Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This is my first Top 10 Tuesday post, and this week the theme is: Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me (tell us who recommended them, if you want!)
1) Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre. This one was recommended to me by Jaye @ The Book Berrie. I was sceptical because it sounds bizarre, but this is a really amazing trilogy that I adore.
2) The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. Sam @ Esoteric Elixir recommended this one and it’s honestly wonderful. I have rarely read books like this, I highly recommend it.
3) A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. My friend Linaria @ Linaria’s Library read this one first and because of her rating I finally picked it up. It’s a really great YA thriller set in the UK that made me nostalgic for sixth form and kept me guessing.
4) Sadie by Courtney Summers. Another heartbreaker recommended to me by Janel @ Janel Allison. I really liked the format of this book given it’s told in a variety of ways (transcripts, interviews etc). I’ve heard the audiobook is really awesome too!
5) The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. When Meaghan @ Paragraphs and Pages recommends a book to me after they read the arc, I know I’ll probably love it too. The Starless Sea is gorgeous, but you probably already know that!
6) Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. This one is a book I’d have never picked up if not for my boyfriend. It’s one of his favourites and he gave me his copy when we started dating (clearly knew we would be sharing bookcases in the future, hey?). It’s a really good story that had me pleasantly surprised. It also has some amazing quotes.
7) Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Another recommendation from my boyfriend – he tried to get me to read this for years. I finally picked it up when we shared kindle libraries. This book and its sequel are amazing and very very relevant in current times despite their age.
8) A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. My sister doesn’t read a lot anymore but she recommended this one after picking it up in a charity shop. I was really surprised by how much I related to it.
9) From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata. I can’t remember who in The Book Coven recommended this to me but I absolutely love all of Mariana Zapata’s sports romance books now. I really like the way Marianna writes female characters, and the slow burn is gorgeous.
10) Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran. Nikki @ Books and Lemon Squash recommended this one to me. Saw her amazing review and thought this is a book I have to try. It’s a beautiful fantasy with a f/f romance. Great stuff!
It’s always cool to be recommended good books. I’m really lucky to get loads of amazing recommendations from The Book Coven discord server. Why don’t join too and get in on the book talk?