Book Recommendations Based on the Seven Deadly Sins

I don’t know about you guys, but I love darker characters and I’m a total sucker for an antihero or a really good villain. So I decided to try and recommend books based on the seven deadly sins.

1. Lust

22828394For this one I have to go with The Schwarzschild Radius by Gistavo Florentin. This is a very brutal and pretty graphic book that centers predominantly on lust and human perversion. This one comes with a warning label though. If you’re easily triggered by violence and sexual abuse or if you simply don’t have a very strong stomach, best sit this one out.

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2. Gluttony

lion-witch-wardrobeThe Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. A lot of bad things happen in this one because of someone’s gluttony. The Chronicles of Narnia were a big part of my childhood and this one was one of my favourite ones. In case you haven’t read the other ones,  they don’t necessarily need to e read in order to make sense. So if you’re on the line about reading them, I recommend giving this one a try and then deciding.

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3. Greed

51isww2rpol-_sy344_bo1204203200_There are literally hundreds of books with characters that are driven by greed, but I choose Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This is the book I’m currently reading and it’s AWESOME! Seriously, if you haven’t read it, what are you doing?

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4. Sloth

picture-of-dorian-grayIt has been surprisingly difficult for me to come up with a good recommendation for this. The first thing that sprang to mind was Mycroft Holmes from the Sherlock Holmes books. He is a very minor character in the stories, but he is the most notoriously lazy character I have ever come across. But if you want a book with a lazy main character, I recommend The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Dorian is a lot of things, but he is also a lazy little bum.

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5. Wrath

throne_of_glass_ukThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Celaena, the main character has a lot of anger inside of her. And she’s a totally badass assassin too. So you should check this series out if you haven’t already.

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6. Envy

fire_coverFire by Kristic Cashore. There’s a lot of fear and envy that lead to hatred in this book. While this is the second companion published in the Graceling series, it can be read as a standalone. Reading Graceling first might shed a tiny bit of light a couple of things, but it’s really not necessary to read it before.

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7. Pride

snoteartemis_fowl_first_edition_coverDeath Note by Tsugumi Ohba. Light Yagami pretty much takes the cake for hubris. If you’re not really into anime/manga though, I also recommend the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. It’s a series I love and Artemis has more pride per square inch than he has square inches.

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