haven't read a lot of them but I'd like to read more, so I'd be very grateful if you could help me! :D
Hi! Most books are set during a year or over several years. I don’t think I’ve read one book that is set in a specific season. I’d recommend reading books have recently been published like Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell or More Than This by Patrick Ness.
My followers suggested: Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu, All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, and A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks.
AnonymousI love your blog :3 I'm dealing with my fabulous fear of a lot of stuff at the moment, and I love to read. Do you know any good books about being afraid/overcoming fear? I love a lot of the books you recommend, so I was wondering if you had any suggestions? Thanks :)
One of my favorite quotes says, “Some of us are the silent suffers of a noisy disease and that is all I have to say about fear.” It’s from the short story “To Those of Who Missed Your Connecting Flight Out of O’Hare” by Amy Hempel. I’d definitely recommend it. I feel like fear is something that many books and short stories focus on. I’m not familiar with just one book that only focuses on it.
My followers suggest: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly.
AnonymousDo you know any books where the characters or the main character are/is in college?
I’d suggest: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Leaning by J.W. Swartz, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan, Oral History by Lee Smith, and Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series by Ann Brashares.
My followers suggest: Just One Day by Gayle Forman, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald, Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers.
AnonymousCan you recommend any books that are a more on the lighthearted side, but still serious at times (if that makes sense, haha)? I'm thinking something along the lines of Percy Jackson
Hi, I can surely try! I’d suggest: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson, Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott, The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman, and So This Is How It Ends by Tui T. Sutherland. I’d also suggest this and this list.
My followers suggest: Anything Can Happen by George and Helen Waite Papashvily and The Hoosier Schoolmaster by Edward Eggleston.
AnonymousDo you know any books where long-distance relationship are involved? I've read a few that included them, mostly as something a minor character had that ended badly. I'm looking for one where the main character is in the relationship. Thanks! (I love your blog!)
I don’t read this genre very often, so I really don’t have any books that come to mind. I have heard good things about Landing by Emma Donoghue. I also found this list.
My followers suggested Balancing Acts by Zoe Fishman and ZigZag by Ellen Wittlinger.
AnonymousCan you recommend any books that have a tragic twist in the middle, kinda like the night road by kristin Hannah? Or anything that is about the characters having to overcome something big in their life. Sorry if I'm not making myself clear, I can't explain it lol great blog btw!!
I had a hard time finding books that had a tragic twist in the middle like you wanted. To me, it seems most books follow the roller coaster of story progression where the climax is either towards the middle or the end. You could argue a lot of books with a tragic thing happening in the middle or throughout. I did find this list of books that are similar to Night Road. I’m sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.
My followers suggested: The Outsiders by SE Hinton, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb, and Looking For Alaska by John Green.
AnonymousDo you know any books related to looking for alaska? Besides it's kind of a funny story or perks? Or any interesting classic books relating to great gatsby?
These are two different kinds of books, so let’s split it up.
For books like Looking For Alaska, I’d suggest: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn, On the Jellioce Road by Melina Marchetta, and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Also, check out this list. A follower also suggested Mice of Men by John Steinbeck.
For books like The Great Gatsby, I’d suggest: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, Light in August by William Faulkner, Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Cope, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, and This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also, I’d suggest this list. A follower also suggested As Simple as Snow by Gregory Galloway.
AnonymousHey, can you recommend any heart wrenching, tear jerking books, kinda similar to The Book Thief, TFIOS and On the Jellicoe Road which I've read? Thanks! :)
Oh, those sad books. They’re always are so depressing, but end up being the very best. I haven’t read On the Jellicoe Road, but I’ve heard that it’s sad and good as well.
I’d suggest: Room by Emma Donoghue, Isn’t It Pretty To Think So? by Nick Miller, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junto Diaz. I’d also suggest looking at this list.
My followers suggest: Say Goodnight Gracie by Julie Reece Deaver, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, If I Stay / Where She Went by Gayle Forman, Hopeless by Collen Hoover, My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult, The Ice Storm by Rick Moody, and The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
I’d recommend: Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness, Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis, Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver, The Giver quartet by Lois Lowry, and Shade’s Children by Garth Nix.
My followers suggest: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, Unwind by Neal Shusterman, Green Angel by Alice Hoffman, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Eve by Anna Carey, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien, The Good Neighbors by Holly Black, Legend by Marie Lu, Above by Leah Bobet, Uglies series by Scott Westerfield, and A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan.
Hi! Thank you so sweet to say that. My major tip would be read and never stop. As for recommendations, I’d say: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, Shades of London by Maureen Johnson, Chaos Walking trilogyby Patrick Ness, The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowels,To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
My followers suggest: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, Some Things That Stay by Sarah Willis, Serena and Ron Rash, and For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund.
AnonymousI apologize if this has been asked before but do you know some books where the characters are book lovers?
Hi! I don’t think I’ve actually received this rec. It’s no problem.
I’d suggest The Perks of Being a Wallflower for Charlie, The Book Thieffor Liesel, A Song of Ice and Fire series for Tyrion, Pride and Prejudice for Elizabeth, The Shadow of the Wind for Daniel, Harry Potter series for Hermione, Fangirl for Cath, Matilda for well Matilda, Northanger Abbeyfor Catherine, Anne of Green Gables for Anne, and Inkheart for Meggie. I know I’m missing some books.
My followers suggest Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Reading Lolita in Tehran byAzar Nafisi, Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly, Pivot Point by Kasie West, and Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, and Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.