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The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag

Book recommendations?

Yes, please.

(I needed a distraction from Call Down the Hawk and Kristin provided one.)

(Thank you, Kristin. CDTH is stressing me out.)

(Also, I agreed to write a novel this month? I don’t want to talk about it.)

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Recommend a book from one of your favourite genres

Apparently I really like dog-centered pastiche parodies.

Tales of the House from Bunnicula got me through Christian school.

I reread Bud Barker, Private Eye MANY times.

Bud Barkin

I read a lot of noir for some reason? That genre was pretty popular when I was growing up and I couldn’t get enough of it.

James Howe also wrote a Harry Potter parody in this series. I hadn’t burned out on Harry Potter yet, so I appreciated it.

Doghouse of Doom

I read a couple of the Hank the Cowdog books.

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These were dog-centered western mysteries.

I REALLY LIKE DOG LITERATURE, OKAY?

 

Recommend a short book

As the Crow Flies isn’t technically short – it’s 250 pages – but those pages fly by. (Heh.)

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I didn’t know this book was the first of two parts, so I was surprised by how quickly I reached the end.

I wanted more story!

 

Recommend a book-to-screen adaptation

(Spoilers)

Let’s talk about The Book Thief!

Book Thief

My friend Staci LOVED this movie.

I think it’s in her top ten.

I liked the movie pretty well. Great casting.

Rudy died, so nothing matters anymore.

I would appreciate seeing Ben Schnetzer in more things, please.

He and Vilhelm Blomgren could play brothers in another horror movie.

*gasp*

MIDSOMMAR 2.

Pelle
Yes, please, thanks.

 

Recommend a book out of your comfort zone

Georgia Hardstark recommended Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky, a book about various alien races fighting for supremacy of the earth.

I think Tchaikovsky has fantastic ideas.

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This book sounds like something I could enjoy.

It’s also 600 pages.

I only like sci-fi sometimes.

The genre goes some places. (All the Birds in the Sky, for instance, promised a war and romance and…did other things instead.)

Also, some of the main characters in this book are spiders, and I am deathly afraid.

 

Recommend a book series

WHEN WILL YOU ALL LISTEN TO ME AND READ AVALON: WEB OF MAGIC?

All That Glitters

PLEASE DO IT.

IT’S MY FAVORITE SERIES FROM MY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAYS.

I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

Ooh, what about Bruce Coville’s Unicorn Chronicles?

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This series had FOUR books?

I thought it only had TWO!

I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT THE KIESHA’RA SERIES.

Hawksong

Amelia Atwater Rhodes claims she wrote the first book as an allegory for the Iraq War.

I don’t see how that fits, to be honest, but the ROMANCE IS SO SATISFYING.

Top-knotch worldbuilding.

 

Recommend a standalone

(CW: colonialism, racism, transphobia, suicide)

I love Tiger Lily.

Tiger Lily

Admittedly, this book is super imperfect.

Take the content warnings to heart.

It is also excellently written and ends its main love story in prime bittersweet fashion.

This book is a relic of where fiction was in 2012.

I say more books from Jodi Lynn Anderson and more books with indigenous protagonists.

Those two things don’t have to overlap.

 

Recommend a book you don’t talk about enough

I talk about Tomboy a lot, but I haven’t recommended its spiritual sequel Genderqueer enough.

Genderqueer

It’s very lovely and honest.

It happily represents queer people like my friend Russell who aren’t into bright colors.

Becoming Dangerous is also very good and features excellent essays from underrated writers.

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Finally, Waking the Witch is just so good.

The FORMAT. Divine.

Waking the Witch

Part research paper, part memoir?

It’s the best.

 

Recommend your ‘staple’ book

I’ve reread Something New three or more times this year.

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I want all books to be wedding graphic novels.

This is what I want from publishing.

MAKE IT HAPPEN.

 

Recommend the book/s that got you into reading

My parents read my brothers and I books galore when we were little.

After hearing the Dr. Seuss books read aloud hundreds of time, I started reading the rest of Seuss’ books on my own.

Fox in Socks is my absolute favorite.

BLUE GOO.

DO YOU CHOOSE TO CHEW BLUE GOO, SIR?

Fox in Socks

My grandma and aunts kept Jan Brett books like Fritz and the Beautiful Horses at their houses. Brett is Scandinavian and illustrates her own books.

Fritz and the Beautiful Horses

I’ve read each of Brett’s books dozens of times.

I COMPLETELY forgot about Amelia Bedelia, but I loved reading books about her.

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She always had great snacks, even if she did screw up everything.

 

Recommend 3+ bloggers who recommend great books

Sofi @ A Book. A Thought. picks such good books. If you like LGBTQIA+ fiction or feminist thrillers, YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.

Margaret @ Weird Zeal also recs queer fiction and spooky books in her gorgeous posts.

Sarah @ Written Word Worlds has such vibrant, exuberant posts chock-full of QUALITY CONTENT. Check her out.

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I feel like, through my recommendations, I have tacitly tagged you all.

Go forth and recommend, friends.

I have to write some more.

And read Call Down the Hawk.

It’s STRESSFUL.

I’m at the Fairy Market and I’m AFRAID TO CONTINUE.

Author:

She/her. 4w3. Lover of vegan cream cheese and performative angst. Seattle-based writer currently dabbling in socialism and progressive Christianity. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

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