Hello hello, it’s me, emerging from the wintery depths with another post! This time all about book recs.
Isn’t it just the best when a friend recommends you a novel? Especially when it’s a good novel. Some of the best books I’ve read have been recommendations so I thought I’d share a list of books I wouldn’t have read without my friends!
This is for Top Ten Tuesday, ( although it’s technically a seasonal freebie and it’s not too seasonal!) you can find the other posts here and you can check out all my list posts here. Let me know in the comments which books you’ve been recommended?
A Darker Shade of Magic
1. My long lasting love of VE Schwab was started when my friend, Jo, recommended me this novel! I’m currently reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, so it’s suffice to say I am still a fan!
The Raven Boys
2. Another recommendation from my friend Jo. I was really surprised at first because the back makes it seem this novel is all about romance which she normally doesn’t got for. It’s got lots more crazy magical dimensions than just romance though.
City of Bones
3. I got a recommendation to read this from a girl I went camping with at school called Leah. This was one of the few conversations I had with this girl and it was the best because those books were so funny. I was a big Clary and Jace fan at school.
4. My friend Chloe first recommended these to me when I was about ten and I was a tad skeptical at first. I was a big mythology fan (I knew most of the myths before hand, and knew pretty well everyone in Greek and Roman mythology will become a tree or a spider. I’d even tried reading the Roman myths in Latin.) and I thought it would be crazily inaccurate. Low and behold I was still a fan over a decade later.
5. My friend Hannah (I know, I’m called Hannah too, try not to get confused) lent me a copy of this villain origin story and it’s so good! Probably the first villain origin story I actually liked. It also made me crazy hungry with all the baking.
6. A friend from work, Eleanor, was bugging me for ages to read this and when I finally did (I’m sorry I’m a slow reader!) I had no regrets. It was amazing. Can all books be set at university please?
Rebel of the Sands
7. Another Jo recommendation. She picked up a copy of this at YALC one year and sent me a message a few days later saying it was excellent. We’ve seen Alwyn Hamilton every YALC since and I have a fully signed set of her novels!
8. Another recommendation from my friend Chloe! We were both massive fans of the books as kids, and spent many hours discussing how much we wanted Gemma’s chocolate charm and how unfair it was if you lived in Badlands but weren’t evil! (it was a tad of a silly book)
9. Another one from Jo! We chatted about these books A LOT at school, talking skeletons with magical powers and Bentleys are just the best.
X. My boyfriend lent me a copy of this when we first started going out and I fell in love! (with him, and the book). Sad and powerful and important prepare to see all that was wrong with the roaring 20s.