TTT: Recommended Books

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “All About Books You Read Because of Recommendation”.

I’ve talked about great recommendations before, but I have plenty more to share!

  1. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Recommended by Stefani @ Caught Read Handed – my review.
  2. Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu. Recommended by Stefani @ Caught Read Handed and Katie @ Bookish Illuminations – my review.
  3. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Recommended by Katie @ Bookish Illuminations – my review.
  4. Once Was a Time by Leila Sales. Recommended by Katie @ Bookish Illuminations.
  5. Jackaby by William Ritter. Recommended by Maricel @ My Closet Catalogue.
  6. The Rook by Daniel O’Malley. Recommended by Stephanie @ Don’t Be Afraid of the Dork.
  7. The Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch.  Recommended by Stephanie @ Don’t Be Afraid of the Dork.
  8. The Incorrigble Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood. Recommended by Stephanie @ Don’t Be Afraid of the Dork.
  9. The Hamish Macbeth series by M. C. Beaton. Recommended by Dagny @ Vauquer Boarding House.
  10. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Recommended by my mom. 😀

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Mini Reviews (19) – Recent Random Reads

  1. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
    Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer, obviously observant of human emotion, and quite masterful at ripping her readers’ hearts into tiny pieces. I cried. A LOT. 
  2. Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    This wasn’t what I was expecting. I expected teen chick lit – fluffy, frothy, candy floss. This was more – it touched on grief, bullying, cyber bullying, loyalty, honesty, sexpectations, and friendship.
  3. Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    A decent retelling, but too weird for my tastes.
  4. Kilmeny of the Orchard by L. M. Montgomery
    ⭐ ⭐
    I hate to give an L. M. Montgomery book a low rating, but good grief, this was bad! Full of racism, superstition, and sexism, with nothing to redeem it.
  5. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
    The first half is incredibly dull. I kept wondering HOW a book about a POW being tortured could be so boring. The back half was much more interesting, and explained a lot about the beginning. It’s definitely worth reading, but not one I’d ever bother to re-read.