Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’ve Read Because Of Recommendations

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Top Ten Books I’ve Read Because Of Recommendations

I think most of the books I’ve read are because of recommendations, whether it’s from Goodreads, a blogger or a friend,  These are ten of my favorites that I’ve read because it was recommended to me.

  1. The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger.  I read this based on the recommendation of my friend Heather, and I’m glad I did, because this series (and the other two series set in this world) are really fun reads.
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.  I just finished this a couple of days ago, and a co-worker was nice enough to lend me her copy.  I really liked it, and the photographs made the book more interesting.
  3. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton.  I saw this book mentioned on either Book Riot or Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, and it was absolutely hysterical.  I
  4. Stiff by Mary Roach.  I know I first heard about Mary Roach on Book Riot, and her books are really different and quirky but also fun.  This one is my favorite of hers, though.
  5. A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury.  This is another book I read because Heather recommended it, and it’s such a good book!  I loved it, because I had no idea the Partition of India was an actual thing that happened, and you get to see all sides of it.
  6. All The Ugly And Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood.  I read this one because of a co-worker (a different one than the one earlier) and I loved it a lot more than I thought I would.  The romance was actually really well done, and that’s the thing I was unsure about at first.
  7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  I read this book because of my friend Mollie- I had heard about it, but I really trust her, and that’s why I read it.
  8. Mouse Guard by David Petersen.  This is such an adorable graphic novel, and I’m really glad Heather recommended it!
  9. The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  If you haven’t read this book yet, you really need to! I first heard about it on Book Riot, and then it came up in a conversation with some friends.  I knew it had to read it, and I’m glad I did.  It’s an interesting look at medicine and ethics.
  10. Ash by Malinda Lo.  I really like this book, and it’s one of my favorite re-tellings, especially where Cinderella re-tellings are concerned.

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’ve Read Because Of Recommendations

  1. Ooh I really liked Ash too, it’s a shame it hasn’t gotten more hype! I love Malinda Lo’s writing, I just keep looking back through and rereading random passages because it’s so much like a fairy tale. ❤ Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was super interesting, I read it based on a recommendation too. The photographs really did add to the story! 🙂

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