Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday- Books I Read Based On Recs

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (October 11th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Book I've Read Based On Recommendation

  • I need recommendations because I can be a very non-adventurous reader.  If it weren't for people in my book club or all of you awesome bloggers & blog readers, I would never have read some of my very favorite books.  So let's keep the recs coming!!

1.  Wrecked by Maria Pardian
  • Rec'd to me by Andi.  She gets me.
2.  With Malice by Eileen Cook
  • I've been on an epic search for YA Mysteries and many people told me to try this.  I'm glad they did, I LOVED it.
3.  Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
  • Another Andi rec.  Another one that is totally a "me" book.
4.  Damage Done by Amanda Panitch
  • Rachel rec'd this for me during my psychological thriller hunt.
5.  The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • My book club forced me to read this.
6.  Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • SO many people recommended this to me and I didn't believe them... but they were SO right.
7.  Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
  • Another book club rec.
8.  If I Stay by Gail Forman
  • Oh gosh, who didn't recommend this to me??  
9.  Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
  • My cousin recommended this series to me before the TV show started... and I became obsessed!!  Until book 9 or 10 and then I got bored.
10.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Some girls at work told me to try it, and OMGGGGGGGGG.  My life was taken over by this mindfuckful book.

SHOUTOUT to Cassi for also recommending awesome books to me.  She's pretty good at knowing what I'll like :)

What books did you read because people made you??

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  1. I really need to read Firsts. I've had it on my wish list for a long time. With Malice sounds great too.

  2. I had Cinder and Gone Girl on my list too!! I read With Malice because of bloggers too. Great list :)

  3. It's so funny because I just read descriptions sometimes and immediately know it will be a book for you. I blame our love of Tease for letting me know this. :-)

    1. I love that you know that!! We were such black sheep on Tease and I don't even care.... love that book!!

  4. I've only read Cinder and Gone Girl from your list, but everyone and their mom has told me to read The Raven Boys so maybe I'll do that eventually. XD

    Here are my Top Ten!

  5. With Malice and The Raven Boys are both on my TBR because of recs or general hype from bookish people on the internet. I need to get around to them soon.

  6. I have Gone Girl on my list and am actually looking forward to some mindfuckery. Ha!

    The only book from your list that I've read is If I Stay and I enjoyed that one. Going to have to add the rest of the books to my buy list.

  7. Ooo so many good ones! With Malice, The Raven Boys, Firsts, Cinder, Gone GIrl, and Etiquette & Espionage are all amazing! I love when I get book recommendations that end up helping me find some new favorites. :)

  8. I have Wrecked to read either this week or the next! I'm very excited to start it. With Malice was a good read. I enjoyed it all except the ending.
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

  9. I agree, I would have missed out on a lot of good books without all the book blogger recommendations. I am going to read Gone Girl as I've heard it's so twisty. And I had no idea there were that many PLL books!

    With Malice looks good too.

    1. OMG there are like 18 PLL books or something insane like that!! It gets SUPER ridiculous after a while, but still a total guilty pleasure.

  10. Wrecked sounds like a good one! Will have to pick a copy ASAP! Great Top Ten :D My Top Ten Tuesday!

  11. I really want to read Firsts! It looks SO intriguing.

  12. I'm really looking forward to trying With Malice! :)

    Check out my TTT.

  13. Gone Girl is a book I picked up on recommendation as well. And I simply love The Raven Cycles series and the Lunar Chronicles. Great list!

  14. You have a good book club! I love Gail Carriger books and The Raven Boys of course. I didn't think Cinder would be for me either but that series is so awesome!

  15. If I Stay was, surprisingly, better than I gave it credit for. SUPER curious for Gail's steampunk series and someday I AM reading Cinder. Thanks so much for visiting Findign Wonderland, Michelle.

  16. The whole internet also recommended The Raven Cycle and Cinder to me too! I loved TRC, but Cinder just felt okay for me, which is a shame really. I would still continue with the series though!

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

  17. lol love your description of Gone Girl. That is definitely how my mind felt after finishing it!