This weeks theme for Top Ten Tuesday is books you’ve read because of a recommendation and since Ely and I are constantly recommending books to each other we thought it would be the easiest and most logical choice to list ten books we have recommended and read because of the other person.
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
Queen Alice. I saw that Ely had bought and read this book and gave it a pretty good review and as usual when I see her give a book a good rating I have to add it to my TBR and give it a go because 9 times out of 10 I am going to like it too. This is actually one of my favourite books ever and Ely actually took my copy to the UK with her and got Alice to sign it, this is why Ely is the best.
Pivot Point by Kasie West
I am a huge lover of Kasie West contemporaries but was a bit reluctant on this one because I knew there was a paranormal aspect and I wasn’t sure if I would like it as much. Ely convinced me that Pivot Point was pretty good and worth the read and what do you know she was right.
Endless Night by Agatha Christie
So Ely did not specifically recommend me this Agatha Christie book but its the only one I’ve read so I am going with it. Ely is a HUGGGGE AC fan and has been telling me for ages that I would love her books and I finally listened. I can’t wait to read more from her.
Every Breath/ The Every Series by Ellie Marney
One of Elys favourite book series ever, she basically would have murdered me if I didn’t read these books. The day I told Ely I was reading the first book was probs the day that cemented our friendship ( lol not really we are like soulmates).
The Sin Eaters Daughter
This one was less of a direct recommendation and more of a ‘ I saw Ely loved this book so I’m probably going to love it too’ scenario. Guess what? I was right, seriously people make friends with other book lovers who’s opinions you can trust, your tbr will be a toppling tower but you will have better quality reads fo sho.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
I owned the Bone Season for a little while before Michelle convinced me to read it. I’d seen it around on booktube a lot, but it wasn’t until Michelle told me she loved it that I became interested in it. I read it in the space of a few days and fell completely in love with it—I now consider it one of my favourite series.
Adorkable by Sara Manning
I think this was the first book I read on Michelle’s recommendation. Some of you probably know that Mich is queen of YA contemporary over here, so when we first met she recommended this to me. I was pretty hesitant since we didn’t know each other back then and I wasn’t sure whether we’d have the same taste in books. As it turns out, we do and this book became the start of a beautiful, yet awkward acquaintance.
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
This is a bit of a cheat, because Mich actually recommended every Kasie West contemporary to me. This just happened to be the one I found and read. By this stage, I’d read quite a few books at her recommendation so I knew I was in for a good ‘un. I recently stole The Fill In Boyfriend off her shelves so I could read that too.
Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
When I first wanted to get into comics, I just texted Mich and asked for her recommendations. She took me to All Star Comics and pointed out that she thought I’d like. I picked up this one because it has the coolest premise ever, and I liked it enough to pick up more comics.
Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington
This right here is the recommendation I most hate Mich for. This tore out my heart and proceeded to stamp on it a million times. I don’t think I will ever recover from the pain this book caused me. Thanks, bae.
Have we ever convinced you to read something you might not have picked up otherwise? Is there something you desperately want us to read? Let us know 😉