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Top Ten Books That Have Been Recommended To Me
- Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor - Yes. This book, the book that I have been pushing mercilessly into the hands of every semi-willing reader I can find, was recommended to me by two people; Pixie from The Bookaholic and Taylor from Thoughts Of An Endless Dreamer. This was, in fact, the result of one of those "Name a title and I'll buy it" requests. I paid full price for the hardback, which I never do for a first-in-the-series book, but my only regret is that I didn't buy it sooner.
- Harry Potter by J.K Rowling - The series that opened the door into a whole new world of reading for me only ever found its way into my young hands because of a cousin of mine talking my ear off about it, and even sending me the copy. Before Harry and Hogwarts, I was one of those *gasp*! non-readers who thought books were "boring". Gah, I shudder just thinking about those dark days....
- The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning - I have never found myself more addicted to a series or its Alpha Male bad-guy romance than with this one, and I never would have picked it up if I hadn't been stalking one of my favorite GR reviewers' archives for her 5-star books.
- Everneath by Brodi Ashton - Debby from Snuggly Oranges reviewed this one a few months back. I had never even heard of the book before, but after reading that review, I immediately rushed over to Amazon to order my very own copy. I fell in love with it within the first few pages.
- Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - Another book recommended by The Bookaholic's Pixie. To think, it took weeks of incessant nagging and more than one threat to get me to agree to read this one. Oh, Etienne, I am so sorry I ever doubted you.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - Years ago, when this was just another new debut on the shelves, an old friend of mine told me I should check it out. I had absolutely no idea that it would become the ginormous hype monster that it has at the time. I even remember thinking the title sounded kind of stupid. But I fell so completely in love with it that I finished it in one sleepless night.
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman - Another of Pixie's contributions to my bookshelf, Stardust made me realize that Gaiman is soooo much more than just the author of the Sandman graphic novels.
- City Of Thieves by David Benioff - The same friend who recommended The Hunger Games turned me on to this one, which is so far outside of my reading comfort zone that I was sure I'd be unable to connect with it. Fastfoward to the end, with me turning the last pages with tears streaming down my face and a wad of used Kleenex by my side.
- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green - Pixie is turning out to dominate this list, but TFiOS was yet another of her wonderful recommendations. Another one that I doubt I'd have ever read without her invaluable nagging. Now it's one of my absolute favorites.
- Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice - Nearly a decade ago, in my 9th grade English class, someone casually commented about how much she loves Anne Rice's vampires. This was when I was in the thick of my vampire frenzy, so pretty much anything with the words "vampire book" and "good" equated to a recommendation I couldn't turn down in my mind. This is one of the few that still sits on my Favorites list long after my vamp love died down.
Obviously, some of my favorite books have been recommended to me. Do you have any you think I should read? Leave it in the comments! And as always, if you have a TTT this week, link to it so I can return the comment love!