With so many books being published daily it can be hard to decide what books to read. Synopsis, covers and having read the authors previous works can help to decide. But even more so other people telling you what a great book something is can really help. These can be (your fellow) bloggers, professional reviewers or friends. For me, especially those that have been personally recommended to be tend to stick and be those that I want to read. Below is a list of books that were either general recommendations or those that were personally recommended to me.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish where they provide us with a prompt.
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Cinder was recommended to me by an online friend that I had known for years. Cinder was what got me back into reading so I am still very happy I got this recommendation!
- Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
Rec: Zadien and Zwartraafje
This series has been so higly recced by these two that I had to read it this year. And I am so glad I did.
- Discworld by Terry Pratchett
I had heard about Terry Pratchett before in passing but not until Carol showed her love for it did I really start buying and reading them.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Rec: Rebecca (on Tumblr but she has since deleted it)
Rebecca is one of the biggest The Book Thief fans I know. On Booklr she shared her love often and she made me want to read this book. I’m glad I did because it did become a favorite.
- Lockwood & Co. by Jonathan Stroud
Kay is a fellow Bartimaeus and Jonathan Stroud fan and she is the one that said I needed to read Lockwood. So I did. 😀
- Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani
Rec: La La in the Library
Recommended to me on Goodreads by Linda. I read it as we both felt the same way about The Raven Cycle during our buddy read, and I really liked reading Sunbolt.
- The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Rec: Many but Cait was the most vocal of her love for these books
Do I even need to say it. Everyone that knows Cait knows that she shouts her love for this series on a daily basis. It’s hard not to want to read the series after that.
So thank you all for these general or personal recommendations! What book you loved was recommended to you?