This is another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week it's books you would recommend to X person. I picked my younger sister. So off we go.
sister and I have a fairly similar taste in books, we were weaned on the same
books from our mother, so it’s obviously her fault. We tend to suggest books to
each other. These are books I think she’d really like, and I don’t know that
she’s read them. I just think she’d like them. Here we go.
Hold me Closer, Necromancer – It’s really good. It’s funny, and fun and it’s
exciting and it’s a bit like Supernatural the TV-show. And she likes that. It’s
also just really cool.
The Night Circus – It’s just a beautiful, beautiful book, and it’s sort of a fairy
tale, and there is magic and oh my God. It’s just so pretty.
Kushiel’s Dart – It’s quite racy, but my sister likes epic fantasy, Wheel of Time, A Song
of Ice and Fire, stuff like that. And now that I mentioned it, I remember she
has read A Song of Ice and Fire, so I’m pretty sure she can handle it.
Sometimes I read sentences I’ve read and realize they only make sense in my
head, sort of.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Yeah. I gush about these books whenever I write about them.
I just finished the second book in the series, and I couldn’t write a review,
because I couldn’t make sentences make sense. Anyway, it’s beautiful, and it’s
exciting, and the writing is just so wonderful.
Anna Dressed in Blood – It’s again, a lot like the TV-show Supernatural. It’s about
ghosts, and it’s got that sort of edgy feeling. And there are great characters,
and so much fun.
The Girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making – Is amazing.
It’s a lot like Alice in Wonderland. It’s just so beautiful and it’s exciting,
and there’s a lot of action, there is a badass girl heroine. Writing all this I
realize I make my sister sound like a child. She’s not, she’s a 23-year old
maths student. Anyway, I think she would like it.
– I’ve been in London with my sister a couple of times, and we both really like
London, and I think therefore she would like this. Also, I’m not sure she’s
ever read Neil Gaiman. If she hasn’t, I might have failed somewhere. And I also
think that this is a good Gaiman book to start with. American Gods is a bit too
complex and weird, you have to be used to him sort of. Neverwhere is just a
good start. And it’s brilliant.
- More action-y. It’s dystopian sci-fi, and I don’t know how much of that she
reads, but I would suggest this. It’s cook, it’s sort of new and exciting, and
it’s filled with awesomeness, and police states, and creepy dudes.
The Princess Bride – Is sort of brilliant. It’s
cool, there’s adventure, and I think it’s something she would really like. It’s
funny, it’s weird, and it’s just beautiful. And she should read it.