Book Recommendations

Need a book to get you through the day? 

Well look no further! Booknut is more than happy to recommend you one. 

Simply tell her any of the following:

Your preferred genre
Your preferred 'toppings' (e.g. battles, mysterious deaths, love triangles, dwarves with moustaches, etc.)
An example of a book you liked

She will then use this information to make her recommendation especially tailored to you!!

Post your requests in the comments area below. Happy reading! :)


  1. my preferred genre is fantasy but with like a subplot of romance...
    for example: infernal devices, hunger games.

    1. Hi! Here are some recommendations for a fantasy novel with the romance being the subplot:

      - A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
      - Poison Study by Maria V Snyder
      - The Girl in the Steel Corset

      Let me know if you need anymore!!!

      Love Booknut

  2. my preferred genres are sci-fi, romance, fantasy, adventures... I like vampire, werewolves, fairies, shadow hunters, battles, mystery death, love triangles, witches, angels, survival, magic.. books i like are the immortal instruments, theinfernal devices, hunger games, pendragon, night world series, septimus heap, Inkheart trilogy :)

    1. give me alot to work with!!! (I love Septimus Heap too!!)

      Try any of these:
      - Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins
      - Born at Midnight series by C C Hunter
      - Angelfall by Susan Ee
      - Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy
      - After Obsession by Carrie Jones
      - Die for Me by Amy Plum
      - **(angel orientated) Angel by LA Weatherly ( i loved this one!! It has everything!!)
      - Grave Mercy by RL LaFevers

      Hope these are ok!
      Booknut :D

  3. Hey. I like fantasy, basically. I hate love triangles and I've read Girl in a Steel Corset, Hush Hush, Infernal Devices, Maximum Ride, and The Chemical Garden.

    1. Here are some recommendations:

      - Not sure if you've read it but the Girl in the Clockwork Collar is really good (Girl in the Steel Corset #2)
      - Poison Study by Mari V Snyder
      - Grace Mercy by RL LaFevers (has no love triangles!)
      - Divergent by Veronica Roth
      - River of Time Series by Lisa Tawn Bergren
      - Cinder by Marissa Meyer (though it tends to be a little more like Max Ride as the theme is more dystopian than fantasy)
      - Graceling by Kristin Cashore (or even the prequel Fire)
      - Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
      - Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

      If you need any more or would like an clarifications on the books listed above, don't hesitate to ask!


  4. Hi,

    I'm looking for a book to read with a bunch of high school girls, they are junior counselors and many of them are from the inner-city. I know they like romances, something with a basic reading level (for most of them English is their second language), and something that isn't too predictable and will keep their attention. I'm thinking of a mix between the Hunger Games and Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants if such a book exists. Thank you!!!

    1. Hi there!!

      For books like Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Sarah Dessen's books are full of down-to-earth teenage girl interactions, romance and heart-touching lessons which are a good read for any girl. I thoroughly enjoyed her books myself!

      - Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
      - The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
      - This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

      Another good choice that is a bit of a mix and is dystopian so it matches the Hunger Games, is:
      - The Uglies series by Scott Westerfield.
      It is an excellent series, not too complex. Or even:
      - Cool Beans series by Erynn Mangum
      - MissMatch series by Erynn Mangum
      are great novels which I think would be the perfect fit for a group of high school girls. They are funny, have romance in them and are easy to get through. I have many friends who aren't big readers but enjoyed readings these!

      Hope these helped!

  5. I like fantasy/romance mixed together. Some of my favourites were fallen series by Lauren Kate bad the winter trilogy by Ruth Warburton I would also ask for no vampires

    Thanks so much

    1. Rachel,

      Here are some recommendations:
      - Poison by Bridget Zinn
      - The Tiger Saga by Colleen Houck
      - The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas
      - Splintered by A G Howard
      - Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
      - Healer series by Maria V Snyder
      - Glass series by Maria V Snyder
      - Study series by Maria V Snyder
      - Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

      Hope these help :)


  6. Hi there!

    So I need a really good book. Like, fantastic. I'm in a funk:) I don't really have a specific genre, just any great YA. I don't usually enjoy love triangles. I like it when the main character has one specific person in mind. I like action if it's done well and characters that don't fit with the stereotypes. I don't mind vampires or werewolves. I absolutely adore The Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor. Also, The Grisha books by Leigh Bardugo. I didn't like the House of Night series and I'm not a huge fan of The Fallen series.

