Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:
Books Recommended by YOU!
Joining the blogging community has been a godsend for me. It has introduced me to so many great books and authors. There are some I would have probably found on my own but other books I never would have chanced upon if it wasn’t for other blogger recommendations; whether on their own blog, or another bookish platforms such as Goodreads or Booklikes.
1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
This book has probably one of the most love beautiful stories I have ever read. It was highly recommended by several bloggers whose opinions I really trusted so I had to read this book. I was not disappointed – it is now one of my all-time favourites.
2. Falling from the Sky by Nikki Godwin
The story in this book is just so sweet but not in an overly saccharine way. The romance feels so realistic and I just love the characters. Definitely a new favourite.
3. Gives Light by Rose Christo
Gives Light is really such a stunningly good read. The characters are amazing and the story is just lovely. A perfect book series that I would never have come across if it wasn’t for the blogosphere!
4. Hushed by Kelley York
I am addicted to Kelley York’s writing and this is where it all started for me. Hushed came very highly recommended and it was a very intense, dark read but it also felt hopeful too.
5. Mind Games by Carolyn Crane
I read this awhile ago but it has stayed with me as being one of the better supernatural/urban fantasy series out there. I do like the genre a lot, don’t get me wrong, but I loved how different this series was to the rest. I didn’t have my own blog when I read this book but I did follow a lot of bloggers and it cropped up on a few I visited regularly.
6. On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
This series is hard to categorize. It’s not quite urban fantasy and it’s not quite paranormal romance – it’s a perfect blend of the two with a little something extra thrown in for good measure. It’s not quite as well-known as the Kate Daniels series but it was my introduction to the husband and wife writing duo that makes up Ilona Andrews and it is a favourite. I only came across this series while browsing Goodreads and various blogs.
7. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I had read Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater some years before but I never really took to it and did not continue with the series. I was persuaded to give The Scorpio Races a shot after seeing some glowing reviews and I am so glad I did because now I am a total Maggie Stiefvater fangirl!
8. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle
This was my first Karina Halle book. I kept seeing rave reviews for this so despite not being a huge lover of adult contemporary (which is odd because I love the YA variety) I decided to give it a shot. What can I say? I’ve been hooked on Karina Halle ever since. 😉
9. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
I actually won this book via a blogger giveaway so quite literally I would not have read it if not for fellow blogger The Daily Prophecy. 😉 It is an amazing read so I would definitely have been missing out.
10. Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard
This book was a revelation for me – I just adored the setting and the characters. I honestly don’t think I would ever have sought it out if I hadn’t seen some very positive reviews for it online.