Themed Book Recommendations

Hey everyone! I’m going to be sharing some more book recommendations today. I’m really sorry for not posting for a while, I had a lot going on, and I can’t promise that I’ll go back to a regular posting schedule in the near future, but I’ll try to post at least once a week.

I was tagged by the lovely Amanda @ Bookish Brews. Amanda’s posts have so much effort put into them, please head over there and give her a follow!


  • 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

Something that stood out to me about Skyhunter was Talin’s relationships with fellow strikers Adena, Jarin and Ariman. In The Other Side of Perfect, Alina’s friendships go through so much but they are victorious in the end, which I found really heartwarming.

A translated book

I actually haven’t read this one, but it’s on my TBR. It’s a young adult contemporary romance about a girl who works at a hotel that’s hosting it’s annual New Years ball.

A diverse romance

This one’s easy. I almost always read diverse books. Here are a couple of my favorite diverse contemporary romances:


Representation: Asian (Korean, specifically) MCs, Asian author, BIPOC


Representation: Gay rep, BIPOC, anxiety rep


Representation: Lesbian rep, bisexual rep, Jewish rep, BIPOC


Representation: Indian MC, BIPOC, bisexual rep, lesbian rep

A fast-paced book

Aurora Rising is so good! Action-filled, fast paced, and it has so much humor. And the characters were the best.


A nonfiction other than a memoir

I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately, and I’m loving it! Here are my favorites:

An underrated memoir

Malala’s story is so inspiring. And she never stopped, even though she almost died. I read the young readers version and loved it.


A book with fewer than 10,000 ratings on Goodreads

These are all middle grade books that I was recommended in elementary school.

A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist

Riley from Symptoms of Being Human is gender-fluid, and George from George is a transgender girl. Both of these were beautifully written and I enjoyed them both.

A book by a trans or non-binary author

I haven’t read this book yet, but I really want to. The author, Aiden Thomas, is queer and goes by they/them pronouns.

A book with more than 500 pages

These are both about 550 pages and I’ve really enjoyed both of them. Children of Blood and Bone is a fantasy that takes place in Africa. And Renegades is a science fiction novel about superheroes.

A short story collection

So, the only thing I’ve read that could be classified as a “short story collection” is Stars Above by Marissa Meyer, which is a collection of novellas and short stories about the characters of the Lunar Chronicles series.

A book you want everyone to read

If you haven’t read this, go read it. I can’t express how this series made me feel. The character development, the world building, the gorgeous writing . . . I’m obsessed.

I tag;

Have you read any of these? Do you have any recommendations? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

36 thoughts on “Themed Book Recommendations”

  1. Thanks for all these recs! I was just fretting over the fact that I have nothing to read (even though my tbr is overflowing…that’s just how I am)…now I’m about to add some more to it! These books look GOOD!!

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  2. ooh ritz i loved this post so much! and no worries about not having regular posting, we all do experience busy periods, take it easy! skyhunter was incredible, and i’m so excited to read the other side of perfect, especially after you featured a review on it! and yes everyone should read ember ahh though the last book was just pure pain argh… great recommendations and thank you so much for the tag!! ❤

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  3. I just love your recommendation lists, Ritz! I just added a few to my TBR (which, I am sure, is taller than *me* now!), but I will have so much fun reading them! I like how you’ve formatted it, too :)) great post!

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