The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For my last post of November, I decided to go with a tag and I am SO EXCITED. I love reading recommendation posts and I also love scoping for them on Youtube. While I don’t do recommendation posts very often, that could be a goal for my blog in 2020 but we’ll see ūüėČ

Either way, I’m also super excited because one of my favorite people, Ellyn made this tag and gave me like 3 shout-outs. There was no way that I couldn’t do this tag because of Ellyn and because she’s great. With that being said, I don’t want to talk too much so let’s get into the rules and then the tag.

Rules

  • 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


1. Recommend a book from one of your favorite genres

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My favorite genre is romance and this was a TOUGH one. For some reason, I read a lot of books in series this year but it was the later books so I didn’t really want to recommend them. Instead, I decided to start with the first book in a series and that’s¬†The Right Swipe¬†by Alisha Rai.

This book follows a girl who owns a dating app who is ghosted by a guy who eventually becomes the spokesperson for her competition. While the premise might sound unique, I think Alisha Rai does a great job of keeping it modern and fresh. I also really enjoy some of the subplots here, too.

2. Recommend a short book

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The short book I decided to go with is¬†Rafe¬†by Rebekah Weatherspoon. I read this book in October and really loved it. This book follows a doctor who is looking for a nanny for her twins and she’s recommended Rafe, a male nanny. Upon meeting, she hires Rafe to live in her house and take care of her kids while she’s at work.

While this book is short, Weatherspoon does a great job of writing the romance between Rafe and Sloan. It never feels insta-lovey and there’s also a few sexy scenes. Additionally, I also recommend the follow-up¬†Xeni which follows Sloan’s best friend.

3. Recommend a book-to-screen adaptation

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For this one, I’m going with¬†The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I remember that I watched the movie and then read 2 of the books. I enjoyed both of them even though I had a soft spot for the movie. While I haven’t read the books in forever, I still highly recommend them and the movie is a MUST watch, too.

4. Recommend a book out of your comfort zone

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No surprise that I would put this one on my list. My friend, Lysette got it for me for my birthday and I was a little skeptical to read it. I’m not a big fantasy reader so that’s why but I ended up really enjoying it. I ended up giving it 4-stars only because I wanted more of the romance and I wish that there was going to be a sequel. If you’re a fantasy reader, you’ll likely enjoy it and if you’re not, then I’d still give it a try.

5. Recommend a book series

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No surprise that I’m recommending the¬†Playbook¬†series by Alexa Martin. Since reading her debut novel, I’ve loved them all. At first, I was going to pick a completed series but I think it’s more fun to go with this one. This series follows different women as they’re getting into a relationship with NFL players and it’s basically how their lives change along with the struggles they deal with in general.

Even if you aren’t an NFL fan, I think you’ll enjoy them. I think that Alexa Martin has such a unique viewpoint when it comes to this so I really enjoy her voice. Plus each book in the series has gotten better and better. I’m crossing my fingers that¬†Blitzed¬†which is coming out next week is going to be my new favorite.

6. Recommend a standalone

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As a standalone lover, this one was really tough. However, the book I decided on was¬†If I’m Being Honest¬†by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka. This book is a retelling of¬†Taming of the Shrew¬†and it’s an incredibly modern version of the story which I love. It follows our MC Cameron who after being called a bitch by her crush, tries to mend her ways.

Along the way, she has a realization and it’s basically her trying to figure out who she is and what’s going on with her life. Overall, I thought this book was incredible and I especially loved how they wrote Cameron’s character. As rarely as I read YA nowadays, giving this one 5-star was HUGE for me so I’d highly recommend it.

7. Recommend a book you don’t talk about enough¬†

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Honestly, I had a hard time, trying to come up with this one because I read two books back-to-back that could’ve made this list. I decided to go with¬†Wild Blue Wonder¬†because I think this book really flew under the radar. It’s about a griefing set of siblings and how it fractures them apart while also finding a way to bring them together. It’s more of a character-driven story but still has a few significant plot-points. Not to mention, the writing style for this is beautiful.

This is in the same vein as¬†Summer of Salt¬†where it’s mostly contemporary but also has some magical elements. Easily one of the books I talk about the least but like the most.

8. Recommend your “staple” book¬†

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Similar to what Ellyn did, I tried to think of books that I’d associate with my blog and of course, I had to go with Emma Mills. Of all of her books, my absolute favorite is¬†Foolish Hearts¬†so I had to feature it. I’m sure most of us guys will also agree with this lmao.

9. Recommend the book/s that got you into reading

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As per the last question, I had to feature a book that I talk about a lot. While I’ve always loved reading, I really loved reading¬†The Baby-Sitters Club¬†series. I still have a ton of the BSC books and I do plan on doing a reread of some of them in 2020. We’ll see if that happens but since the ’90s are back, then doing a reread would be SO FUN ūüėõ

10. Recommend 3+ bloggers who recommend great books

Tag! You’re It!

Of course, I’m tagging all the ladies above. ūüôā I’m also tagging Meeghan, Sumedha, and Kristin. ‚̧

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