So I recently finished the Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E.Lockhart so that booktalk will be coming to you soon. Today, however, I decided to recommend some books to you all based on books you may have already read. So I’ll be saying “if you liked. . . you’ll like . . .” Got it? Alright lets begin.
If you liked The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken then you’ll like The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy
Now, these two stories don’t have all that much in common apart from the dystopian and young protagonist elements. However, they deal with a lot of the same terrifying facts and have a lot in common character wise. I think if you read either of these two books, you will like the other one too.
2) If you liked Uglies by Scott Westerfeld you’ll like Delirium by Lauren Oliver
These books share very similar aspects, namely the fact that they both take place in a time where freedom is being taken away from them. In Uglies they have to live with a certain face due to their job and status. In Delirium the ability to love is stripped of them at the age of 17. They are similar in nature and their protagonists feelings.
3) If you like Stephanie Perkins you’ll like Rainbow Rowell
Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell are authors, not books, but I think if you enjoy one of their works you can’t not enjoy the others. They are fairly alike in content and style and I personally do love both, as will you all.
4) If you like The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky you’ll like Thrirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why deals with a very strong suicidal theme whereas TPOBAW doesn’t. However, the lead characters are very similar and both books were just as easy to get into. Ultimately the greatest theme in the both of them is having someone to turn too.
5) If you like The Book Theif by Marcus Zusak you’ll like The Storyteller by Jodi Piccoult
Each of these incredible novels takes place (or at least partly takes place) during WWII in Nazi occupied lands. One centres around concentration camps and the other on German’s attempting to lead ordinary lives, but both are powerful and wonderful and I think everyone should read both.
6) If you like Divergent by Veronica Roth you’ll like The Giver by Lois Lowry
Divergent and the Giver are very similar in that it takes place in a dystopian world where choices are taken away. Each are thrilling and have really interesting
7) If you like Paper Towns by John Green you’ll like The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E.Lockhart
These two stories are quite different in content but both contain philosophical undertones that will make you take a step back and think about the representation of different people in society. Paper Towns has a little more mystery and romance in it but you would still very much like TDHoFL. They are both incredible books and if you like one you will like the other.
Alright that is all for my book recommendations, I apologies for not having posted in ages but hopefully I’ll get more time too in the near future.
Signing off, Charlie