Top Ten Tuesday | Tell Me What to Read (No Seriously, Please DO!)
Recommendations are a fabulous thing in this bookish universe. In fact, I’d argue that is one of the best things about Top Ten Tuesday.
Broke and Bookish October 11th
All About Books You Read Because of Recommendation
- Broke and Bookish
Coming up with some bookish recommendations was actually… difficult. I’ve had people recommend books to me time and again, and don’t mistake me, I love it, but so often I already own the book so it feels like it wasn’t a recommendation so much as affirmation. (Another thing I love.) Nonetheless, when this comes from a trusted fellow book blogger of #BookBestie friend, I’m excited to read said book. Some of these I have read, others I have not. This is where you come in. Comment down below with the books you suggest I simply MUST read next. I want to now.
With this in mind, below are some authors or books that fellow readers have told me: READ NOW!
1. Persuasion by Jane Austen | I’ve struggled like nobody's business with classic literature. It’s not that I don’t want to read it, it’s that the style is so different than today's, plus generally speaking, classic lit intimidates me (have you held The Count of Monte Cristo or Les Mis in person!?). After reading Sense and Sensibility, a couple of lovely people (Katherine Reay and Lianne) suggested I read Persuasion. So that’s what I plan to do! Amazon | Goodreads
2. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen | I have a few of Sarah’s novels on my shelf, but have not read them. I know. My friend, Kara (*waves*) has said she likes some of Sarah’s novels so naturally, I’m ready to discover contemporary bliss. Amazon | Goodreads
3. Entwined by Heather Dixon | My friend Amber raves about this novel and Heather's fabulous sense of humor. Considering my love of all things meshing together "fairy" and "tale," I suspect I too will love this one. Amazon | Goodreads
4. The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz | Historical fiction isn’t my forte. I like a specific kind and even I’m not one hundred percent sure I can say what it is. I just know it when I read it. Laura’s novel falls easily into that – it remains happily on my keeper shelf. The writing is first-class, and guys, the romance? It’s stunning. Amazon | Goodreads
5. The Language of Souls by Lena Goldfinch | Again, my good friend Amber recommends Lena’s novels, which is why I purchased this one. Much to my shame I’ve yet to read this one or any. But someday I will. Amazon | Goodreads
6. The End of the World by Amy Matayo | Had my lovely friend, Rel (of Rel’s Author Services) not contacted me about joining a blog tour for this novel (which she glowingly recommended), this novel may still be unread. It’s not that I wouldn’t have wanted too, but the darkness of the premise may have prevented me from reading it with haste. Amazon | Goodreads
7. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery | Rachel (McMillan) and Kara have nothing but glowing things to say about this, a lesser known work by Anne of Green Gables author. Naturally I have the highest of hopes. Amazon | Goodreads
8. Waking Beauty by Sarah Morin | I saw this one spotlighted on Rel’s website and wondered how it was I hadn’t heard of it because fairytale! So yes, even indirectly, she recommended this one. Amazon | Goodreads
10. Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin | Why I added this one (as a recommendation) I have not a clue. I think I picked it up because I thought it sounded good. Ah, well. I'm delighted to have it on this list because it IS indeed a delight. WWII aficionados, don't miss it! Amazon | Goodreads
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That's an end to today's Top Ten Tuesday fun. Your turn: What books do YOU recommend!? Which books have been recommended to you - have you loved or detested them? Fill up the comments with your bookish thoughts. (And you know the drill, leave your post links too! I'd be thrilled to visit.)
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