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11 October 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Read On Recommendation From Others

'Top Ten Tuesday' is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. I love making lists, so this feature fits me perfectly! If you also take part in this feature or have any additions to my lists, please get in touch; I'd love to hear from you!
Ten Books I Read On Recommendation From Others

I missed last week's Top Ten Tuesday but I'm back playing along again this week and it's quite an interesting list this Tuesday, I have to say. This week's topic, book recommendations from others, really got me thinking back to some novels that were recommended to me over the years, both positive and some negative experiences... Curious to see what others will share on their lists this week!

Be sure to share your own TTT's in the comments section below; I'd love to hear from you! 

1. 'Me Before You - Jojo Moyes

Since I started blogging I think 'Me Before You' is the book most recommended to me by other book bloggers. A few months ago I finally took the time to sit down with it and I now completely understand why everyone was telling me to read it... A lovely and truly stunning novel!

2. 'Pride and Prejudice' - Jane Austen

This classic was actually recommended by my English teacher at secondary school and would turn out to become one of my very favourites...!

3. 'If I Could Turn Back Time' - Beth Harbison

I'd come across Beth Harbison's name quite a lot on Goodreads and several months ago I finally got the chance to read and review one of her novels. I think this was one of the cases where a lot of positive reviews actually resulted in my expectations being a bit too unrealistically high, but I look forward to checking out another one of Beth's reads in the future.

4. 'A Home in Sunset Bay' - Rebecca Pugh

Rebecca is a fellow book blogger and a simply lovely one at that. After numerous positive reviews of her writing from others, I checked out one of her novels and have to admit I also fell in love with her writing style and feel-good stories!

5. 'P.S. I Love You' - Cecelia Ahern

I actually received this book from a friend many years ago, as a present for my birthday. She wrote a message in the book for me, wishing me a happy birthday and telling me how much she loved the book and hoped I would enjoy it just as much as she did... And I definitely did <3

6. 'The Joy Luck Club' - Amy Tan

Recommended by one of my university professors and a really great read.

7. 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' - Jonathan Safran Foer

Of course we also get recommendations now and again that go the other way; one of my friends really enjoyed Jonathan Safran Foer's work, but after reading this book I immediately decided his style just really wasn't for me. Perhaps I need to revisit, but I really did not enjoy this particular read.

8. 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' - Mary Ann Shaffer

This was recommended by one of my aunts and I loved it so much more than I thought I would; a really great read.

9. 'The Hunger Games' - Suzanne Collins

I've been thinking and thinking about this, but I can't remember who actually told me to pick up 'The Hunger Games' all those years ago... Hopefully I'll suddenly remember one of these days, but definitely a worthy recommendation!

10. 'One Day' - David Nicholls

Another book that was recommended to me by several other readers out there; also not the fantastic read everyone said it was, but I do understand why so many people loved it.


  1. Me Before You was a book rec for me also! I went on to read two more from MoJo. Please check out our TTT

  2. I read Guernsey on the recommendation of a friend too, and also love it! Nice list :-)

  3. I didn't enjoy Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close either. After the first read, I thought it might have been because it was a very long audiobook, but after reading it a second time for book club, I decided that the story just didn't make sense to me. Great list, btw. Here's my TTT if you're interested.

  4. I feel the same way about "Hunger Games". I picked it up because it felt like everyone and their dog was reading it lol. I am sure someone told me that it was good and I should pick it up, but it's hard to pin down.