Hello friends and fellow book lovers! This week, I’m doing a tag made by one of my favorite people and that’s Ally from Ally Writes Things. She’s probably the first friend I made as a blogger and I love her even though we have vastly different reading tastes. Either way, I saw that she posted this tag and she tagged me so I knew I had to do it. 🙂
- 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
Let’s start off with one of my absolute faves and that’s Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills. This book has an incredible friendship between Claudia and Iris. These two couldn’t be more opposite and then they connect over something you wouldn’t expect. There’s also a great friendship group in here along with Claudia’s friendship with her elementary school bff, Zoe.
A translated book
I didn’t actually have a book for this one so this is one I want to read. I saw it on Hoopla while I was looking for short books and this cover drew me in. I don’t actually know much about this one other than that it’s a translated work. I’m pretty sure it’s just about a woman who works at a convenience store and it’s a slice-of-life. Maybe I’m wrong but I plan on reading it eventually.
A diverse romance
The book I chose for this one is Maybe This Time by Christina C Jones. This is the second book in her Vegas Nights series and it follows a friends-to-lovers romance between Trace and Des who have been friends forever who end up getting into an unusual situation. This one is super short and makes for a perfect addition to the series. I really can’t wait to see what else CCJ writes in this series as I’ve enjoyed the first two books a lot.
A fast-paced book
For that one, I chose The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum. This is one I won’t talk about much as I have an entire post planned for it. With that being said, this author has a very simple writing style and writes such short chapters that it feels like no time and you’ve read half the book.
A nonfiction other than a memoir
For this one, I decided to go with one I read pretty recently after my break-up two years ago and it really helped me. The book basically talks about some breakups from history and how they were basically torture for one or both parties involved. I haven’t read this book in a long time but I remember enjoying it a lot then.
An underrated memoir
I feel like this is a book I rarely talk about but I absolutely love. This is a memoir by Michael Bennett and it’s basically him talking about his life while also addressing things that make white people uncomfortable including racism, Colin Kaepernick and the NFL among other things. This book is short but it packs a punch which is what I love about it plus I love Michael Bennett so there’s that.
A book with fewer than 10,000 ratings on Goodreads
The book I decided to go with for this one is Exorsisters Vol 1 which is a book I picked up on hoopla. This is about a girl who has no soul and it’s basically her and her “soul twin” I’m pretty sure. Either way, I ended up loving this book and it was such a huge surprise. It was so much fun and I loved seeing how their story unfolded. I also adored the art style so if you’re looking for a new series to check out, I highly recommend.
A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
The book I decided to go with for this one is Harbor by Rebekah Weatherspoon. This book follows an m/f/m romance and it features some BDSM elements, too. I’m not sure if all the characters are bisexual but I’m pretty sure they are. Either way, this is easily my favorite book by Rebekah Weatherspoon and I want to scream from the rooftops about how iconic it is.
A book by a trans or non-binary author
For this rec, I’m going with a non-binary author and that’s Chelsea M. Cameron. I’m not sure when they came out as non-binary but I’ve read a handful of their books and enjoyed almost all of them. My favorite has to be Anyone But You which is an enemies-to-lovers f/f romance. I listened to this one on audio and absolutely loved it. I can’t wait to dive more into their backlist and get caught up.
A book with more than 500 pages
The book I chose for this one is The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata. I feel like everyone knows about this book and how beloved it is. It’s almost 700 pages and it follows a romance between a personal assistant and one of the highest-paid players in the NFO and it’s just iconic. Easily one of my favorite reads of 2020 and I can’t wait to read more from her.
A short story collection
The book I chose for this one is Love All Year: A Holidays Anthology. This is a collection of short stories by multiple authors featuring holidays that aren’t mainstream. I honestly ended up loving this collection and I can’t wait to see if these authors team up for another one. It was just so well-written and introduced me to a bunch of new holidays I’d never even heard of before.
Book you want everyone to read
The book I decided to go for is Truth or Dare by Danielle Allen. This is a book I read in February and I’m still thinking about it. It’s a friends-to-lovers romance set during a destination wedding and it’s just iconic. Not too long, not too short and featured lots of swoony and steamy moments. It’s just chef’s kiss…excellence.