Ten Books I Read on Recommendations

Posted October 11, 2016 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Features, Top Ten Tuesday / 78 Comments

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
This week the topic is :  All About Books You Read Because of Recommendation — Ten Books I’ve Read Because Of Another  Blogger (Or Book Person) or Ten Books I Read On Recommendation From People Outside Of This Community or you could talk about recommendations of books you read from other sources — a magazine, a podcast, a “because you read this” algorithm.

Books Read Because of my IRL Friend

Yes that says friend. These all came from my dear friend Melissa who I listen to about all things including books. I know some of them are super popular but before I started blogging I was out the loop big time and Melissa was there to feed me recs.


Sookie Stackhouse Books // Divergent // Gone Girl // What Alice Forgot

Books Read Because of Bloggers/Blogosphere

These are books I felt I needed to read because they were everywhere on blogs with bloggers loving them, especially bloggers I love.


The Lunar Chronicles // Throne of Glass // The Deal // I’ll Give You the Sun

Books Read Because of EW Radio Women on Pop

I listen to EW Radio all the time. One of my favorite shows is Women on Pop because they are one of the few shows who talk books and two books I loved I got from them, with a ton more still on my TBR.


You’ll Grow Out of It // Bad Feminist

What is one book you would recommend??

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


78 responses to “Ten Books I Read on Recommendations

  1. Great list! I love recommendations because they make you pick up books that you maybe wouldn’t have picked up otherwise! Some of my all-time favorites are books I only read because of recommendations so I’m glad I did 🙂 Cinder and The Deal are two of those we have in common! I heard so many good things about I’ll Give You The Sun – I haven’t read it yet, but it’s on my TBR. If I could recommend any book, right now it would be the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo.
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  2. I want to read Gone Girl, and Divergent is one I read for the same reason- lots of recommendations! And I don’t remember who recommended Liane Moriarty to me but I’m glad I listened. I’ve really like the stuff by her that I’ve read.
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  3. Do you find you get better recommendations from people in real life or from the blogosphere? And I would recommend Between The Lives by Jessica Shrivington.

  4. I really have enjoyed the Throne of Glass series and I got the recommendation from reading a lot of blogs. If I had to recommend one right now, it would probably by Nevernight by Jay Asher, if you are fan of fantasy. It’s plotted well and I really enjoyed it.

  5. I was going to say that I wish I had an IRL friend that would give me book recommendations but I do. I didn’t count her at first because we met online but we live fairly close to each other and we talk on the phone, text and email all the time when we’re too busy to drive out to see each other (we live about 2 hours away from each other). She’s my Melissa. Aren’t IRL book friends, the best?

    The book that I would recommend is…The Deal by Elle Kennedy. I’m so stinkin’ glad that you liked that one. I love Garrett and Hannah!

    I want to read that Jandy Nelson book something fierce. I just need to buy it first. Ha!

    Great post, Grace!
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  6. The Deal <3 Oh how I love Garrett Graham. Seriously I can't get enough of that guy and Hannah is someone I could definitely by friends with.
    I also adore The Lunar Chronicles and I'll Give You The Sun. The latest book I keep raving about is The Hard Count by Ginger Scott. As far as sports contemporary books go, this one is a favourite. 😀
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  7. I loved The Deal and Cinder! I actually picked up The Deal and I’ll Give you the Sun based on blogger recs too, although I have yet to read IGYTS! I do own it though so maybe one of these days I’ll get to it 😀 I’m becoming the black sheep on the Throne of Glass books, I loved the first two books but HOF wasn’t my fave and I still don’t know if I’ll continue the series, even though I own Queen of Shadows.
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  8. Love this post! I find a lot of good recommendations from twitter/the blogosphere (The Deal, Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda), and my friends used to recommend some good ones too (like Divergent and The Hunger Games). Right now, I’d have to recommend The Hating Game- one of my favorite books this year, it was so cute!

  9. I relate to your singular use of friend so much. I definitely have two irl people that I just their recommendations and will read whatever they suggest…after them it definitely gets iffy lol. I just finished You’ll Grow Out of It and completely loved it!

  10. Great list! It is amazing how many different ways I pick up recommendations. I see a ton of books online obviously but anytime someone mentions a book, I tend to remember. If I see that book somewhere, I usually will grab it. Of course, I have also learned who NOT to take recommendations from because our tastes just don’t line up at all.
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  11. I would definitely recommend The Catastrophic History of You and Me, something about that story just really stuck with me and I don’t see enough people reading it, so yeah that’d be the one. I think most of the newer books I’ve read have been based off rec’s so I’m all for them, especially when I wind up liking them!

  12. Hahah I also read Throne of Glass and Cinder because of other bloggers! I guess when it comes to other recs, I would rec every WWII book. Like the most recent one I read was Girl in the Blue Coat!
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  13. I love when my IRL friends give book recommendations to me. This year, especially, I’ve been listening to my very close IRL friends and finding that I’m loving them all! Love this post. I’ve never heard of I’ll Give You the Sun, so I’ll check that out. I would recommend to you The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry on audio. I think you would enjoy that one greatly. 🙂
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