A Throne of Books asked for some recommendations and this sounds like fun. So here is my list of recommendations:


1. Favorite books in all categories: Dialogues of the Dead by Reginald Hill, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, Der Schimmelreiter (The Dyke Master) by Theodor Storm, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger and propably a lot more. Those where the first that came into my mind.

2. Start to a Series: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce) by Alan Bradley, Relic by Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child

3. By an author who´s written over 5 books in total: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

4. Classic Literature: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

5. Banned books: Apparently this book has been banned in Lebanon, so I will stick with The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (although this isn´t a book, I would recommend).

6.Featuring an assassin: A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel

7. In a world with Dragons: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

8. Male Main Character: The Martian by Andy Weir, Relic by Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child

9. Female Main Character: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

10. Retelling of another story: William Shakespeares Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher

11. Book with a gorgues cover: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

12. Debut book of any author: The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson, Das finstere Tal by Thomas Willmann (unfortunately this book hasn´t been translated into english)

13. Fantasy in General: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.

14. Finale for a Series: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

15. Graphic novel: I´m not reading those

16. That you paid over $15 for (and was worth every penny): The Forger´s Spell by Edward Dolnick

17. Published after 2010: An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

18. Featuring a princess/prince or a king/queen: The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell

19. Thriller: Dialogues of the Dead by Reginald Hill. It´s not exactly a thriller, but it is my favorite crime novel.

20. You read because it was a bestseller: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stig Larsson

21. Involving drugs: Live and Let Die (James Bond) by Ian Fleming

22. Memoir: I have never read one.

23. Favorite completed series as a whole: I have never read a complete series besides The Lord of the Rings. So Lord of the Rings it is.

24. Books with witches/warlords: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer´s Stone by J.K. Rowling

25. Historical Fiction: A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel, The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

26. Ugly Cry Book: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

27. Realistic Fiction: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

28. Dystopia: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

29. Time Travel: All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (it is a time travel of some sort)

30. Elf or dwarf main character: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

31. Favorite incomplete series by you or yet not finished by author: Flavia de Luce by Alan Bradley

32. Literary Fiction: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

33. Non-Fiction: Any Jamie Oliver cookbook is fine by me.

34. Middle Grade Novel: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

35. Includes sword/knife fighting: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

36. Something mysterious is afoot: The Prestige by Christopher Priest

37. Diverse Reads (main character non-white/non-straight): The Help by Kathryn Stockett

38. Wanderlust book: I can´t think of any.

39. Unreliable Narrator: The Book Thief by Markus Zusack

40. Character with mental illness: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith (well, he isn´t diagnosed yet)

41. SciFi in General: All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

42. Paranormal main character: Dracula by Bram Stoker

43. Horror: The Terror by Dan Simmons, The Shining by Stephen King

44. Books with murder in them: Agatha Christie´s novels.

45. Set in time of war (real or fictional): City of Thieves by David Benioff

46. Set in the place you live: Der Schimmelreiter (The Dyke Master) by Theodor Storm

47. Books with Servants in some manner: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

48. Book eventually adapted to a movie: Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

49. Book you´ve read more than once: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger, The Shining by Stephen King

50. A good Zombie book: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (I like it)

51. A love story: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

52. Set in space: The Martian by Andy Weir

53. Multiple POV: A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel. Even the executioner gets to say something about his crappy job at the guillotine. Such a brilliant book.

54. Erotic for people who don´t read erotic novels: I belong to the latter group, so no book from me in this category.

55. Written by an author who has died: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

56. Written by an author who is still living: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

57. Childhood favorite: Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, the Famous Five Series by Enid Blyton

58. A long book (minimum 450 Pages): 11/22/1963 by Stephen King

59. Young Adult Book in General: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

60. Adult book in General: I refuse to answer this one, because I won´t be able to give a satisfying answer.