Last time I did one of these, I said that I almost never take book recommendations. But just for fun, let’s give them anyway!
Today’s topic: What books or genre or whatever do you find yourself recommending a lot? Do you tend to recommend things because a specific person will like it or because it’s so good you think everyone will like it?
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If someone asks for or mentions wanting to read about a particular topic I’ll make specific recommendations. Otherwise, they’re all sort of evangelical. (“I loved this and everyone needs to know about it!”)
Unsurprisingly, they’re mostly comic books. In fact, right this second I can’t think of any non-comics I recommend frequently.
My most recommended comics:
The Wicked and the Divine
Jem and the Holograms
Batgirl of Burnside
They’re all very different from each other, but on the other hand I can see similarities that might speak to what I’m looking for in books. Well-written female lead characters, diversity, focus on relationships and self-knowledge more than action, empowerment, fun. And pretty, pretty artwork.