Book Recs

Not sure what to read next? Are you looking for some recommendations? Don’t worry friends – I have you covered!

On the third Monday of every month, I will share with you some fantastic books of any given subject or topic. Not only do I hope that you find your next great read, but I also hope to broaden my scope of reading and encourage myself to read a variety of books!

Also, don’t forget to check out my other book recs feature, Festive Book Recs!

Recommendations line-up
  1. Romances and Aro Characters (17th April 2017)
  2. Mental Illness in YA #2 (15th May 2017)
  3. Books with LGBTQIA+ characters (19th June 2017)


You’re portraying it right: Mental Illness in YA 

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  1. Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (Goodreads)
  2. Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn (Goodreads)
  3. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (Goodreads)
  4. Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whalen (Goodreads)

Introduction to Dystopia


  1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Goodreads)
  2. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Goodreads)
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads)
  4. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Goodreads)

It’s a Kinda Magic – Books with Magic Systems


  1. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Goodreads)
  2. The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine (Goodreads)
  3. Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (Goodreads)
  4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (Goodreads)

Fantastic Female Friendships


  1. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Goodreads)
  2. The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury (Goodreads)
  3. Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom (Goodreads)
  4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (Goodreads)

OwnVoices 2016


  1. The Memory of Light by Francisco X Stork (Goodreads)
  2. Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee (Goodreads)
  3. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (Goodreads)
  4. Into White by Randi Pink (Goodreads)

Fantasies by Asian Authors


  1. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (Goodreads)
  2. Monstress by Marjorie Liu (Goodreads)
  3. The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (Goodreads)
  4. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (Goodreads)

Books by Black Authors


  1. Kindred by Octavia E Butler (Goodreads)
  2. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Goodreads)
  3. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Goodreads)
  4. Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland (Goodreads)

Feminist Reads

  1. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (Goodreads)
  2. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Goodreads)
  3. Fifty Shades of Feminism edited by Lisa Appignanesi (Goodreads)
  4. Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks (Goodreads)