The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag

Back in November, I saw Destiny @ Howling Libraries do The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag, which was created by Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx. It looked like a really fun tag, so I decided to do it as well!


  • 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

Recommend a book from one of your favorite genres

My current favourite genre is most definitely YA contemporary. This is a genre that has really grown on me throughout the past years, and it feels like such a treat to get to read all of these wonderfully diverse stories.

One YA contemporary that I recently reread, is Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson. This book consists entirely of a text message exchange between Haley, a questioning demisexual girl with anxiety, and Martin, a bisexual boy. I really loved this unconventional format, and thought it worked really well. It’s also a very comforting read.

Technically, You Started It

Recommend a short book

I’m a big fan of Lauren James’s books, and I especially enjoyed her recent novella, The Starlight Watchmaker, which is all about an android watchmaker who’s very lonely until he becomes friends with a student. This book is full of heart, and I can’t help but wish for a sequel!

The Starlight Watchmaker

Recommend a book-to-screen adaptation

I don’t watch a lot of movies (because, you know, BOOKS!), but I do tend to watch movie adaptations of books I’ve loved. Even though this is nowhere near an original answer, I would highly recommend To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, both the book and the movie, which I’ve probably watched three times by now. I really can’t wait for the sequel to come out in February!

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

Recommend a book out of your comfort zone

I’m not the biggest thriller reader, but I did recently read Wranglestone, which is a gay zombie thriller. And I ended up really loving it! My review will be up very soon, and the book will be out in early February.

Wranglestone (Wranglestone, #1)

Recommend a book series

I don’t actually read a lot of series anymore, because I have a hard time keeping up with the sequels when they come out, and because I tend to have forgotten half of what happened in the previous book. But I’m currently listening to the third installment of Timekeeper, and really enjoying this series! It’s a steampunk series about a boy who works as a clock mechanic and falls in love with a clock spirit.

Timekeeper (Timekeeper, #1)

Recommend a standalone

For this, I would like to recommend my current read: Beyond the Black Door. I had high hopes for this book, but I’m loving it even more than I thought I would. This might just be a 5 star read for me! The book has amazing asexual representation, and the plot is very intriguing.

Beyond the Black Door

Recommend a book you don’t talk about enough

I’ll do you one better: I’ll recommend a book that not nearly enough people talk about: Royal Rescue! I’ve talked about this book a few times, but I just can’t stop myself from recommending it once more, because I really need more people to read it! I mean: it is a standalone fantasy! It has dragons! It has an amazing aroace main character who takes no shit! It has the loveliest QPR that I really rooted for!

Royal Rescue

Recommend your “staple” book

Really? I’m going to have to talk about Heartstopper again, huh? Who am I kidding, we all know I’ll never stop. If you still haven’t read this book, I have good news: it’s going to be published in the US as well this year! For me, that means I’m absolutely going to *need* to buy hardcovers of the first two volumes!!

Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1)

Recommend the book(s) that got you into reading

Yeah, I don’t have an answer to this. I’ve always been a reader, ever since before I could even actually read, so there isn’t one specific book that got me into reading.

Recommend 3+ bloggers who recommend great books

For the best LGBTQ+ recs: Amy @ Bookish Heights!

For the best romance recs: Corey @ Corey’s Book Corner!

For the best middlegrade recs: Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks!

I tag…

Tagging people always gives me a lot of anxiety, so I’m not going to tag people. If you’ve read this and would like to do the tag as well, consider yourself tagged!

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