Hello, everyone, and welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday post! I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I quite liked today’s prompt, since it just asked about what books I always recommend. Since the books I like to recommend are books I love, obviously I want to take the opportunity to talk about them.
But before we get into the post, here’s the original prompt:
When a friend comes up to you for a recommendation, what do you normally suggest? List your top five most recommendable books for today’s prompt!(This month’s prompts were provided by Alex (The Scribe Owl). Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by GingerReadsLainey.)
Now, instead of just giving my top five recommendations, I decided to categorize them. Otherwise, I thought this might just turn into a top 5 favorites list. Also, what I recommend usually depends on who’s asking and what I know they like, so.
YA Fantasy Rec: The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
I had a hard time picking between The Raven Cycle and Six of Crows. But, if I’d picked Six of Crows, I would’ve really been saying Six of Crows/Shadow and Bone, and The Raven Cycle definitely wins that race. And, obviously, I absolutely love this series (and its spin-off!) and I recommend it all the time. Of course, most people have already read it, but I have introduced the books to a few friends–and they did in fact love the series!
Adult/Epic Fantasy Rec: The Innisfail Cycle by L.M. Riviere
Okay, the obvious choice here was Lord of the Rings–and, of course, that is my ultimate recommendation since it’s my all-time favorite. But, I mean, everyone has already heard of Lord of the Rings, so I didn’t want to include it in a rec list. So, instead, I went with another of my favorite epic fantasy series: The Innisfail Cycle by L.M. Riviere. The first two books are currently out, so I definitely encourage you to check them out if you enjoy this genre!
Contemporary Rec: Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
This actually wasn’t that difficult of a choice. I love a lot of contemporary fiction books, but I really love this one, in particular. It just has so many great themes, and I love the way Khorram presents them through the characters. If you haven’t read this one yet, I highly recommend it.
Science Fiction (and Comedy!) Rec: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Another amazing book that I love! There are a lot of good science fiction books out there, but the hilarity in this one definitely makes it my favorite. I think most science fiction lovers have already read of, or at least heard of, this one, but if you haven’t, then I definitely recommend checking it out!
Romance Rec: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
This was an easy choice; this book is a work of art and an absolute must-read. Both the story and the writing itself are beautiful; plenty of people have loved and read it, but whenever my friends ask for recs, nine times out of ten I ask if they’ve read The Song of Achilles. (And then I ask if they’re in the mood to cry. And then sometimes they say no, and I say, “Well, never mind.”)
So, I hope you enjoyed this post about the books I always recommend. If you’ve read any of these before, drop a comment below and let me know what you thought of them! I always love to talk about books, after all.
Additionally, if you enjoyed this post, then you can use the Lists tab above to find more of the same content. I’ve made a lot of lists, so I have plenty that you can mindlessly scroll through while you procrastinate whatever it is you should really be doing right now.