The Stone Age: One of the First Books You Remember Reading
The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes by Anne Mazer
I remember checking this series out from my school library in like third grade, maybe?? Honestly I remember the covers mostly, because the special volumes sparkled, and what child doesn’t like shiny things??
Ancient Greece: Your Favorite Myth-Inspired Book (doesn’t have to be Greek mythology), or retelling
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
It’s clearly the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I reference it all the time and I would definitely love to find out I am a demi-god of any kind. This series really fostered my love of Greek mythology, and honestly, all mythology.
The Roman Empire: A Book Featuring an Impressive Empire or Kingdom
The Folk of the Air by Holly Black
ELFHAME!! Cardan & Jude’s Elfhame!! Ahh What a site that would be to behold, or like even read. Anyways, the magical ways of Elfhame have always enraptured me. Would love to visit.
The Middle Ages (or the Dark Ages): A Book That Is An Absolute Bummer
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
Maybe not an absolute bummer, but it was definitely a lot more depressing and serious than I ‘d been expecting. Not that I was expecting it to be anything like Heartstopper, but it is more than a little bleak.
The Renaissance: A Book That You’ve Learned A Lot From, or That Made You Think
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
I don’t know if it was productive thinking, but this book literally had my brain working in overdrive to try to assemble all the puzzle pieces before the end. My brain has never had that much trouble deciphering a book before, and I wasn’t even successful at figuring it out!
The Industrial Revolution: A Book Featuring A Invention or Concept That You Would Love to Have In Your Own Life
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
MAGIC!! I want to live in a world with a full-on, elaborate, intellect-based magic-system. None of that wands & brooms magic schtick. I just want be a mage and live in modern society, okay??
World War I & II: Your Favorite Historical Fiction Book About the World Wars (or if you don’t have one, your favorite historical fiction book in general)
A Killer in King’s Cove by Ion Whishaw
It’s actually set in the year after WW II, and it follows an ex-intelligence officer after she’s left London for the idyllic countryside of British Colombia. She’s looking for looking for somewhere peaceful to rest after the war, only to be pulled into a murder investigation as soon as she arrives in town.
Present Day: A Book Everybody Should Read In Present Day According to You
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
As a long-time fan of Elizabeth Acevedo, this book kicks you right in the feel and its dual POV will have your heart all twisted up. I absolutely cannot recommend Acevedo’s work enough. I especially love her works written in prose, like like this one (mini review).
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