Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books Read Based on Recommendations

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke & the Bookish.

Today's topic is about books that I've read based on the recommendation of someone else. That could be a fellow blogger, a friend, family member, etc.

1. Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer - I read this series based solely on the recommendation of several different friends. Friends who didn't usually read YA.

2. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins - During the wait for both Half Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows to come, I was in a quandary as to what to read next. Several of my Harry Potter friends recommended I try this series. So I did. Though I'll admit that I felt that I needed therapy after reading Mockingjay.

3. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott - Another series that was recommended to me from some of my Harry Potter friends. In fact, my friend Jamie was the one who recommended the series to me.

4. Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan - One of my long time friends talked me into this series AGES ago. I wasn't completely hooked until I got about halfway finished with book 3.

5. Divergent by Veronica Roth - Because a lot of my friends knew I'd read the Hunger Games (and enjoyed them), this series was constantly recommended to me. I put it off for forever, and finally rented the first book on audio once. Truthfully, I wasn't impressed.

6. Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter - This is one of those books that I kept seeing on various blogs and lists. Several of my blogging friends kept saying I'd enjoy it. Took me a while to actually get to it, but they were right. I did enjoy it.

7. In Good Company by Jen Turano - Multiple friends who read Jen's books kept telling me that I'd enjoy them as they're funny and cute. It took me until I this second book in the series appeared in my title to review listing before I was able to actually try her books.

8. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George - With my love of fairy tale retellings, I'm actually surprised that this one missed me. Several bloggers recommended it to me multiple times. I'm glad that I was able to finally get to reading it.

9. Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Ashfar - Biblical fiction isn't my favorite genres, but this book came recommended to me from several different blogging friends.

10. A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin - One question I kept being asked by my reading friends was why hadn't I read this yet. Especially since I'd read several others of Sarah's books and loved them. I finally got around to it last Thanksgiving.


  1. I found Twilight and bought it because of the cover, BUT Meyer read a galley of The Hunger Games and blogged about it, so I pre-ordered that one based on her recommendation.

  2. I loved Twilight! It made it to my list!
    My TTT.

  3. I haven't read any of these, but I'm adding Princess of the Midnight Ball to my goodreads list now.

    My TTT

  4. Omg doesn't everyone need therapy after Mockingjay? *cries for 9000 years* IT WAS SO GOOD BUT SO DAMAGING. Ahhh!!! And I read Twilight more because I was curious instead of recommended...but I read Harry Potter because of (very forceful hahah) recommendation from my friends! Here's my TTT!

  5. I LOVED the Wheel of Time series, which was recommended to me by a fellow fantasy reader. Such a great series!

  6. I am not typically a fan of Biblical fiction but Tessa Afshar is the exception! Land of Silence, her latest, is fantastic too!! My TTT

  7. I read the 'Hunger Games' books solely because of their popularity which was inspired by the release of the movie (which I did think looked interesting). I'm more of a movie fan than book.

    YAY for Sarah's books. That is one series I *must* read yet. One of these days I'll snag them on Amazon. :)


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