The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag

Thanks so much for Evelyn @ Evelyn reads for tagging me in this one! I love book recommendations so this was a fun tag to fill out. Hope you enjoy!


  • Thank the person who nominated you!
  • Answer all the questions below
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The tag:

Recommend a book from one of your favourite genres:

Well, my favorite genre is fantasy so I think most of the books here will be from that genre. 😉  But anywho. One of my favorite fantasy books ever is The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. Right now some of the folks following along with Wyrd & Wonder are doing a read-a-long for this book and I’m excitedly following along with their posts. 🙂 I wrote a review of this one last year when I reread it and it makes for a great reread too. I love this book because it’s a story that at its heart is about someone looking for love and acceptance but it’s also about SO MANY other things, there are LAYERS to this book. I love it.

Recommend a short book:


One of my favorite books I read last year was the novella Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh. Also, look at this gorgeous cover! This is such a lovely story–the prose, the characters, the plot. Everything hit for me even though it’s only 100 pages.

Recommend a book-to-screen adaptation:

Obviously Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. This actually has a fairly good adaptation too, I think helped in part by the fact that Rice wrote the adaptation as well (iirc). Of course most of the actors are too old for the parts BUT they did the characters justice. I read this book right before the movie came out and absolutely loved it. It’s definitely one of the vampire books you should check out if you want to read vampires. Also, I’m super excited there’s going to be a Vampire Chronicles tv show soon (hopefully)!

Recommend a book out of your comfort zone:

The Scar by China Miéville! I…don’t really mesh will with New Weird all of the time. Literary stuff is not often for me. And yet. I loved this book. It’s soooo weird and it made me think about some things. Even though it started off really slow the story became super engaging. Also, did I mention how weird this is?

Recommend a book series:

One of my favorite recent series is Swords and Fire by Melissa Caruso. I LOVE this series so much. The world is interesting, the characters are fun, there’s some romance in it…and LOT’S of political intrigue. Also really cool magic! And the story is SO engaging! Love these books.

Recommend a standalone:

One of my favorite standalone fantasy books is The Princess Bride by William Goldman. I. Love. This. Book. It’s sooo much more than the movie, even though the movie is also fantastic. 🙂  Love, adventure, lots of laughs–this book has it all!

Recommend a book you don’t talk about enough:

There is one book (series really) that I love and would LOVE to recommend more – The Gates of Ivory by Doris Egan. This is a science fantasy book which combines both elements so well. This takes place in a futuristic society where there are spaceships and such that travel between worlds. Ivory is a planet that is special because it also has magic. These books light and fun and have a good humor about them.

Recommend your ‘staple’ book:

Not really sure what’s meant by a staple. I guess of the genre? It’s funny because a lot of the ‘staples’ of the genre are not my favorite books or I haven’t even read them! I’ll instead recommend one that I think should BE a staple – The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin. This book is so well written and I fell in love with the structure and the story. It was such a breath of fresh air in the field of epic fantasy.

Recommend the book(s) that got you into reading:

So many! Narnia by C.S. Lewis was an early favorite but I also LOVED The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. Even today these books are fun to read as an adult as I pick up on things that I missed when I was younger. They’re so funny but also have some points to make.

Recommend 3+ bloggers who recommend great books:

Everyone I follow is pretty awesome. Recommending Zezee with Books, Sophril Reads, Realms of my Mind, and Lynn’s Books!


As per usual, not tagging anyone but if you want to do this one feel free to fill it out!

23 thoughts on “The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag

  1. evelynreads1 says:

    Glad you liked doing this one!
    Adding quite some books to my TBR right now ahah!


  2. Tammy says:

    I love seeing The Scar and Interview with the Vampire on here, two of my favorite books! And The Princess Bride, I need to dig up my copy and do a reread😁

    • waytoofantasy says:

      It’s a really interesting book and of course it’s pretty close to the movie since William Goldman wrote the screenplay (and was a screenplay writer for a lot of things!) but the frame story is a little different and I think it’s really interesting to read as a book rather than just enjoy the movie. Both are super quotable though. 🙂 Hope you get to check it out some day.

  3. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

    I love The Goblin Emperor and The Fifth Season so much! I love the film adaptation of The Princess Bride but I’ve never actually read the book – that’s something I need to change one of these days. 🙂

    • waytoofantasy says:

      My love for The Goblin Emperor knows no bounds. 😀 The Princess Bride is definitely worth checking out if you loved the movie. There are some more details around some of the characters and the frame story is a bit different but it’s just as enjoyable as the movie. 🙂

  4. Zezee says:

    Aww, thanks for recommending my blog 🙂 (I’ll take that as being tagged 😀 )
    Yo! Goblin Emperor bout to be one of my fav books of the year, I think. I love the character development in Maia. I’m just so excited to see how it ends. I def need to reread it.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Oh my gosh I am SO happy to hear that because it’s one of my favorites. I picked up on a lot more during the reread because the first (three) times I read it I was like MAIA I LOVE YOU DON’T BE SAD the whole time hahahahaha.

  5. @lynnsbooks says:

    Thanks for the shout out lovely. Will be finishing Goblin Emperor this week and it was a lovely read. Also read Silver in the Wood and was surprised how much I enjoyed it – purely because I don’t usually get along with novellas. So thank you for both those recommendations. Keep up the good work superbook girl.
    Lynn 😀

    • waytoofantasy says:

      So glad you loved both of them, they're both books that have a really great emotional story. I'm particularly impressed with how Silver in the Wood managed to hook me with it since it's only 100 pages! Have a great week, Lynn!

  6. theorangutanlibrarian says:

    That cover for silver in the wood is gorgeous!! I’ve never watched the adaptation of interview with a vampire (even though I read the book for that reason) so I need to get on that! And princess bride and fifth element have been on my tbr for ages!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I loved Silver in the Wood so much. It’s a lovely read.
      Interview was one of my favorite movies for years! I could quote it I watched it so much lol. Hope you get a chance to check it out one day.

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