I am just a girl who loves reading and talking about books
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, bloggers get a topic which entails giving a list of ten things based on the topic.
Today’s instructions were as follows: All About Books You Read Because of Recommendation — Ten Books I’ve Read Because Of Another Blogger (Or Book Person) or Ten Books I Read On Recommendation From People Outside Of This Community or you could talk about recommendations of books you read from other sources — a magazine, a podcast, a “because you read this” algorithm.
I have read quite a number of books based on recommendations. Actually, most of the books that I have added to my TBR this year were recommendations that I picked from the book blogging community. I can’t remember everyone who has influenced my reading choices but here are some that I do recall.
Wrecked by Maria Padian- I saw this book on Jillian’s post (Rant and Rave about Books) and just had to read it. Wrecked is definitely one of the most powerful YA books that I have ever read that tackle the issue of sexual assault. It evoked so many different emotions from me throughout the story. I was angered and disgusted by some characters while I sympathized with others. This is a gut wrenching story that broke my heart but at the same time, it is one of those books that I will read again and then tell everyone about.
Pretty Wicked by Kelly Charron- I saw this book on Kim’s Blog (By Hook or By Book). The review and book’s blurb were pretty interesting. The book is about a 15year old girl who wants nothing else but become one of the most prolific serial killers. It is an interesting thriller with lots of twist.
The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza- This has got to be one of my best recommendations to date. I have read two books in the series so far and I just got the third one. I also got to chat with the author after the second book and he was really nice. This book was recommended to me by Yvo(Its all about books)
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva- My first dystopian book and I loved it. I saw the book on Annie’s blog (The Misstery). Annie’s review of this book convinced me to get the book and try out a new genre and I absolutely loved it.
The Sister by Louise Jensen- I saw this book on Donna’s blog (Chocolatenwaffles’ blog). This also turned out to be a great read. It’s a story about secrets, deception and lost friendships all masterfully told with suspense that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Seriously, if you like psychological thrillers then you should go get this book. I can’t wait to read the next book by Louise Jensen
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Markus Zusak- I remember seeing this book on Jade’s blog (Scatterbooker). It sounded like a great book but I couldn’t find a copy until weeks later. I found a copy in the library and yeah, I hugged the book, fell down to my knees, looked up to the skies…in short, I was happy. This is one of my favorite books to date.
Books that were so hyped that I just had to read them
When I started book blogging, a lot of bloggers were talking about these books. They were so hyped such that I had to read them.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Books on my TBR
These three books are on my shelf because of the wonderful reviews /recommendations by bloggers that I trust.
I have read a few thrillers based on Ali’s reviews such as Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre, Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica and Dear Amy by Hellen Callaghan. This time round, I have got two holiday-themed books that she recommended.
There are so many other wonderful books that I have found through the book blogging community. To everyone one of you out there posting reviews and sharing your recommendations, Thank you!
Okay this is obviously not a book but I just have to mention this. I first heard about the site from Kim (By Hook or By Book). I didn’t know about ARCs before then. I used to read her ARC reviews in awe wondering how she got so many advance copies. I decided to just ask her about it on one of her posts and she was really helpful in giving me the details and that is how I discovered the gem that is NetGalley. I have been lucky enough to receive so many advance titles from the site. Thanks Kim for my newest addiction, NetGalley!
Have you read any of these books? Have you found some wonderful books based on recommendations from book bloggers? Feel free to leave me your links on the comment sections. Happy Tuesday!