Hello, everyone! I’m cheating a little this week with my top five post because instead of everyone’s recommendations, I’m sticking with just Ashley’s. She’s far and away the person I talk the most about books to, and she always had recommendations for me. These are the top five that I would CONSTANTLY hear about — which makes me wonder why I still haven’t gotten around to reading them yet?
1. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Since we became friends, Ashley has tried to get me to read Uprooted. I have every intention to, and I know it’s going to be amazing. Why won’t I read it? I honestly have no idea.
2. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
I have this whole series on my kindle, and the premise sounds super intriguing, so all I have to do is buckle down and read them. I have no excuse, and if Ashley likes them, I know I will too.
3. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
This is still embarrassing to admit, but the only Schwab book I’ve read is Vicious. I absolutely loved it, and I know I’ll love her other books as well, so I’m not sure what’s holding me back. I own them all too, so like I said before, no excuse.
4. These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas
I had actually never heard of these books before meeting Ashley, but corsets and powers? Count me in.
5. Any Cassandra Clare book
I’ve only ever read City of Bones, and it’s sad that I’m this far behind on Cassandra Clare’s works. I think the reason I keep putting them off is the sheer amount of pages it’ll take to get caught up before Queen of Air and Darkness. Honestly, waiting until after it’s published might help me because then I can read the entirety of her books and not feel pressured to do so before a certain date? Who knows?
That’s all, folks! There are many more I could list here that Ashley’s talked about, but these are the top ones I could remember. I have a few — Strange the Dreamer, Vicious, etc. — that I always recommend to her, so she has some to read as well! Having a book friend is always nice because they might get you to pick up something you normally wouldn’t have that could be your newest favorite!
Until next time,
What are some books you always recommend? Let me know in the comments!