Book Recs

Not sure what to read next? Are you looking for some book 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!

AUG ’17: Books For Your Discoursing Heart

  1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Goodreads)
  2. Want by Cindy Pon (Goodreads)
  3. Exo by Fonda Lee (Goodreads)
  4. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness (Goodreads)

JUL ’17: Invisible Narratives in Historial Fiction

  1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Goodreads)
  2. Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee (Goodreads)
  3. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (Goodreads)
  4. Freedom Swimmer by Wai Chim (Goodreads)

JUN ’17: SFF Books with LGBT Protagonists

  1. Timekeeper by Tara Sim (Goodreads)
  2. The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie (Goodreads)
  3. Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis (Goodreads)
  4. Peter Darling by Austin Chant (Goodreads)

MAY ’17: Middle Grade Books by Asian Authors

  1. The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly (Goodreads)
  2. When The Sea Turned To Silver by Grace Lin (Goodreads)
  3. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan (Goodreads)
  4. The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi (Goodreads)

APR ’17: Amazing Romances & Books with Ace Representation

  1. Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee (Goodreads)
  2. Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead (Goodreads)
  3. We Awaken by Calista Lynne (Goodreads)
  4. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Goodreads)

MAR ’17: 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)

FEB ’17: 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)

JAN ’17: 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)

DEC ’16: 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)

NOV ’16: 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)

OCT ’16: 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)

SEP ’16: 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)

AUG ’16: 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)