TBR RECOMMENDATIONS by May @foreverandeverly!


Hey readers! Today I have a beautiful list of tbr recommendations per each genre (fantasy, adventure, mystery, and dystopian) by May @ForeverandEverly! Check out her blog, it’s amazing, to be straightforward hehe.

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Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1)Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1)*

Rachel Caine: Dude. I love this book SO FREAKIN’ MUCH??? The characters are amazing and so is the plot and it’s like this DYSTOPIAN FANTASY WITH A HISTORICAL FEEL TO IT. And it also includes books. And libraries. Can this get any better??? (Yes, it can: so much #diversity.)

Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo: Who would I be without mentioning this amazing book. THIS IS AMAZING, OKAY??? The characters are amazing (again) and the plot is also amazing??? HEISTS, YO. I am in awe of Leigh’s skills of creating heists—I don’t know how she does it honestly.

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1)

VE Schwab: Okay, so in my opinion, ADSOM was the hardest for me to read??? The writing style was just sooo difficult for me to get through (probably because it’s adult)—BUT DUDE. A CONJURING OF LIGHT MORE THAN MAKES UP FOR IT. *cries*



Also some bonus ones because hello what is my favorite genre if it is not fantasy.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)

Percy Jackson series


Harry Potter series

JK Rowling: A bit obvious here??? (Also, sorry for the bad lighting on the pic—the filter didn’t work with the covers. *cries*)



The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1)

Marie Lu: This is a delightfully dark fantasy, though #2 got too dark for me GASP. This has your great anti-hero and fantasy powers/magic and dark voices and asdfghjkl BASICALLY GO READ THIS OKAY??? The characters rock and YOUR HEART WILL BE BROKEN.

*Just so you know, this is SUCH an underrated book??? It is SO. GOOD. And that’s also why I put it before all my favorite authors’ books. Because it needs #attention.



Legend (Legend, #1)Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)Slated (Slated, #1)

Legend (Legend #1)

Marie Lu: Obviously I have a lowkey obsession with Marie Lu??? BUT I LOVE HER OKAY. And the Legend trilogy is soooo amazing. It’s about a militarized America at war and THE CHARACTERS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL OMG PREPARE TO BE HEARTBROKEN AT THE END.

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1)

Neal Shusterman: I’m not sure if this counts as dystopian??? But I say it is. Like they found the secret to immortality and they need actual KILLERS to control population??? YES PLEASE AND THIS WAS AMAZING.



Slated (Slated #1)

Teri Terry: Great author name, right. Anyways, I really enjoyed Slated, but it’s not for everyone. Also, I urge you NOT to read the last two books. Because they sucked. But this one was good. So like… read only the first book and ignore the cliffhanger at the end??? You can do it. I believe in you.





The Westing GameWhenThese Shallow Graves

The Westing Game

Ellen Raskin: I don’t often read mysteries, and this was AMAZING! I even took notes and tried to solve it myself, because it was THAT IMMERSIVE. (Spoiler: I failed. Like I expected to.) And if you don’t trust me, you can trust the Newberry medal it won.



Victoria Laurie: This is yet again one of those “hate-or-love” books (imo), but I really loved this! It’s basically a murder mystery. And the girl on the cover looks like Emma Watson. ALSO ANOTHER BONUS: the romance is VERY lowkey which you rarely see in YA! (PS I also reread this so you should know how much I liked this.)

These Shallow Graves

Jennifer Donnelly: I muchly enjoyed this. Like it was historical fiction, but it was a murder mystery! AND THE SASS WAS GREAT. And the way the romance ended was SUPER nice because it’s something we don’t rarely see in YA. Of course, I had a few dislikes, but it was overall a great story.

(PS I don’t read many mysteries so I’m not the best with recs for this genre #oops.)




Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)

Marissa Meyer: So maybe this goes into sci-fi/retelling more than it does adventure??? But hey they travel all over the place and get into awesome fights so I’m calling it adventure. Please note that all the characters are amazing and the plot is amazing and basically everything is amazing???

Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)

Kristin Cahsore: This is yet again a hate-or-love book. I loved it??? But you may not. Honestly, though, I enjoyed this so much! It’s quite fantasyish but I’m desperate and marking this as adventure—because they DO go through many harrowing obstacles to survive??? ALSO PO. POOOOOOO. MY POOR POOOOOOOO.


The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1)

James Dashner: FYI I HAVE NOT READ THIS AND I’M NOT SURE I WILL??? BUT I KNOW THAT IT IS ADVENTURE. And some of my friends (who have similar reading tastes) read and liked this so that’s why it’s on this list. I’M DESPERATE OKAY.

What books are on your tbr? Do you plan on reading/have you read any of these?

67 thoughts on “TBR RECOMMENDATIONS by May @foreverandeverly!

  1. Ayy, thanks so much for doing this with moi! Your post is now up, and I’ll definitely check out your recs! 🙂 (BTW, I did a format less than a guest post and more of a collab — with an intro and conclusion at the end. Just wanted to let you know so if you wanted to, you could do it too. 😉 )

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  2. I’ve been wanting to read something by Marie Lu forever! And Graceling. I’ve heard so many good things. Also I’m a sucker for a good mystery so I’ll be sticking some of those on my TBR 😃

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    – I also read the Westing Game (for school) AND IT WAS GOOD. BUT I READ AHEAD OF THE GROUP AND SPOILED IT FOR EVERYONE ELSE >:)
    – And OF COURSE for Harry Potter. I LOVE IT *hyperventilates*
    – I want to read Scythe…. I read Unwind and it was superbly creepy and I WANT TO READ SCYTHE NOW.

    Great post!

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  4. Cool I think you both had Legend on the list, unless I’m mistaking that lol I hope not! I’ve read Harry Potter & The sorcerers Stone a very long time ago back in school lol I don’t even remember it but I kind of remember the movie.
    The mystery section looks most interesting to me especially The Westing Game and These Shallow Graves✨ thanks for sharing them

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  5. Such a great post! Obviously I need to read more of Marie Lu’s books – the second one in The Young Elites series and Legend 😀 And yay for The Lunar Chronicles, this series is incredible ❤

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  6. I agree about ADSOM series!! Slated was surprisingly good too. Ooh I really want to read These Shallow Graves and Scythe! And I still haven’t read Six of Crows- I’m a little scared of the hype to be honest, but since that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, I better just knuckle down and read it!

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  7. All of these recommendations sound amazing! I have already read HP and the PJO series and The Maze Runner series and I really enjoyed reading all of them! I’m definitely going to check out all of these books!
    Also,Sarah your blog is gorgeous!! I love it! ❤

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  8. @may
    thank thank thank you for reminding me of slated
    i was just thinking about that book i loved but i couldnt remember the name of it today
    and omg u saved me
    and also great collab sarah!! i followed ur blog and i cant wait to read more of ur posts! 😀

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  9. YES TO THE GREAT LIBRARY! I literally can’t want to read the third book, which is coming out next month and whose ARC I already own but haven’t been able to get into because of lack of time T_T
    Also, yes to The Lunar Chronicles, Shades of Magic and Graceling! Po ❤ ❤ ❤
    Amazing post, Sarah 🙂

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