The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag

And to my lovely husband for forcing me to sit down at the computer to blog, which I haven’t done since the new year because all my free time has been emptying boxes and arranging everything in the new place ʅ(́◡◝)ʃ

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers to do this tag

1. Recommend a book from one of your favorite genres

My favorite genre is thriller, more specifically the dark kind with serial killers. This year I am trying to find more books that have really dark stories and amazing characters, and the Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell series is perfect in that respect! Heartsick is the first one in the series and I read it at the end of last year. I can’t find the rest of the audiobooks, but the series is so good that I’m going to switch back to eBook in order to finish it!

2. Recommend a short book

I don’t read a lot of sci-fi but The Murderbot Diaries was a great find, the first installment All Systems Red was so much fun to read! It’s quite short but the characters are amazing, the plot is interesting, but most of all Murderbot is hilarious.


3. Recommend a book-to-screen adaptation

The Netflix version of Dumplin‘ is fantastic ! I’m always a bit scared with Netflix because they either do great or terrible adaptations, but I loved this one SO MUCH… If you haven’t seen it, please do so (๑✧∀✧๑)

4. Recommend a book out of your comfort zone

The Arrangement is definitely not my type of thriller: the story of a sugar baby and her unbalanced relationship with her sugar daddy didn’t really scream *me*… But I wanted to try it because a lot of people had loved it even though the plot was not what they usually read, and I’m really glad I gave it a try. I enjoyed the ride and couldn’t stop reading, I was so engrossed by the plot and NEEDED to know what was going to happen!


5. Recommend a book series

The Mickey Haller series by Michael Connelly is marvelous! I love police procedurals, but when Connelly introduced this new character to the Harry Bosch Universe in The Lincoln Lawyer and focused on the legal process, I was sold. The twists and turns are fantastic, Mickey is a wonderfully complex character, and the plots are well-crafted. The movie is also fascinating if you’re not completely sure the genre is for you but want to give it a try (*^.^*)

6. Recommend a standalone

The Girl He Used to Know was such a good surprise! I read it at the end of the year after swearing I was done with romance, and it sure proved that there are some exceptions to all rules. I tried a few well-loved romance novels this year which I didn’t really care for (The Kiss Quotient, The Simple Wild) but this one was amazing. Maybe because it focused more on the character of Annika and her self-discovery rather than the romance itself, but it made me cry, it made me smile, it was perfect.

 7. Recommend a book you don’t talk about enough 

Tall Oaks is an amazing thriller that NO ONE talks about and it’s such a shame!! It’s not very dark and is set in a small town with an amazing cast of colorful characters that have unique personalities. The town itself seems to be a character because the setting is so vivid. I recommend it both to people who love thrillers and people who want to give the genre a try. 


8. Recommend your “staple” book 

The Pelican Brief is probably the book that got me hooked to the thriller genre. I read it when I was about 14 and loved it so much! I’ve re-read it several times since and it crystallized my love for legal thrillers. It’s fast-paced, it’s smart, it’s full of action. A must-read! Oh and it’s ahead of its time when it comes to environmental battles. Now I want to re-read it…

9. Recommend the book/s that got you into reading

When I was packing for the move, I found my old copy of My Friend Flicka, which I received from my cousin when I was about 10. It was her book from when she was young and I just checked, my edition was printed in 1982! (my husband just laughed and said “haha, you were -3!”). I loved this book so much that I asked my parents for the whole series, which was not easy to find in the French countryside in the 90’s, but they found them! It’s just a beautiful story about a boy, his horse, and the great outdoors. After reading this book I started riding and still love horses today.

10. Recommend 3+ bloggers who recommend great books

  • Of course Krystin Rachel is my go-to girl for all the dark and twisted things!
  • Elaine always has good recommendations from genres I don’t read enough of (paranormal for example) and her journaling skills are out-of-this-world!
  • Jonetta has the best audiobooks recommendations, her “Saturdays at the Cafe” posts are my favorite to find tons of new things to add to my TBR.


I’m not tagging anyone because I don’t know many people and I always feel self-conscious, but feel free to do the tag, it’s fun!

I hope you had as much fun reading this tag as I had doing it, I’d love to see your answers (*^.^*)

Thanks for stopping by! (๑•́ ₃ •̀๑)

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