Book Recommendations Based on Other Books

Book Recommendations based on other books

Book Recommendations Based on Other Books

What do I mean by this title? Well, if you loved this book you’ll love this book too, is what I’m trying to say.
For example, if you love The Hunger Games you would probably love Lord of the Flies – they’re practically the same book.
I wanted to do a post some book recommendations that are about books which have, or have been very big in the past, and what books I recommend you should read if you enjoyed them.
Roll on the book recommendations!

Loved: Girlboss by Sophie Amoruso

Read: The Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon

If you enjoyed Girlboss you should definitely pick up The Multi-Hyphen Method. Not only is it less problematic than #Girlboss, google it to find out what I mean, The Multi-Hyphen Method is also written entirely from Emma’s personal experience as a multi-hyphenate. She shares details of her experiences and also how to start your own multi-hyphen journey as well. Whereas #Girlboss focuses more on other women’s successes without much linking to how-to do it yourself.

Loved: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Read: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

If you’re interested in historical fiction set during the time of Jim Crow, then these two books are phenomenal. I highly recommend you read The Secret Life of Bees though, it is a heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure. The writing is pure poetry and so lyrical that you’ll want to re-read it the moment you put it down.

Loved: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Read: Women by Chloe Caldwell

Focusing on the relationship between two women, these books are both exceptionally written and hard-hitting. Women is a lot more lyrical than Conversations with Friends but both are so powerful and great reads with LGBT plot lines that I highly recommend both of them!

Loved: One Day by David Nicholls

Read: In Paris With You by Clementine Beauvais

A slightly odd choice as In Paris With You is written in verse, but it has the same subtle quality of falling in love with your best friend as One Day does. It also has a similar vibe since the latter is set in Paris and Paris is where Emma and Dexter admit that they have feelings each another for the first time.

Loved: Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Read: Athena’s Champion by David Hair & Cath Mayo

If greek mythology is your thing, and it definitely is for me, then I highly recommend you have a read of Athena’s Champion by David Hair & Cath Mayo. I worked on the marketing campaign for this when I was at Canelo, but I honestly adored it. Almost as much as I loved Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, which is an award-winning LGBT+ look at the life of Achilles.

Loved: Expectation by Anna Hope

Read: Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

I was constantly seeing Expectation by Anna Hope in magazines and articles during 2019 and I finally got around to reading it at the latter end of the year. It was good and I can see what people loved about it so much. But, I would highly recommend that those readers get themselves a copy of Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth. Just recently released, this book is fantastic. I was laughing out loud on trains, finding myself in nearly every chapter and I thought it looked at life in your 30s a bit better than Expectation managed too.

Loved: Hot Mess by Lucy Vine

Read: Living the Dream by Lauren Berry

Lucy Vine destroyed the charts a few years ago with Hot Mess, a book I had mixed feelings about at first but ultimately discovered a love. Around the same time though I was devouring another book called Living the Dream which follows two girls in their mid-twenties who are trying to find themselves in the city after disappointments and career lows. It was severely underrated.

Loved: Girl Up by Laura Bates

Read: Girls Will be Girls by Emer O’Toole

And lastly, as a prominent feminist with lots of opinions and a desire to constantly learn more, it’s time to discuss feminist non-fiction. Laura Bates is a focal point of the current feminist movement. I’ve heard her talk about three times and she is incredibly eloquent and very inspiring. But, as much as I loved Girl Up, her feminist book featuring brilliant insight and dancing vaginas I actually think Girls Will be Girls by Emer O’Toole was better. I don’t mean to sassy, I just genuinely found I learned more from Girls will be Girls than Girl Up. 

Love Ellie x

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