Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites – Books That Have Been Recommended To Me

I’ve really missed doing Friday Favorites, and since no one was currently hosting it, Cait @ Functionally Fictional decided to jump into the gap. Each week, she provides a prompt, and I get to talk about my favorite books that fit the topic. Feel free to join in – the more the merrier!

I’m blessed to have some amazing people in my life. And while some of them have never met me in person, they have managed to know my taste in books well enough to recommend books that I will love. Here are some books that have been recommended to me that wound up being amazing:

  1. Hook by Gina L. Maxwell. This was recommended to me when I was convinced that I didn’t like romance novels. I’ve never been more glad to be wrong in my life.
  2. Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Despite my insistence that I didn’t like sci-fi, my friend urged me to read this, and again, I was so happy to be proved wrong.
  3. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. My sister-in-law loves this series, and suggested that I read the first book. Meanwhile I have book nine on my shelf waiting to be read, so I clearly enjoyed it.
  4. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. A while back, I let my friend choose my TBR, and she hit it out of the park! This was one of her selections, and I’m now obsessed with this series.
  5. She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan. This was suggested by a fellow blogger who I respect highly, and she has never led me astray. This one was amazing.
  6. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. My mom suggested this book, by which I mean she pulled it off her bookshelf and handed it to me. I don’t think she actually ever read it, but I did, and it’s a whole experience. I strongly recommend this one now.

What are some of your favorite books that have been recommended to you?

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  1. My dad recommended these classics:

    1. Tale of Two Cities
    2. Great Expectations
    3. Don Quixote- my dad did this when I needed to decide on a topic for a Spanish project at school (someone took my first choice- we had to choose from a list)
    4. Mayor of Casterbridge

    Park Road Books: really skilled at this

    1. The Golden Compass
    2. Darker Shade of Magic
    3. Sea of Trolls
    4. House on Vesper Sands- a gothic mystery
    5. Last Bookshop in London
    6. Spinning Silver

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