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Recommend a book from one of your favourite genres
The Hypnotist (Joona Linna #1) by Lars Kepler
This definitely isn’t for everyone but it is the first book in my favourite Nordic Noir series! If you enjoy unique serial killers, somewhat gruesome deaths and really well fleshed out main characters then this is definitely the series for you.
Recommend a short book
I couldn’t chose just one short story so I’ve picked two that I read in 2019 and loved! I have reviews for both of these which I will also link.
The Ghost Beside Me by Lee Hall 60 pages, here’s my review.
Moon-Sitting by Em Harding 100 pages, here’s my review.
Recommend a book-to-screen adaptation
I very rarely watch adaptations as they don’t often live up to the book. I will say that I did enjoy the first season of The Handmaids Tale adapted from the novel by Margaret Atwood, however I lost interest soon after.
Recommend a book out of your comfort zone
Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
I had no expectations when I started to listen to this book at the end of last year but it really surprised me. As I predominantly read Adult books, YA can be a hit or miss as I sometimes feel like the author doesn’t push the book as far as I would like. However that wasn’t the case with this book, I really enjoyed the concept and execution, I’m not completely sold on the sequel but I will definitely be giving it a go when it comes out this year.
Recommend a book series
Social Media Murders by Angela Clarke
I decided to chose this series as it’s can be read and enjoyed by both beginners to the crime thriller genres and veterans. It’s also a trilogy so you don’t have to commit to a 10+ book series, they have all been published so if you enjoy the first one then you can binge read the rest just like I did. They all have a super interesting and different use of social media in each book which you can probably tell by the title of the trilogy.
Recommend a standalone
The Good Samaritan by John Marrs
So according to Goodreads I read this book back in March 2018 and I still think about it, this book was just so disturbing and twisted in the best possible way. I really loved the concept and the authors writing style, I’m currently reading The One also by John Marrs which I’m really enjoying so far.
Recommend a book you don’t talk about enough
Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton
Sharon Bolton is an author who’s books I either love or dislike and this is definitely my favourite of the ones that I’ve read. Similar to above I still think about this book and I read this one at the end of 2017. Have you ever wondered what makes women want to write to convicted murderers? I love the formatting of this book and have already recommended it to others.
Recommend your “staple” book
I wouldn’t say that I have a staple book as the only time I reread books is when I’ve read them as a child (see below) but I would say that I have “staple” authors such as Lars Kepler and Chris Carter. They are they authors of my two favourite series of all time and will forever be an auto-buy, you probably see me mention their books all the time so I will just leave it here.
Recommend the book(s) that got you into reading
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman, I was definitely a reader before this but these are the first books I remember being super excited about and trying to hunt them down in my library. 15 years later and here I am re-reading them as an adult.
Recommend 3+ bloggers who recommend great books
Dini @ Dinipandareads
Lauren @ Lala’sbookreviews
Meeghan @ Meeghanreads
These are three bloggers that I always look out for and try to keep up to date with their posts. I really love their content and I urge you to go and check them out!
I’d love to see some of you do this tag, so if you do take part then please leave your link below so I can head over.
See you in the next one…