    1. Casey,

      If you're looking for a great book, YA, w/ characters that don't fir with stereotypes, I would highly recommend:

      - The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine.
      - Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas
      - Any books written by Maria V Snyder (e.g. her Poison Study series)
      - The Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross
      - The River of Time series by Lisa T Bergren

      If you need anymore, let me know and I'll do my best to help :)

      Best wishes,

  7. Hi Booknut, I'm such a great fan of yours :)))

    Anyway, I'm looking for a book with the kind of Will and Tessa love story, I don't really like love triangles but I don't mind either. I hope you get it when I say Will-and-Tessa-kind-of-love-story where they other doesn't know the feelings of the other. Or maybe Maxon and America kind of love story too. Gah! I can't explain it. Any genre would do btw :))) Thanks! :D

    1. Hi!! :D

      I love Will & Tessa, too! Although I can't think of an exact 'Will + Tessa love story', I've come up with a few amazing books which include similar pairings/romance that I've enjoyed:

      - Mortal Enchantment (Mortal Enchantment #1)
      by Stacey O'Neale
      - Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
      - Reborn (Shadow Falls: After Dark #1)
      by C.C. Hunter
      - Salt (Salt #1) by Danielle Ellison
      - Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
      - Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
      - The Tiger Saga by Colleen Houck

      If you need any further recommendations, feel free to let me know!


  8. Hello booknut! :)

    I'm a book blogger too, and I've been itching for something new to read.

    Right now, I'm about willing to read anything, but anything between deep realistic fiction and fantasy sounds good fight now. I adored Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, but am currently reading The Memory of Light. I really like plot twists/different viewings of the world. Thanks!

    1. Hi there!

      Here are a list of books I think you'll love - especially if you're a Sarah J Maas fan :)

      - Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard
      - Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1) by Morgan Rhodes
      - Seraphina (Seraphina, #1) Rachel Hartman
      - Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1) by Colleen Houck
      - Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by Robin LaFevers
      - Crown Duel (Crown & Court #1-2) Sherwood Smith

      I hope you enjoy these!
      ~ Booknut101

  9. Hi!

    I'm a really big fan and in need of a book(s) to read. I adored the altered series by Jennifer Rush and the Lux and The Dark Elements series - anything by Jennifer L. Armentrout really. Or a book the takes place in a highschool but funny like The DUFF by Kody Keplinger works. Thanks!

    1. Hi there! *hugs* It's so nice to meet you!

      I adore anything by JLA too - and I have some books I think you'll really enjoy. If you've read any of these/would like further suggestions just let me know:

      Reccommendations for if you like JLA's books:
      - Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
      - Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
      - The Archers of Avalon series by Chelsea Fine
      - Denazen series by Jus Accardo
      - The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
      - Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins
      - Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer
      - Fire Spirits series by Samantha Young
      - Significance series by Shelly Crane
      - The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

      Reccommendations for if you liked The DUFF:
      - Any books written by Katie McGarry
      - Any books written by Simone Elkeles
      - Any books written by Miranda Kenneally

      I hope you enjoy these! <3

  10. Hey!
    I really like your reviews.
    I am a big fan of Online Quartet by Emma Raveling,Relentless series by Karen Lynch and also the faefever series...can you suggest me some books like these so that I can have a new favourite..thanx

    1. Love those books! Here are some recs to start with:

      - The Alexa Montgomery Saga by H.D. Gordon (really enjoyed this one - is similar to the Ondine Quartet)
      - Fire Spirits series by Samantha Young
      - The Archers of Avalon series by Chelsea Fine

      Enjoy :D

  11. I have this problem with reading a series. It starts out fine and seems like a good idea, but then I get anxious and uncomfortable in the world that's been built or I just get bored. I fall in love with stories more often then characters (I won't read the next book just to have more hot book boys in my life). I have yet to find a satisfying retelling that doesn't get too complicated and historical fiction that doesn't have at least one scene where the ball gown hugs the perfect curves of the heroine. I like YA fantasy and I'm not very flexible on that point. I don't like obvious love triangles but don't mind ones where lines are blurred and it becomes more of a love octagon. Love and romance in general is one of the reasons why I pick up a book, but I always seem to regret that decision to buy in to the clichés. Star-crossed lovers can be great, or not so great. I'm still trying to figure out when the agony and angst of it all gets to be too much. I've had my fill of dystopian war infested factions and sections for my teenage life. No wars at all for me, at least not literal. No battlefields or earth shattering forces or blood and gore. No paranormal wars between species. No angels and demons. I want something new.
    These are the books/series' I couldn't bring myself finish:
    -hush hush
    -the lunar chronicles
    -the mortal instruments
    -the vampire academy
    -the selection
    -divergent (like the first book, not the rest)
    -a court of thorns and roses
    -the mortal instruments
    -the Arcadia Chronicles
    -The iron fey
    -A beautiful dark
    -the Angel Experiment
    -daughter of smoke and bone
    -the summoning
    -hex hall
    -the infernal devices
    -beautiful creatures

    The hunger games was okay, but I wouldn't pick it up now. I've grown out of it.
    I'm reading the Raven boys and so far it seems promising if only for the slow burning mystery.
    I absolutely adored The Night Circus by Eric Morgenstern right from the book jacket. There was star-crossed romance, but somehow it wasn't cheesy. Everything was so vivid and beautiful.
    I hope that all helps. I'm desperate for a good book!

