OWLS Book Recommendations

If you follow me on Twitter, chances are you might have spotted my poll I ran in regards to what kind of content folk would like to see here. Thank you to everyone who voted, I appreciate your feedback.

What surprised me was the amount of interest in book recommendations. I am not complaining, I adore giving out recommendations. So be prepared to see more articles like this in the future.

I wanted to do something a little special for my first book recommendation ramble. Therefore, this one is dedicated to fellow OWLS bloggers with personal recommendations.

These guys are awesome, please go check their content out after reading this!

So, let’s start with Jack from Animated Observations.

Being a fan of mysteries and thrillers, I think you might enjoy one of my favourite ones, Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey. 

Maud is losing her memories thanks to dementia, but this isn’t her only loss. Her best friend Elizabeth disappeared. This is the second time someone Maud loves disappeared without a trace, but she is determined to find her this time. It is a thrilling and haunting read.

This one might be a bit different from your regular reading, but I think you will get a kick out of it, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. 

It is about the Theranos scandal, which had a surprising amount of depth and connections to powerful and rich political figures. It is a fascinating story of fraud, scams and malice. 

Next up, Scot from Mechanical Anime Reviews.

As a fellow Scifi fan, I think you might enjoy Gateway by Frederik Pohl.

In this space opera, Prospector Robinette Broadhead has reaped riches and recognition from three missions. However, the price was steep. The cost is fully revealing itself and he must face it head-on.

Also, this isn’t exactly like the books you mentioned, but I am recommending this one to all Scifi readers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. It is the best ‘found family’ in space book ever. Not that I’m bias or anything.

Last but by no means least, Lita from Lita Kino Anime Corner.

The first book that came to mind for you was Goddess of the Night by Lynne Ewing. As a fan of Sailor Moon, I thought you might get a kick out of a story that followed the daughters of the moon. It’s a YA paranormal fantasy so it should make for some fun light reading. 

As for romance, I think you will like The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. It is a historical fantasy romance, so right up your alley. 

The story follows Antonina Beaulieu, a woman making her debut to high society while trying to control her telekinetic powers. She finds a man, Hector Auvray who also has this power. Needless to say, there is more to the pair than I’m going to tell you, why spoil it?


I hope you three enjoy these books! Please let me know how you get on with them. Also, if anyone else would like recommendations, please let me know!

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  1. Normally I’ve never heard of most of the books book bloggers recommend, but I did pick up a copy of Elizabeth is Missing at one point. I distinctly remember not having much patience for it because it moved quite slowly, but since it was pre-COVID, I didn’t have much patience for a lot of novels at that point…(The only book I’m focussing on reading – which is non-fiction – is boring as sin because I misunderstood what it was about, but since I got it for free – it was almost thrown out at the charity store – I have to force myself to read it so that I won’t let it go to waste. Maybe because of circumstances like that, I can give novels a better chance now…?)

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