Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read Because A Blogger Recommended Them

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Books I Read Because A Blogger Recommended Them

I changed up today’s TTT topic a bit. Instead of books I bought/borrowed because… I’m going with books that I’ve read because bloggers recommended them. Now, there are a ton more books that bloggers have gotten me to pick up, so if your name or book recommendation isn’t on here please don’t feel left out. These are just ones I can remember for sure. πŸ˜‰

1. Rebel
Author: Rebecca Yarros

To be honest, I had already bought Rebel, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to read it anymore. The first two books in this series were just so lackluster for me. Then, I read Lenore’s review (Celebrity Readers) and decided I had to finish off the series. I’m glad I did because it was the best book in the series for sure.

2. Next Year in Havana
Author: Chantel Cleeton

I like Historical Fiction / Romance when I read it, but it’s not something I automatically reach for. When Nick (The Infinite Limits of Love) and Ari (formally of The Romance Corner) kept raving about it, I knew I needed to read it. It turned out to be one of my favorite books I read in 2019.

3. Hustler
Authors: Meghan Quinn & Jessica Prince

This book has a HORRIBLE cover, but I have to thank Cristina (formerly of My Tiny Obsessions) for reviewing this book and making me want to read it. I liked it so much that I went on to read other books by Meghan Quinn and she has become one of my favorite go-to authors for romantic comedy.

4. The Guy on the Right
Author: Kate Stewart

I had previously read an older Kate Stewart book that wasn’t my thing. I wasn’t planning on reading another one of her books until I read Daisy Gal’s (DG Book Blog) review of this gem. I’m so happy I read this book because it was also a favorite of mine from last year.

5. Boys of Brayshaw High
Author: Meagan Brandy

Okay, so I’m going to admit that this book isn’t the best one she’s written or even a favorite series of mine. What it did do was fill a hole in my reading heart that Tijan’s Fallen Crest High left. I have Kayla (Books and Blends) for pointing me in the direction of Meagan Brandy for when I need some extra crazy drama in my romance.

6. Beartown
Author: Fredrik Backman

When Stephanie (Stephanie’s Book Reviews) and Brandie (Running on Words and Wine) raved about Beartown I knew I had to read it. I tend to lean mostly toward romance, but when these ladies both say a novel is good I know I need to read it. I ended up loving this book.

7. Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo

When Six of Crows came out, it wasn’t a book I wanted to read automatically. It was reviews like the one Lois (My Midnight Musing) wrote that made me pick it up.

8. Bad Business
Authors: Nicole Edwards

I love a good sports romance, so when Jessica (Reading with Jessica) was swooning over this one I knew I had to read it. I enjoyed how low drama it was.

9. Don’t Tempt Me
Author: Lori Foster

I know Lori Foster has been around for a long time, but I never picked up one of her books until Debby (alwaysbooking) was raving about them on her blog. I still need to read more from her.

10. The Sweet Gum Tree
Author: Katherine Alread

The Sweet Gum Tree deserves a mention because I would not have read it if it wasn’t for Stephanie and Brandie again.

60 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read Because A Blogger Recommended Them”

  1. I think it’s wonderful that you linked to specific reviews that made you read these books. I need to start keeping track of that, too, so I can do something similar in the future. πŸ™‚

    My TTT .

  2. I keep swearing up and down that I’m going to read The Guy on the Right “soon” but it just hasn’t happened yet. And I had a GoodReads friend recommend The Sweet Gum Tree to me several years ago but I’ve yet to read it, either.

    1. I think you would enjoy both. I had read one Kate Stewart book before and wasn’t a fan, but I had to read it after that review and I am so glad I did. As for The Sweet Gum Tree, I was surprised by how much I loved it. It wasn’t one I was expecting to enjoy that much.

  3. Love that you remember who recommended them! I did something similar but my memory is terrible. I need to start making notes when I add a book because of a recommendation. πŸ™‚ I’ve finally picked up Six of Crows because of all the recommendations, but I still haven’t read it. I will, though!

    1. I think these were easy to remember because I don’t know that I was expecting to love some of them as much as I did. I hope you enjoy Six of Crows!

    1. Next Year in Havana was AMAZING. AMAZING. You must read it. Then be prepared to want to read When We Left Cuba. Both were so good!

  4. I love a good blogger recommendation! Those sometimes turn out to be the best reads! I actually have Crooked Kingdom and Six of Crows (one was a giveaway) due to blogger buzz and now I need to read ’em!

    1. They’re the best!
      I hope you love Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom. Such a great duology – and I don’t even normally read Fantasy.

  5. Love this post! I always mean to write down the blogger who made me put a book on my TBR, but I never do. I do know that I could probably do a whole post on the Romances I’ve read because of you, though. I’m so glad you enjoyed Beartown and the Sweet Gum Tree! Both of those books are ones I read because of Brandie, too!

  6. LMAO that cover for Hustler 🀣 Why… πŸ™ƒ But glad the content was better than the cover! Haha I absolutely loved The Guy on the Right and I’m looking forward to reading the third book in the series soon. That one was an amazing recommendation read! Great list πŸ™‚

    1. Oh, that cover was HORRIBLE! Doesn’t even go with the book. It was such a fun read, though.
      I’m glad you ended up liking that series. I hope you like the last book. And thanks!

  7. Great post! I also found Beartown through blogosphere. Then Renee bought it for me and sent it from US to Spain where Annie sent it to Kenya. 2 bloggers I only know through this space. I love the book blogging community πŸ’•

  8. Love this post! A lot of books I pick up nowadays (if not most of them) are because of blogger recommendations too, it’s definitely one of the best things about being a blogger πŸ™‚

  9. This is a fun topic! I definitely love Meghan Quinn, although I started reading her on my own basically. I saw Three Blind Dates, read it, and fell in love. I still have quite a few of these on my TBR, so can’t wait to read them.

  10. Lori Foster is so good! I haven’t read any of her books for a while, but I definitely need to get back on track. I really loved a few of her MMA series. I loved your post! Not only did I get some book recs but I also got amazing people to follow. Thank you, Deanna! πŸ’›

    1. That’s awesome! I’m so glad you found some of both. If you like Lori Foster, definitely check out alwaysbooking. Debby is a big fan and reviews all of her books as they come out.

  11. Still really need to read “Six of Crows” despite it being in a genre I don’t favor. For some reason it still interests me!! Thanks for the recent Finding Wonderland visit.

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