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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today’s all about recommendations, and though ever since I started book blogging, most of my reading is done based on recommendations, I am terrible at remembering who exactly recommended a certain book. Sometimes I remember a specific person, but most of the time, I can only narrow it down to a certain section of the bookish world.
So first of all, a major THANK YOU to all you wonderful bookish people for all the amazing recs!
Secondly, let’s get into a few books I read because someone recommended them to me:
Books I read because of other book bloggers
Let’s be real, MOST of the books I read nowadays are because I saw other bloggers feature them, rave about them or highlight them in a top ten post. I hardly ever buy a book without any sort of prior research and recommendation beforehand, and my research basically consists of other book bloggers. But it’s only rarely that I really remember WHO EXACTLY first got me to notice a book. So only some of these have actual bloggers attached to them and I’m sorry if I forgot your rec!
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
This one is very fresh, so I remember exactly who brought this book and series about a half-vampire, half-human vampire huntress to my attention: Sophie at Beware of the Reader, thanks for this rec in my post asking for new adult urban fantasy recs!
Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
I don’t remember who exactly brought this book to my attention, but I’m sure it was at least several book bloggers, since I wouldn’t normally pick up historical romance myself (though I definitely should do so more often, as this book made super obvious).
Crier’s War by Nina Varela
This book was brought to my attention by the lovely E. at Local Bee Hunters Nook and I’m glad she did, because I loved it and I am so hyped to finally read the sequel to this sapphic sci-fi!
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
A book about a bookish introvert and planner addict felt like it was written for me (and many fellow book bloggers), but I believe a review by Suzanne at The Bookish Libra brought it to my attention and I’m happy she wrote that review that got me to meet Nina!
Books I read because of bookstagram
Bookstagram is amazing for all the pretty book recs, but also quite hard for me to remember who recommended a book first exactly, since there are so many. But many great book recs originated from bookstagram, that is a fact.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
This book was already on my TBR, but not super high priority, you know? It pains me to say it now, but I wasn’t super sure about this one being for me. And when I saw Uma at books.bags.burgers raving about this, I knew I had to give it a higher priority and read it AND NOW IT’S MY FAVORITE READ OF 2020, OKAY?
Upside Down by N.R. Walker
This is the asexual romance of my heart and I owe it all to Anna at annes_sweets_and_stories for shouting about her love for it, because after reading it I can only say, THANK YOU.
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
I loved a few Alice Oseman books before I heard about Heartstopper, but it was all the gushing on bookstagram (and beautiful pictures of the art) that got me to pick it up and I fell in love with this sweet and cute graphic novel.
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
It’s the cover okay? It’s perfect for pictures, it’s perfect for bookstagram and so I thought “hey, this would be perfect for my bookshelf so I can look at it all day”. And then I read it and liked it and got the even prettier Sorcery of Thorns afterwards, which ALSO ONE OF MY FAVORITE 2020 READS!
Books I read because of Annette Marie
Okay, maybe not Annette Marie herself, exactly. But in my search to find books I love as much as Annette Marie’s books, I’ve been on a mission to try similar recommendations. So when people in Annette Marie’s social media groups (or Annette herself) have a rec post, I am there writing everything down! I’m still in the beginning of my quest, but I’ve already read some nice books because of it:
How To Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards
I actually already finished this entire 6-book series about a necromancer, her sentient house and her zombie parakeet.
Midnight Kisses by Leia Stone
I actually really enjoyed this book about an academy for alpha wolf shifters as it had a lot in common with my fave Annette Marie books: strong friend groups, sexy romance and magical worldbuilding.
Dragon Marked by Jaymin Eve
I just started this series about a wolf shifter girl and her four magical best friends and I’m not hooked yet, but I like it enough.
Imposter by Tate James
My very first reverse harem and I’m surprised to say I quite liked it and am ready to try more!
Which book did you read because of book bloggers, bookstagram or other recommendations?
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