#escapril book recommendations (30 books!)

I’ve been working on today’s post for some time now, and I’m really excited about it! Today I’d like to recommend 30 books to you based on the #escapril daily prompts. #escapril is a poetry challenge created by Savannah Brown in which people write a poem every day based on the daily prompts. Here’s her website if you’d like to learn more, as well as their official instagram.

I love the idea of this challenge, but I didn’t feel as though I had to time or energy to participate in it properly this month. However, one day I had the idea of using these prompts to recommend books instead. Without further ado, here are the 30 #escapril prompts for 2020 and the 30 books they remind me of:

1. DAWN. My Ántonia by Willa Cather. (My review)

2. GROWTH/DECAY. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. (My review)

3. IS ANYONE LISTENING? Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. (My review)

4. EARTHLY PLEASURES! On Beauty by Zadie Smith. (My review)

5. THE VIEW FROM UP HERE. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. (My review)

6. OBSESSION. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. (My review)

7. CHEMICAL REACTION. Sourdough by Robin Sloan.

8. HOMETOWN. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (My review)

9. NATURAL LIGHT. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

10. PARASITIC. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond.

11. HEAVEN/HELL. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett. (My review)

12. SUBMERGED IN WATER. Sphere by Michael Crichton. (My review)

13. THE CITY. The Falconer by Dana Czapnik.

14. PINK, LIKE YOUR BRAIN. How to Ruin Everything by George Watsky. (My review)

15. EUPHORIA. Orlando by Virginia Woolf. (My review)

16. BEARING FRUIT. Light in August by William Faulkner. (My review)

17. GRIEF. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. (My review)

18. HOW DID THE SKY LOOK? Wild by Cheryl Strayed. (My review)

19. TOUGH TO BE A BUG. The Pale King by David Foster Wallace. (My review)

20. MOON. How to Be Both by Ali Smith.

21. HANDS, WRISTS, TEETH. Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

22. INTO THE WOODS. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. (My review)

23. FOCUS ON THE TEXTURE. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. (My review)

24. BLACK HOLE. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. (My review)

25. EXTINCTION. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Stephen Brusatte. (My review)

26. SERPENTINE. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by Harry Potter.

27. FIGHT OR FLIGHT. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. (My review)

28. _____ AS A WEAPON. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. (My review)

29. MONOCHROME. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. (My review)

30. DUSK. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. (My review)

I hope you enjoyed this post! It was so much fun to make.

Have you participated in #escapril before? What do you think of the books I’ve mentioned? Let me know in the comments section below!



15 responses to “#escapril book recommendations (30 books!)”

  1. I seriously need to read Margaret Attwood’s books . ❤

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    1. She’s such a brilliant writer!


  2. You come up with the most fascinating ideas! Read your reviews and added so many of these to my list! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Ahh thank you so much! ❤


  3. Love the idea of this, and you have many of my favorite books on here!

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  4. Wow, I think you did a fantastic job coming up with books for all these prompts. Some of them would really stump me (Pink, like your brain?)

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    1. Thank you so much!! It definitely took a while, but it was also a blast to make!

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  5. Great post! I need to read some of these!💜

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  6. eleanor sophie Avatar
    eleanor sophie

    wow, great post idea, and so many amazing books! I’d have really struggled to think of books for some of these so congrats

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    1. Thank you so much!! 🙂


  7. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer Avatar
    Dedra @ A Book Wanderer

    Aww, I love this! Those prompts are hard ones. And definitely some great books. Wide Saragossa Sea is perfect for Focus on the texture. It’s one of my favorite stories. ❤

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    1. Thanks so much!! And I feel the same way–Wide Sargasso Sea is so brilliant!

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