Ten of My Favorite Books That Were Recommendations
This was a harder list for me. I’m ashamed to admit, I’m not great at taking recommendations from friends. I know what I want to read, and I struggle with deviating. I have to read what I’m in the mood for. Plus, I hate telling people that I didn’t like something they recommend. Chances are if they’re recommending it, they probably loved it.
I tend to be more of a recommender than a recomendee.
I did manage to come up with a decent list of books I consider recommendations. There’s a good chance I wouldn’t have stepped outside my ‘book’ box, if someone hadn’t convinced me to try these.
#1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Recommended by my sister when I was about 14.
#2. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
The first recommendation I got from friends on Goodreads.
#3. How To Be A Normal Person by TJ Klune
My first TJ Klune book was a recommendation from Goodreads. I asked for something funny, and I got it.
#4. Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield
A GR friend told me to read this book. She was right, it shattered my heart.
#5. Special Forces – Soldiers by Aleksandr Voinov & Marquesate
Despite the violence and intensity, this is one of the most passionate books I’ve read. It was one of the best recommendations I’ve gotten.
#6. It by Stephen King
I read this after my close friend hounded me. I didn’t like Stephen King, but the kids friendship won me over.
#7. Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane
I’d just discovered Urban Fantasy, devouring all things Vampire and Fae, when a friend recommended Downside Ghosts. It remains my favorite to this day.
#8. Willing Victim by Cara McKenna
My first Cara McKenna was on a rec. I don’t read a lot of M/F contemporary romance, but now Cara McKenna is one of the exceptions.
#9. Among the Living by Jordan Castillo Price
PsyCop is one of my favorite series, and I started it on a recommendation. It was also my first M/M read.
#10. How to Kill a Rock Star by Tiffani DeBartolo
How to Kill a Rock Star is right on the line. I love this book so much, and hate it equally. I don’t know whether to thank my friend for recommending it, or shake her. I’ll never get this book out of my head.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!