Welcome to the newest installment in my Reading Lists Feature, a series of posts where I compose reading lists for and inspired by different characters. These are all books that I feel fit into the character’s aesthetic and personality, but also books I feel those characters would love to read. You can check the previous posts (Ronan Lynch, Hermione, Ron, Kaz Brekker, Nina Zenik, Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood, Inej Ghafa, Iseult det Midenzi, Adam Parrish, Jude St. Francis, Sansa Stark, Wylan Van Eck, Arya Stark and Gansey) HERE.
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Blue is opinionated, stubborn, adventurous and she has this need to belong because she always felt like an outcast in her family. On top of all of that, she is strange and really comfortable with that, so that’s the vibe we are shooting for. So here is Blue Sargent’s Reading List:
1. A Cathedral of Myth and Bone by Kat Howard
As you might have seen, this was one of my favorite books of 2018 and I think Blue would love it. It’s really magical and it explores the border of reality and myth, which I think is perfect for Blue and her personality. This is steeped in folklore and legends and it has women in the center and I think Blue would be as obsessed as I am. If you want to know more of my thoughts, my review can be found HERE, but I think this is the perfect Blue pick.
2. This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
I think Blue would be a huge Emma Mills fan because at the core of all her stories is friendship and finding your place, which I think Blue can really relate to. On top of that, I think This Adventure Ends is the quirkiest of Mills’ books and one that would suit Blue perfectly. Sloane is a really wonderful main character and I think Blue could relate to her a lot and the friend group that she falls into is as consuming and as in love with each other as the Raven Boys are, so I think Blue would love it. Also, Emma Mills writes the best female friendships, and Blue could use a lesson on those. More of my thoughts on the book are HERE, but this is one of the most Blue books on this list (and it’s blue, so it’s double perfect).
3. Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
There’s so much stuff for Blue to love here. It’s set in a really intricate and unique world, which Blue would fall in love with, and on top of that it’s exciting and mysterious and it’s set in a matriarchal society, which I think Blue could really enjoy. On top of that, I think Blue would just love comic books, and I think this one is a great match for her own quirky nature.
4. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
This one is frequently in my reading lists, but it’s because it’s awesome. And Blue would really love it. It’s a satire which is a perfect match for her sarcastic personality, but it’s also really smart and clever. On top of that, it’s super weird. There’s also two timelines in this book that sort of start to overlap and interact, which I think Blue would adore and she would have so much fun with this book.
5. The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
This is entirely bonkers and quirky and unique, just like Blue. It features an all-female cast and a mystery at its center, which Blue would definitely appreciate. It’s also quite clever and does some interesting things with time travel and timelines, which is perfect for Blue and The Raven Boys. It’s a cozy mystery and it’s a lot of fun, while also being unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Very Blue. More of my thoughts can be found HERE.
6. Children of the Lamp Series by P.B. Kerr
I think Blue would be a HUGE fan of middle-grade Fantasy. There’s always whimsy and adventure and friendship in those books, and that’s a perfect Blue book. I think she would love it and the Children of the Lamp series was one of my absolute favorites when I was younger. It’s about two twin siblings who find out that they are actually djinn. It’s incredibly fun and whimsical and I think Blue would think so too.
And that concludes my reading list for Blue Sargent! As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the list and I would also love to hear if you have any picks of your own!
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