The topic this week is: Which books would you recommend to Sirius?
I have been thinking about this topic for two weeks, and I’m honestly still not sure about my choices, so I’m kind of just winging it. I think that’s less because of Sirius and more because I’m always so nervous to suggest books to anyone, though, so here we go!
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo — I think Sirius would appreciate the humor and camaraderie of the Dregs, and maybe be reminded of the Marauders just a little. Plus, there’s a lot of action and scheming, and I feel like he would like that kind of thing.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (yeah, the whole series)– I can see Sirius loving the mismatched group of Aglionby boys and Blue, and thinking fondly of his own friends, before everything went wrong. I feel like he might relate just a tiny bit to Ronan, too, but I’m not sure about that.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff — Exposing corruption? Loads of action? Weird but interesting formatting? Oh yeah, I can see Sirius getting into Illuminae.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams — Ok, so this is pretty much my “go-to” book recommendation for anyone, but I think it’s amazing. It’s light enough for escape when you need to not exist in this world, and I think that’s something Sirius could use sometimes.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab — I think Sirius would love Kell and the different Londons, and I can imagine him enjoying the way magic works in this universe. (I have other thoughts on why I’d recommend this one, but I’m afraid of spoiling something for someone if they haven’t read it yet.)
Basically, I feel like Sirius would like action, possibly grey morality, and something fast-paced but light enough for escape. He had a rough life, so I think his book choices should be able to transport him somewhere else for a while.
What books would you recommend for Sirius?