Top Five Tuesday: Book Recommendations I’ve Been Given

Last Tuesday I talked about some books I didn’t love. Let’s get back to being positive, shall we? Here we have the Top Five books recommended to me.

Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton. This one was recommended by Melissa @ Avid Reader’s Musings. We don’t always agree on books, but she hit a home run with this one! My post.

HGThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I’d heard all the hype about the movie and I wasn’t terribly interested, but when Emily @ Voyage On recommended it I decided to give it a go. Wow! I loved the first book so much that I immediately bundled the kids off to Target to buy the rest of the trilogy.  I then proceeded to read the entire trilogy twice.  I’ve since re-read it two more times. I’m obsessed. 😀

Sabriel by Garth Nix. My friend Maricel @ My Closet Catalogue knows how much I love fantasy. She’s recommended a whole slew of books that I haven’t gotten to yet. I stumbled across Sabriel at the library the day after she recommended it to me. I wrote a post while I was still reading it, but as a follow up: Maricel, I really enjoyed Sabriel! I’ve recommended it to other book bloggers, and I’ve got Lirael (the next book in the series) on my Summer TBR.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. My little sister used to work at a book store and got an ARC of this. It got passed around my family. 🙂 The story was completely different from what I expected, but I absolutely loved the book!

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. My sister-in-law recommended the Stephanie Plum series to me, and I was in the mood for something funny, so I picked up the first book. I’ve since read every single book in the series, and my sister-in-law hasn’t read any (as far as I know)! Apparently, she had just heard of them and thought I’d like them. 😀

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I have another Top Five Tuesday post today, over at Undergraduate Style. My beautiful friend Alex invited me to guest post for her!  While you’re there, check out the rest of Alex’s fabulous blog. 🙂

7 thoughts on “Top Five Tuesday: Book Recommendations I’ve Been Given

  1. mtsedwards says:

    Yay for Sabriel Glad I got one right! And now I have to reread the trilogy so I can read the fourth!

    So you recommend the Stephanie Plum series? I bought the Kathy Reichs series because of Bones sight unseen and couldn’t even get past the first book so I’m glad I acquired the entire set for only a modest sum from eBay. Before I make the same mistake with Evanovich’s series, I’d like to hear more.


    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      The Stephanie Plum series is a ton of fun! The first book is the best (and darker than the others). They tend to be very fluffy, VERY funny, and very implausible. 😜 There’s an obligatory love triangle, of course, but I actually like both of the guys (I have a definite preference though). The books are populated with crazy characters that make me LOL. Bert doesn’t like me to read them in bed, because I laugh and wake him up. 😆 I’ve never bothered to buy them, I just get them at the library. Skip the Katherine Heigl film – it’s wretched.


  2. Stephanie says:

    Sabriel’s been on my TBR sort of intensely for months and for some reason haven’t gotten to it. And I definitely want to read Tooth and Claw. I really liked your other three! Good list of recommendations! And cool idea for a list, too.


    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      Now is a great time to read Sabriel – the 4th book in the series, Clariel, is coming out this fall. 🙂
      Tooth and Claw is one of the most unique books I’ve ever read. I highly recommend it!
      Now that I’m blogging and reading more book blogs, I’m getting a lot more recommendations, which is fun! I was writing up my Summer TBR post today, and I realized that 7 of the 10 I’m featuring were recommended by other bloggers. In fact, I’m going to read The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde because you recommended Fforde for Whovians! 😀


  3. Melissa says:

    I loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society too, but I was convinced I wouldn’t. The title sounded too cutesy and I just didn’t think it looked good. Boy was I wrong!


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