Friday Fives | Books I Recommend

Posted May 21, 2021 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in friday favorites / 0 Comments

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to #FridayFives instead to have more room for topics. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

One of my favorite parts of reading, besides the actual reading, is to talk about books with others. But I can’t do that if the person hasn’t read the book. So, here are the top books I’d recommend. For anyone who has read them, drop a comment about your favorite part or why you liked it so much.

Just go ahead, drop everything you’re doing, find the nearest bookstore, and buy this book! You will not regret it. Code Name Verity is a wonderful book about friendship during a time of war, but it’s also such a mystery as well, and it’s just so beautiful and heartbreaking.

“It’s like being in love, discovering your best friend.”


Gosh! What can I say that the review at the bottom doesn’t cover. “Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space!” I mean what more do you need in life?!

“Maybe it’s that I find the idea comforting…that thousands of years after you’re gone…is when you really live. That your echo is louder than your voice is.”


The creativity to have the narrator be Death was truly what drew me in. I truly appreciated that death wasn’t cruel or mean, but that he was just tired. Tired of working for tyrants and dictators.

“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know?”


I forgot how well written and how much fun this book and series is! I’m definitely enjoying going back down memory lane with this series, plus I cannot wait to get my hands on the other Riordan has.

“It’s funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.”


To be perfectly honest, this book definitely raised my anxiety levels. It was heartbreaking and nerve-wracking to see what can happen if we don’t stop hurting the earth and mother nature. Definitely one that will stay with you and make you think!

“That in our self-importance, in our search for meaning, we have forgotten how to share the planet that gave us life.”


Happy Reading Darlings!

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