Bookstagram recommends


Not too long ago I used the questions feature on Instagram to ask people for their favourite books. I received a ton of books over pretty much all the genres so I’m here today to pass on the recommendations… I apologise to your TBR’s in advance!

(I’ve used the Goodreads categories to put these into genres)

Historical Fiction


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

(also our fellow blogger friend at Lindsey Reads and Reviews)

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah,

Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid



The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson (publishing 2019)


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (also YA)


Shadow Falls by C. C. Hunter (series) (also YA)


The Dark Tower by Stephen King (series)

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

Conan Stories by Robert E. Howard


Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Merlin Saga by T. A. Barron (series) (also YA)


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (also YA)


Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce (also YA),

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (series)



The Simple Wild by K. A. Tucker


After by Anna Todd


The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

Mystery / Thriller


Big Little Lies by Loraine Moriarty

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (also YA)


Mercy by Jussi Adler Olsen

Scared to Death by Rachel Amphlett

Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer

Buried Secrets by Lisa Cutts


Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Unsub by Meg Gardiner

Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea

The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker


The Millenium Series by Stieg Larsson


The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner

General Fiction:


Beartown by Fredrick Backman

(also our fellow blogger friend at Pace, Amore, Libri):

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

@rubypea (my cousin!):

The Help by Kathryn Stockett


The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris

A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mak Haddon

@readingbetweenthe_wines, @the_bookish_bee_, @rubypea:

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Science Fiction


Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

Hyperion by Dan Simmons


Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer


Dune by Frank Herbert

Wool by Hugh Howey

@the_bookish_bee_, @amaturebookhour:

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton



Sour Candy by Kealan Patrick Burke


Bird Box by Josh Malerman


The Rats by James Herbert

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill


American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (also general fiction)

Magic Realism



The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman



A Million Little Pieces by James Frey


Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan


Educated by Tara Westover



To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


The Colour Purple by Alice Walker


East of Eden by John Steinbeck

And one for luck… my good friend James said ‘The Bible lol’

I hope you’ve found some new book to add to your list! I know I’ve definitely added a couple historical fiction and sci-fi’s!

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