“I recommend books based on your blog” is a bi-monthly series where I recommend a different blogger three books based on their blog content and blog design!
This week, I’m recommending books to Taryn from Taryn and Her Books. Taryn is a relatively new blogger – blogging since August 2018 – although she’s been on bookstagram and book Twitter way before then! She reads and blogs a lot about diverse literature, so I’ve tried to reflect that in my recommendations too. (I am trying to read more diversely as well, but I’ve been more conscious of my recommendations this time around.)
- Hope is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei
This novella takes place in Zimbabwe during the financial crash of 2008 – which is a topic I have never seen in literature before now. I really loved the characters in this book especially, and it fits into Taryn’s blog aesthetic! It was also published on my birthday last year, but of course that holds no sway on me…
- Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
It might be January, but that doesn’t mean we can’t read about summer time and having fun in the sun. (*cue HSM*) Ahem. Okay, so this doesn’t quite fit into Taryn’s blog aesthetic, BUT it’s a really cutesy, fun read and I think it’s the perfect antidote to the winter blues!
- The Power by Naomi Alderman
If you’ve been reading more feminist books for a while, I’ll bet that you’ve heard of The Power. This was such a fantastic read, and if she hasn’t read it already, I really hope that Taryn would enjoy it. It’s a fascinating story, and I really loved the magical realism thrown into the mix too.
I think I have three kinda different books here, but I think that they all tug on the same strings of society at the same time. I enjoyed all of them – and all for different reasons – and I think that they all serve different purposes for literature. I chose this time to go less off Taryn’s blog design and more on what she likes to read, so I hope I’ve given some good recs!
Do you agree with my recommendations? What would you recommend to Taryn?
PS – you can catch up with all of the other posts in this series by clicking here!
Until next time,