TTT #127| Books I Bought Because They Were Recommended By a Friend

We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…I decided to go with Books I Bought Because They Were Recommended By a Friend. A lot of books I buy and read are collected after a friend recommended it. I’m lucky to have quite a few bookishfriends with the same taste as me. So here are ten books I bought after they were recommended.

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo I remember seeing this book everywhere, especially right before the sequel was released. It wasn’t until Isabelle started saying how amazing it was that I finally picked it up. I was definitely happy I didn’t pick them up until after I had Crooked Kingdom. They were read back to back and I loved them!

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton Another book that Isabelle has already read and loved. Blogging together has definitely made me add a lot of her favorites to my shelves, haha. I actually bought this in London a couple of years ago and plan on reading it soon for a project we have planned.

The Black Witch – Laurie Forest I know there was a lot of hype surrounding this book, but I totally missed that. Maybe it was right before I got really involved in the bookish community. A few of my friends really loved this book, so I had to give it a go. The Black Witch is so good!! I’m planning on a reread in April, so I can continue with the series.

Sweet Black Waves – Kristina Perez Retellings are always something that really interest me. In all honesty, I don’t know much about Tristan and Isolde, but this sounds interesting. Especially so after a few friends keep raving on about how good these books are. The final book in the trilogy releases this year, so I hope I like it too!

A Promise of Fire – Amanda Bouchet After reading A Court of Thorns and Roses, I was looking for something similar. A friend read A Promise of Fire said this was the adult version of what I was looking for. These books are filled with a great cast of characters, an epic love story, lots of adventure and moments that make you laugh out loud!

Bringing Down the Duke – Evie Dunmore I read a lot of romance, but historical romance isn’t something I’ve really given a try. Bringing Down the Duke is a newer release and sounds really good. Yet again, this one was recommended by quite a few friends. I have to say I’m loving the illustrated covers these days!

Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff The Illuminae Files was actually being recommended in quite a few bookish groups I was in and the unique layout made me curious. I didn’t regret picking these up for one minute. These books will definitely be getting a reread in the future.

Scythe – Neal Shusterman A good friend of mine came over during one of our monthly game nights and told me about this amazing book she read. Scythe sounded really interesting and I couldn’t put it down. I totally understood why she loved it so much. I’ve avoided reading Thunderhead because of the cliffhanger everyone keeps talking about. The last book is finally available, so I need to continue reading soon.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor I honestly don’t remember who recommended this trilogy to me. Since typing this title, I’ve been trying to think who started talking about it, but I’m drawing a blank. I’m happy I got Daughter of Smoke and Bone though, because it’s amazing. You definitely have to be in the mood for these though, because it does take some concentration with everything that happens. I need to finish the third book soon!

Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake It’s pretty funny to end this post with another book recommended to me by Isabelle. I guess it’s a good thing we started a blog together. Three Dark Crowns was so good. I love the world, plot and characters. I’ve read them all but the last book and that really needs to change soon.

Believe me when I say that this is just a glimpseof the books I added to my shelves after friends recommended a book to me. What was the last book you bought after a friend recommended it? Also, if you participated in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, feel free to leave your linkin the comments!

18 thoughts on “TTT #127| Books I Bought Because They Were Recommended By a Friend

    1. It’s always fun when friends are so excited about books. I hope you enjoy it just as much!

  1. I need to do an Illuminae reread. I read it right when it was first getting released and the hype was SO big that I think I talked myself out of liking it that much. I think if I read it now, I would like it better…. maybe?? Probably 🙂

    1. That’s understandable. I had the same thing when Caraval was released. I plan on giving it another go soon. Going in with really high expectations makes reading hard sometimes.

  2. I straight up got The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle because I kept seeing it on people’s lists and blogs. I didn’t check the synopsis, I just got it because everyone said it was good. Whew boy what a surprise once I figured out what the plot was, haha. I loved it though!

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    1. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it. Makes me want to pick it up really soon.

  3. Great list! I read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom back-to-back, too – I’m so glad I didn’t have to wait a year for the second book like so many other people did. 🙂

  4. I’ve heard good things about Evelyn Hardcastle so yeah I should get that. Sweet Black Waves I saw on another blog as well and it looks great. Plus the Tristan/ Isolde thing has me curious!

    I’ve had scythe recommended SO many times I really should read it lol. And oh my gosh I need to read the last Three Dark Crowns book. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long!
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    1. I know! I’m the same with Five Dark Fates. I guess I just don’t want the series to end.

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