Go-to book recommendations

As someone who’s known for reading quite a bit, and who is surrounded by other people who read lots, I often see the question “what should I read next?”

Turns out, if you get asked this question often enough, you end up with some standard responses. I figured I’d list them here, both for your entertainment and out of my own laziness (this way, I can just link this blogpost whenever someone asks me again).

The Song of Achilles 

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No really, as soon as someone asks “but what should I read now?” I (metaphorically, of course) throw this book at their heads. It’s worked with about two people, so far.

The Martian
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Science, humour, and a gripping story. What’s not to love. This is a must-read for everyone, and I treat it as such.

Howl’s Moving Castle 

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A fun book with magic and a main character who’s main arc is to grow self-confidence. I recommended it the other day to someone who could use a confidence boost. I don’t think she actually started it (boooo) but the point still stands.

The Three Musketeers

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For a 19th century romance, this book is surprisingly funny, adventurous, and easy to read. I had more fun than I thought I would’ve, and it’s a rec for anyone who’s even vaguely interested in swashbuckling adventures.

Chaos Walking trilogy

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One of the best YA trilogies I’ve read, and that’s including Uglies and the Hunger Games. These books were an obsession, okay. I burned food for these because I couldn’t put the book down during cooking. I can’t give a higher compliment than that.

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