Recommended Reads

Get to Know Us Through Books

Hey all! Welcome, welcome, welcome, to our Recommended Reads page! Let’s tell you what it’s all about. Every few months we plan to upload new recommendations in connection to a theme we (or if someone in the comments) choose. Since we’re still newbies to the blogosphere, our theme is going to be Get to Know Us! Below are a few books that we feel will let you guys get acquainted with our reading tastes. All covers link to Goodreads. Hope you enjoy!!

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia


Made You Up is the story of a schizophrenic girl that knows that sometimes things are all in her head. This makes her a very unreliable narrator because you have no clue what is or isn’t real. What’s not to love?             Malka

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom


This is the story of a girl who’s blind and has to teach people not to treat her as less than because of it. Reading this really changed my mindset on assuming what people can or cannot do just by looking at them. It also inspired me to start learning the Braille alphabet.              –Malka

Soppy by Philippa Rice


A short, cute little collection of illustrated moments from the author’s life with her boyfriend, Soppy is one of my favorite graphic novels. I love how it shows you all the care and love the two have for one another through pictures alone.           –Malka

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen


The tragic tale of a runner that loses her leg after a car accident, The Running Dream follows the aftermath of the event and the way everyone responds to it. I’ve read it twice now in less than a day. Definitely worth the read.              –Malka

Bull by David Elliot


Retelling’s of classic myths and fairy-tales have always been my favorite so it’s no surprise that Bull is on this list. Bull is the story of Theseus and the Minotaur told in verse. It’s absolutely hilarious and really reminiscent of Percy Jackson. It’s also a bit strange…. That’s probably why I like it so much.               –Malka

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet


Good Omens is a satire of the classic end of the world tale. The anti-christ is born, but a small mix-up by a well-meaning witch results in a great story involving an angel, a demon, a hell-hound, and telephone lines. Funny and strangely human, this book will always be in my top ten list.               Chana

The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron


Who doesn’t like a story with a dashing young thief who outsmarts the authorities at every turn? Eli Monpress is a top of the line wizard and thief who uses his abilities to pull off heists hoping to raise his bounty to 1 million gold standards. This book is fun, thrilling, and filled with good well-developed characters.            Chana

Another Fine Myth by Robert Lynn Asprin


I’m a sucker for puns and fantasy and this book beautifully combines the two. Mythadventures tells the tale of a fledgling magician, a green demon (a.k.a dimension traveler), and their journeys throughout the worlds. Punny and action packed this is definitely the book for you if you enjoy a good comic fantasy read.      Chana

A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke

A Year in the Merde

The hilarious story of Paul West and his life in Paris after being relocated due to work. Paul struggles to grasp the ins and outs of Parisian life, and his sarcastic outlook on all that goes on gives a glimpse into the fine tastes of the French. I’m a big fan of this one because of how accurately it makes fun of the French (no offense Maman).      Chana

Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King


For the final recommendation, let’s leave you with something chilling, Nightmares and Dreamscapes is filled with classic short stories by renowned author Stephen King. My personal favorite is “Dolan’s Cadillac”, the story of a man on a quest for revenge after a mobster murders his wife. Seriously though, this book is brimming with awesome tales that range from mildly suspenseful to all out creepy.      Chana