Recommendations Book Tag

Hello Everyone!

It’s been tagged by Sara @ LitforQueers who gives amazing recommendations and you should check her out! So the fact that she tagged me in this tag has me excited.


  • Tag Ally @ Ally Writes Things
  • Give at least one recommendation for each of the prompts below
  • If you don’t have a recommendation, talk about a book you want to read
  • Tag your friends

A Book about Friendship

The Black Veins by Ashia Monet: This book focuses on friendship bonds and developing a found family.

A Translated Book

The Thief Lord by Cordelia Funke: This is a childhood favorite of mine. Once I saw that it is a translated novel, I couldn’t resist putting it in here.

A Diverse Romance

There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon: I love this romance. It’s the second in a series but you don’t have to read the first to get this one. There is fat rep and Indian American rep in this book.

A Fast Paced Book

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova: This book has a quest so the main characters don’t have time to slow down. It made for a very fast read.

A Non-Fiction Other Than a Memoir

Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani: This is an overview on the Black American community from Reconstruction until the 1970s. There is a lot of information but I think that this book can be a really good tool to learn.

An Underrated Memoir

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories From Red States by Samantha Allen: When I was looking for an answer to this prompt, I discovered that I don’t read a lot of memoirs. So I’m going to pass on a recommendation from Jessica @ Jessica Favor. I want to read this book due to their review and I recommend everyone check that review out.

A Book With Fewer Than 10,000 Ratings on Goodreads

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo: This book just released this year which is why I think it has less than 5,000 ratings. This is such a good book and it deserves to be read by more people.

A Book With an LGBTQ+ Protagonist

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by Lev A.C. Rosen: This is a really sex positive book with a gay main character and it addresses some really important topics. LGBTQIA+ people being a monolith to other people was one. There is blackmail and manipulation of a minor so if that bothers you, I would skip this book.

A Book by a Trans or Non- Binary Author

Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Shannon Watters: This is a comic book series that I’m still reading but I really enjoyed this volume. This is a book about friendship and helping each other get through the insanity that surrounds their summer camp.

A Book with More Than 500 Pages

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini: This was a long book but it was so action packed that I didn’t feel like it dragged. This is one of the only sci-fi novels that I’ve read and I really enjoyed it.

A Short Story Collection

A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood: I also discovered that I don’t read a lot of short story collections because I haven’t read this one in years. I remember really liking a few of the stories. This made me want to reread this.

A Book You Want Everyone to Read

Check, Please! By Ngozi Ukazu: I love this whole series because it is just so wholesome. I don’t talk about it enough honestly but everyone should read it.

So I’ve found out that I don’t read enough memoirs or short story collections.I should get on that. So if anyone has any recommendations to give me for that, please tell me.

This was fun to do and consider what I would recommend for each prompt.

I’m going to tag Jessica @ Jessica Favor, Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds, and Ashmita @ thefictionaljournal who can do this if they want to.

Thanks for reading,


12 replies on “Recommendations Book Tag”

Thanks for tagging me! The only Cordelia Funke books I’ve read is the Inkheart series, which I absolutely adored as a kid — I should have realized she’s written more books than that, haha. Funnily enough, a university English teacher told me to read Lumberjanes ages ago and passed the third volume around for the whole class to read, and now that you’ve mentioned the series too I DEFINITELY need to devour all of the issues.

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