May I Suggest Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the May I Suggest Giveaway Hop, hosted by Stuck in Books.

It’s May, and may I suggest a book for you to read? That’s the theme of this hop, books that we would suggest to other people to read.

Suggesting books to the universe is a bit awkward, because I don’t know what kind of books the universe likes to read! But seriously, it is difficult to suggest (read that as shove) books to people without having a clue about what they know they like. But I’ll try, using some of the books that I’ve most forcefully suggested to people in the past.

Anyone who things they might like science fiction and hasn’t read Old Man’s War by John Scalzi needs to go out and get it. It is purely awesome. Anyone who thinks that epic fantasy is all either coming of age stories or blood and guts like Game of Thrones should try Imager by L.E. Modesitt Jr. Any mystery reader who hasn’t ventured to Three Pines should grab Still Life by Louise Penny and get themselves introduced to Chief Inspector Gamache. His four sayings of wisdom are ones we all need to remember to say, “I was wrong. I’m sorry, I don’t know. I need help.” We all have problems getting any and all of those phrases out of our mouths, especially when we need to the most.

Want to laugh until you cry, and with a bit of fantasy and commentary thrown in, pick up anything by Terry Pratchett (but start with either Mort or Guards, Guards). Like time travel but waiting for the next Outlander? Try The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn. Want to really sink your teeth into something meaty? American Gods by Neil Gaiman. The TV series may be fantastic, but the book is always better.

And that’s my final suggestion – NEVER judge a book by its movie.

I’ve listed some of my favorite suggestions, but now it’s your turn. What’s your favorite book to suggest? If you could shove one book at someone, what would it be?

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70 thoughts on “May I Suggest Giveaway Hop

  1. Thanks for the giveaway; I read Patricia Briggs books the most because I like paranormal and I like the characters. 🙂

  2. I just finished the 11th book in the Jane Yellowrock series–that’s a series I’d recommend to anyone who likes UF. The audio books are great, too.

  3. The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner. Jude Devereaux’s Brides of Nantucket trilogy and The Forgotten Room, Bertrize Williams, Lauren Wittig and others .Amazing read.
    Carol L

  4. I think for a long-time recommendation, when people haven’t read Harry Potter, I always tell them to!

  5. I always suggest Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen if the person is not a big reader, but I also suggest Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi since she is fairly a new author at least to me!!!

  6. I recommend “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, especially now that it’s on TV. Books are way better.

  7. Love this question! I always suggest anything by Jennifer L Armentrout or Sarah J Mass!

  8. My absolute favorite author is Lilith Saintcrow, so I recommend anything by her 😀

  9. People have just varied taste that I don’t recommend books to my friends but I do recommend authors. Cynthia Eden is one of my top recommendations since she writes may different genres.

  10. Right now, I really want people to give The Black Witch by Laurie Frost a chance.. It is HARD to read but it is incredibly realistic.

  11. I love suggesting Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey to people. It’s a multi-layered story that is full of action and great characters and a wonderful setting.

  12. I really recommend any book by suzanne johnson but now i add the others series by anne bishop or the southern ghost mystery series by angie fox so funny i’ve become addicted to those

  13. I’m always telling people they need to read Calamity Jayne by Kathy Bacus. I love it.

  14. I really liked the last book by Robinson Crusoe by E.J. Robinson. I would suggest that to Sci Fi readers

  15. I really love Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates and Wifey by Judy Blume.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  16. At the moment, I’m pushing The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. I loved it. It had sad moments but was also hopeful and the descriptions of the French countryside made me drool.

  17. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

  18. I just finished Asleep by Krystal Wade. Loved it; a psychological thriller and boy was it!
    I’d like to read The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel 🙂

  19. I definitely suggest that people read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
    by Lisa See. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  20. I like to suggest Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid. It’s a really good love story but also has ties to facing deep emotional problems within families. It’s super good!

  21. Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones, if the reader loves paranormal romance/Urban fantasy. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan if they love contemporary romance. And The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons, if they are looking for an epic historical romance.

  22. Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files. Also a YA one by Eric Lindstrom Not If I See First. Loved that one.

  23. There isn’t really any one book that I always recommend, but I know some readers struggle to get into classics, so in that case I often suggest something like A Room With A View which isn’t intimidatingly long like some classics are, the language is quite straight forward, and it’s just a really great romance.

  24. I have a hard time choosing one but I like to recommend books by Jill Shalvis, usually whichever book is her newest, when I recommend to people looking for a good light-hearted romance.

  25. I think people should check out Juliet Marilliers’s Daughter of the Forest or Susan Ee’s AngelFall :):)

  26. The book I most like to recommend is The Dragon Dreamer by J.S. Burke. It’s a lovely fantasy/reality for readers 9 to infinity.

  27. I always recommend the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, it’s really fun with great villains and plot twists!!

  28. Oh I have to say…one I do alot is The Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer! Its such a fun romantic read for the beach! Loved it!

  29. This is tough question for me! 🙂
    I often recommend works by one of my favorite authors, Augusten Burroughs. I absolutely love his writing style.

  30. I like and fully recommend 1984 by George Orwell because it is the back to the basics.

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