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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 2

Day 2 – Favourite book to recommend

There are so many books I love telling and encouraging others to read, it’s so hard to just choose one.

But if I had to choose one (stand alone, not part of a series) it would have to be To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo.

I originally read this book while on holiday in Berlin. It was another of my impulse buys because the cover was pretty and I was pleased because I didn’t want to get stuck into a series.

Honestly, I love telling people about this book because it was just rather unexpected. It has one of the best openings lined that I’ve ever come across in a book. It’s got some serious Little Mermaid vibes but in a much, much darker setting. And really I just love Sirens. They are among my favourite mythical creatures, every story always ends in so much death and violence. They very much show how it is to ensure the hearts of men. And then rip those hearts out of their chests.

Some honourable mentions would be;

  • The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
  • The Book Theif by Markus Zusak
  • Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
  • The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
  • Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake

Until tomorrow.


"We live and breathe words." I'm Louise and this is my place for all things bookish. Here is a place for reviews and recommendations and discussion. Send me any book recommendations for reviews.

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