Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Recommended Reads

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 with 8 comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. Apparently, they are overly fond of list-making and love to share their bookish lists with the rest of us book nerds.  =) We're game.

This week's topic is a FREEBIE, so our list features the Top Ten Books That Were Recommended To Us...For Better or For Worse:

April's picks:

AngelfallDaughter of Smoke and BoneThe sky is everywherehopelessThe Host

The first three, Angelfall, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and The Sky is Everywhere were all recommended to me by Jen! I'm always turned off by angel books but she insisted that I would love those two and she was right. The Sky is Everywhere was my first Audio book, and I told her to pick it out for me. She did good. :)

Hopeless was recommended to me by my friend Autumn, and our tastes don't always jive, but in this case, they did. :) The Host, my friend Jackie told me I should give it a try and it's now one of my favs.

Fifty Shades of GreyEvermorePoughkeepsieimaginary girlsThe Summoning

Fifty shades was recommended to me by Autumn also, but I didn't love it. Or even like it but it was the source of much entertainment over the years, so there is that! I can't even remember who recommended the rest of these books. Poughkeepsie was recommended by multiple people but it just couldn't get into it. Evermore, The Summoning, and Imaginary Girls was so long ago, I can't think of who, but I didn't really like them all that much. 

Jen's picks:

These first few had been recommended to me time and again by several different people, and I kept putting them off because I hadn't hit my stride with contemporary young adult novels yet. But these all did the trick once I finally acquiesced and gave them a chance. And now they're absolute favorites, ones that I recommend over and over again to friends and random strangers. =)

The Sky is EverywhereJellicoe RoadThe Fault in Our StarsThe Sea of Tranquility

I can't wait for Jandy Nelson's new novel, especially after the love-fest I had with The Sky is Everywhere. And I'm so glad I read The Fault in Our Stars so I can see the movie when it's released next week!

Kristen at My Friends Are Fiction recommended the following books to me earlier this year and I will forever trust her because they were both epic reads. I want the sequels stat.

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1)

My good friend Emily at Book Jems went on ad nauseam about this book, so I finally gave in and read it. And promptly loved it. It's written under Diana Peterfreund's pseudonym, too!

One & Only (Canton, #1)

Heather from The Flyleaf Review was so eager for me to read this next book that she even lent me her copy, and I loved the girl power elements even more than I expected to.

A Mad, Wicked Folly

And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the two that April's rec'd to me on more than one occasion, even going so far as to gift me with her copies...which I've still yet to read. o_O It's probably time I remedied that, especially with all the love this author gets from my fellow readers.

On the Island (On the Island, #1)Covet

What are your favorite/least favorite books that were recommended to you?  :)  Share the link to you TTT post so we can visit!


  1. I recommend books to my sister aaaall the time....and she usually ignores me. x) I think it's a sisterly thing. We hold out on each other's recs for as long as we can in case we have to admit each other is right about a really good book. lol! SISTERS. I've been recommended Cruel Beauty SO much and now I've finally borrowed it from the library! I'm excited to see what happens. :)

  2. I would so recommend that everyone reads Daughter of Smoke and Bone and The Fault in Our Stars. They were such fantastic book!

    Great recommendation ladies :)

  3. the Fault In Our Stars is an amazing choice, it was recommended to me by my sister and is definitely one of my favourites too! Great topic choice and picks :)

    Check out my TTT!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

  4. My best friend lent me a copy of Number9dream and I completely devoured it!

    - Ellie of The Reading Slump

  5. Great post, I love this idea! I haven't been properly recommended anything in so long - I self-recommend from all the blogs I read I guess. Some titles on here I've been dying to read that are on the never-ending TBR list thought.

    My TTT: http://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/top-ten-tuesday-remembering-alfie/

  6. Ahh! Jellicoe Road is getting closer to the top of my TBR pile. Sara @ The Hiding Spot has insisted so often that I MUST read it, that I finally bought a copy. A Mad Wicked Folly is one of my all time favorites forever and I adored The Winner's Curse. Also, I finally got around to reading The Fault in our Stars and I'm so glad I did. There are so many good books on your lists ladies! <3

  7. I haven't read a few of these! I need to update my list!

  8. I still need to read The Sky is Everywhere! I've heard great things about One & Only as well, so I just may need to get a copy if that too. And of course nothing but love for Tracey Garvis Graves. :)


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