A HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to my books rec ask. So many fantastic books, I don’t honestly know where to start, but I’m going to read all of them. And I thought this may be helpful to others, so I’ve handily compiled the recs in bullet point form (links go to Amazon).

Have already read, but second the recs:

  • The Book Thief - by Markus Zusak (loved this book, wept like a baby in parts, but read it straight through in one sitting).
  • Good Omens - by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (cannot recommend this enough, if you haven’t read it, read it now. Go on, I’ll wait).
  • About a Boy - by Nick Hornby (anything by Nick Hornby is a good bet, but this and High Fidelity are my favourite of his, and the movies of each were surprisingly good and also worth a watch).
  • Bossypants - by Tina Fey (a really amusing rad, though not as biographical as I thought/hoped).
  • The Count of Monte Cristo - by Alexandre Dumas (OMG, you get serious bonus points for reccing this, this was my favourite book growing up. LOVE it!)
  • Ready Player One - by Ernest Cline (really original and easy to read, filled with trivia and reads like a movie).
  • Slaughterhouse Five - by Kurt Vonnegut (read this, you won’t regret it).
  • Anything by Tamora Pierce (oh my childhood, thought since I’m still reading these that might not apply anymore).
  • The Great Gatsby - by F. Scott Fitzgerald (I feel like I get more from this book with every re-read).
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - by Michael Chabon (I cannot recommend this book enough).
  • Graceling - by Kristin Cashore

Let me know if the links are wrong, you have e versions etc). And I apologise for taking up dash space. Feel free to leave other recs in the comments, I’ll add them as well.

Updated: [3] last update: October 14

Also, all updates are added to the bottom of the respective lists. OK?

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  6. triceratopper answered: I also suggest something by Barry Lyga. The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl is really good, but I enjoyed Boy Toy more.
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  8. idratherdreamofjune answered: Oh, I could have rec’ed here!  : P BTW, I second the rec on Seraphina.
  9. ghostdick answered: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. May or may not make you cry but it’s a beautiful story.
  10. x-obliviate answered: Looking for Alaska by John Green and the Infernal Devices (series) By Cassandra Clare.Its the prequel to the mortal instruments.both amazing!
  11. hailaphrodite answered: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell**, The Song of Achilles*, Seraphina, Perfume: Story of a Murderer, Curse Workers series, Liesl & Po, Graceling
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