    1. If you loved The Night Circus then I have a feeling that maybe the issue here is that your reading style is more suited to standalones. Series are great and all but sometimes indulging in a standalone or two can be really fun and don't leave you feeling frustrated or unable to finish a tale. I love standalones myself - they're easy to commit to, filled to the brim with adventure, romance, etc., and leave you feeling content (because you don't have to wait days/months/years. Because it's the one book authors condense the plot and it's normally vivid, fun to read, and has a great pace.

      Here are some recommendations:
      - Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer (not a true standalone, but it can be treated as one - you don't need to read the second book to complete the story as the ending Book #1 is pretty complete/HEA)
      - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
      - Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

      And if you're looking for a series to give a try, I highly recommend the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. So many people (including myself) adore this series and it's so easy to get into and love <3

      Also I have a list of easy-to-get-into books here: . I highly recommend trying out an anthology or two which are great if you don't feel like committing to a book/series.

  12. Hi.
    how are you?
    My name is Ayman and my favorite genre is fantasy.
    I want to read more books like-
    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
    My Fair Godmother
    Harry Potter
    Hunger Games
    Half Blood

    1. Aimi,

      If you love the fantasy genre, I'd highly recommend the following reads:
      - The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
      - The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
      - The Tiger Saga by Colleen Houck
      - Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa
      - Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
      - The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare (or any of her other series)
      - Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs

      I hope you find some new favourites in the list above! :)

      ~ BN101

    2. Thank you so much!<3
      I'm currently reading Miss peregrine's home for peculiar childrem.So far so good! xD

    3. I love your suggestions!<3
      What are your all time favorite books?
      I want to read a really good book. Any genre is fine as long it is interesting and will keep me hooked till the end. Also, I'd like to know a few good standalones to read too!
      Thanking you. :-)

    4. My all time favourite book is Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith and it's a standalone read. Another fave is a more obscure read called The Girl of the Limberlost (it has a very Anne of Green Gables-esque vibe to it).

  13. Hi I love your reviews I think you are amazing at writing them
    I am currently into the whole romance with action or fantasy or dystopia but I hate love triangles - preferably a series
    Series I have read (something similar to these)
    • vampire academy
    • divergent
    • hush hush
    • the selection
    • lux
    • throne of glass ( only first two books) ( do the rest of the books have much romance?)
    • the remnant chronicles
    • legend
    • mortal instruments
    • the sweet trilogy
    • a court of thorns and roses
    • the winner's trilogy
    • covenant
    • the premonition
    • significance
    • mad world
    • relentless
    • night huntress

    Standalones I read in series not sure if I should continue because not sure if there's much romance/love triangles ( which I don't like):
    •.the throne of glass
    • a court of thorns and roses
    • daughter of smoke and bone
    • an ember in the ashes
    • the wrath and the dawn
    • shatter me

    Thank you

    1. Shreya,

      Thank you so much! Here are some suggestions that are similar to your first list:
      - The His Fair Assassin series
      - The Grisha series
      - The Seraphina series
      - Healer series by Maria V. Snyder
      - Study series by Maria V. Snyder
      - Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken (is not a series but is such a good standalone read)
      - Crewel World series
      - Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross
      - The Archers of Avalon series

      As for the ones you have started...
      • the throne of glass: there is quite a bit of romance interwoven throughout the series so far but it's not overpowering. The series still has great base concepts and plot to keep you intrigued.
      • a court of thorns and roses: there is a 'love triangle' but (no spoilers) it doesn't seem to be too concerning at the moment.
      • daughter of smoke and bone: really well written - the series is definitely worth a read
      • an ember in the ashes: similar vibe for me to Daughter of Smoke and Bone
      • the wrath and the dawn: I did not enjoy this one as much as some of the others I've listed, but still very well written
      • shatter me: adore this series!! There is a love triangle but I did like how it was resolved. Not everyone I know enjoyed the final book but personally I adore Tahereh Mafi's writing <3


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