Hello! My name is Christina and I love books. Being an avid reader is not just a hobby but a lifestyle. Today I though I’d recommend some books based on the letters of my first name. I tend to struggle with acronyms but it’s a fun challenge I welcome.
Celestial by Olivia Wildenstein (review)
Book 2 of the Angels of Elysium series. Celestial was one of my top anticipated 2021 releases and sequel that exceeded my expectations. A thrilling fantasy romance story with a complex, character-driven plot. Celeste is such a strong main character – fierce, determined, and all heart.
Heartsong by TJ Klune (review)
Book 3 of the Green Creek series is Robbie and Kelly’s story. There are surprises at every turn, loads of heartwarming and heartbreaking moments, and a dash of Klune’s one of a kind humor.
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (review)
A sort of enemies to lovers story that lived up to its hype. Alex and Henry are so cute together. This story was so beautifully told and I didn’t want it to ever end.
Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson (review)
A middle grade graphic novel to love about two very different girls whose stories are woven together with all the chaos and drama of middle school life. I was wowed by the illustrations and how the author blended text and art together. The entire series is great.
Skyhunter by Marie Lu (review)
A sci-fi/fantasy dystopian that I instantly loved and was one of my favorite reads of 2020. Talin is a complex main character, loyal and witty. This story is terrifying, devastating, but full of so much hope it’s almost palpable as the last free nation stands against an unwavering conqueror. A brilliant story, all in all.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (review)
This fake dating romance was a joy to read! Dani and Zaf felt like real people with real problems. I felt like I could relate to both. I was completely invested in everything that was happening.
If I Had You by Lynn Kurland (learn more)
This lovely historical romance follows the eldest de Piaget son, Robin of Artane, as he and Anne of Fenwyck, a ward of his household who he’s known for a long time, reconnect after so many years apart. There’s conflict with their relationship and an unknown danger towards them. It’s a sweet romance and one of my favorite books by Kurland.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (review)
A surprisingly good read with a villain as the main character. The art style was really good and brought the story to life. I laughed a lot throughout.
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce (learn more)
I will always recommend any of Pierce’s books. Alanna defies gender norms and expectations to secretly become a knight. I was hooked by this story and I loved all the characters.
What books would you recommend based on the letters of your first name?