Top Ten Tuesday – Who Influences Me? 10 Books I Read Because of Blogger Recommendations
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me (tell us who recommended them, if you want!). I think posts like this are a lot of fun. I love to look back through the books I’ve read and see which great reads I probably wouldn’t have read at all if not for the recommendations of bloggers. I also love posts like this because it shows that any of us can be influencers, regardless of whether we are small bloggers, big bloggers, or somewhere in between bloggers. When the right review makes it to the right reader, magic happens. 🙂 I’m also quite sure I could have easily done a Top 50 list here too because all of you have influenced my reading since I started blogging. The 10 I picked today are just the first 10 that popped into my head.
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10 Books I Read Because a Blogger Recommended Them to Me
- SADIE by Courtney Summers (recommended by Verushka @ Editing Everything)
- HOLLOW KINGDOM by Kira Jane Buxton (recommended by Tammy @ Books, Bones, & Buffy)
- FIRST AND THEN by Emma Mills (recommended by Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books)
- IN A DARK, DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware (recommended by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer)
- THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves (recommended by Tanya @ Girl Plus Books)
- THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL, ANGRY PLANET by Becky Chambers (recommended by Greg @ Book Haven)
- RED WINTER by Annette Marie (recommended by Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
- SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys (recommended by Sophie @ Beware of the Reader)
QUESTION: HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
Oh gosh, Sadie. Suzanne, when I think of that title, this wave of sadness just settles over me every time. Thank you for including me on this list — and you are so right, every blogger is an influencer!
You’re welcome! 🙂
Both The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and Salt to the Sea are books bloggers recommended to me, too.
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Both of those were such great reads for me. 🙂
Yeah! So glad you picked up First & Then because of something I said. I hope you liked it! I actually read half of these and all were great.
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I loved it! 🙂
Yay, glad to have made your list! I totally forgot that I also read The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet because of Greg!
Angela recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Recommendations
He always has such great book recs. 🙂
It makes me so happy when I see that I pushed someone to read Hollow Kingdom😁😁😁 I guess screaming about a book really works!
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It does, lol!
Red Winter, Sadie, and American Royals are all on my TBR! I loved First & Then. The Raven Boys was a miss for me, unfortunately. I really wanted to like it because of the hype but I strongly disliked it. Happy Reading!
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The Raven Boys wasn’t my favorite read. I preferred Rowan over all of the other characters.
I really ought to read The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet sometime.
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It’s a fun one!
I LOVE what you said about influencing. It’s so true both online and off. You don’t have to have a million followers or friends to make a difference.
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Salt to the Sea was so good! It has a special place in my heart 🙂
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I have read none of these, but have a few on my tbr.
Steph@paigesofbooks recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday–Books/ series I read/ am reading because they were recommend to me
I hope you enjoy them when you read them. 🙂
I’ve read Salt To The Sea, and I really, enjoyed seems the wrong word since it’s about a massive tragedy, but I certainly found it very interesting. The Raven Boys was actually a whim buy for me, I’m pretty sure I picked it up in a Waterstones because the cover was so pretty.
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I agree about Salt to the Sea. It was an incredible read but so tragic too.
Yay, Red Winter! 🙂 Glad I made your list with this rec! Recommendations are always a little scary to give, because not everyone has the same tastes, but one the other hand it’s always so much fun when you can discover a new favorite because of someone else’s recommendation 🙂 And I love how you put it – all of us book bloggers are kind of influencers in this way, that’s such a nice way to think about it.
I agree. It always makes me so happy when I see one of my book recs was a winner for someone else.
I am so happy you read Salt to the Sea because of me Suzanne!
Sophie Eloy recently posted…This was all your fault! Ten books (or more) that I have read thanks to recommendations. Top Ten Tuesday 10/20/2020
Such a great book!
Sam and Tanya are great at recommending books. I’ve read several they have recommended.
They really are!
I love seeing bloggers influencing one another with book recommendations–that’s the whole reason we all do this, right? 🙂 I think it’s awesome to see, and it looks like you’ve been recommended some awesome books!
Jordan @ Forever Lost in Literature recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read Because They Were Recommended
“When the right review makes it to the right reader, magic happens.” This is so true- I can’t even remember how many books I’ve tried because of blogger recs that I otherwise might not have! And more often than not I end up really liking them! I’m so glad too that I could talk you into reading Long Way. 🙂
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Right? Same here. Sometimes blogger recs work out even better for me than books I’ve chosen myself, lol.
How awesome is this? So excited that Jennifer put Slightly South of Simple on your radar! Woo hoo! Thanks so much for sharing. xoxo Kristy
I love that series so much. I just finished the second book a couple of weeks ago and am looking forward to starting the third one soon. 🙂
I love that you can remember who recommended certain books. I wish I was better about that. I loved Sadie. And I need to read some of these others.
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I usually try to write down who recommended it so I don’t forget. 🙂
I’ve read SO many books because of blogger recommendations! Sam @ WLABB has been urging me to read First and Ten for a long time. The funny thing is, I actually tried at one point, but now I can’t seem to locate my copy! I also bought Sadie because of all the buzz about it (basically all of my blogger friends have loved it), but I haven’t read that one yet. I did love The Raven Boys (I think Cait @ Paper Fury made me read that one), Salt to the Sea and Red Winter, though.
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I’ve read a couple of Emma Mills’ books because of Sam’s recs and loved them both. 🙂
I loved Sadie and Salt to the Sea. I also read them because of bloggers. People were shouting about them all over social media.
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Right? And I’m so glad I listened to all of those shouts because those were both such great reads.