Top Ten Books I’m So Happy Were Recommended to Be [Top Ten Tuesday]

You all make me read some awesome books. Books I never would have read otherwise. In no particular order, I give you The Top Ten Books I’m So Happy Were Recommended To Me (share yours in the comments!):


My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
Recommended by: Jennifer at Mrs Q: Book Addict
I didn’t love the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books so I probably would have passed this one by if Jennifer hadn’t recommended it.


Genesis by Bernard Beckett
Recommended by: Beth Fish Reads
Spent a wonderful afternoon with this one.


Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Recommended by: Michelle at Galleysmith
I shy away from books about school shootings but I couldn’t resist when Michelle recommended to me.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Recommended by: Random Teenager
Again, a wonderful afternoon spent with this one.


The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks bu E. Lockhart
Recommended by: Emily at Books, the Universe & Everything
Loved this one. Thanks, Emily.


Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Recommended by: Jen at Makeshift Bookmark
Yeah. This book made the blog two days in a row. It’s that awesome.


America, America by Ethan Canin
Recommended by: Jen at Devourer of Books
Specifically, the audiobook. The narrator = amazing.


Blankets by Craig Thompson
Recommended by: Nymeth at Things Mean A Lot
My first graphic novel. Never would have read it if not for Nymeth’s gushing.


The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
Recommended by: My husband
This book and I had a wonderful little affair.


Leaving this one open for all the future possibilities. You all recommend some amazing books.

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by the lovely ladies of The Broke and the Bookish.

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I’m So Happy Were Recommended to Be [Top Ten Tuesday]

  1. colleen May 3, 2011 / 9:55 am

    You do such a good job of keeping track of who recommends books! I don’t always remember exactly who recommended it but notice when I see a few good reviews from people I trust.


    • Michelle May 3, 2011 / 1:09 pm

      I had to do a little digging for the recommenders. Generally, I try to say who forced a book upon me in the review. 🙂


  2. Sidne May 3, 2011 / 10:15 am

    wow, you recalled you recommended the book, i could not for the bloggers. but i’m writing them down now.
    Shade caught my eye.


    • Michelle May 3, 2011 / 1:08 pm

      Read SHADE immediately. 🙂


  3. zibilee May 3, 2011 / 10:44 am

    I have not read any of these books, and now I am thinking, where the heck have I been? All of these sound wonderful, and I am adding a few to my wish list. Thanks for sharing them!


    • Michelle May 3, 2011 / 1:08 pm

      Happy to add to your own TBR 🙂


  4. Sandy May 3, 2011 / 4:58 pm

    I’m like Colleen…I can’t remember who gives me my ideas. I totally DO remember when Candace reviewed Genesis. I think I tried to track it down on audio and had no luck. I may have to get back on the library website again and see.


  5. Books are my Boyfriends May 3, 2011 / 7:31 pm

    Not to get melodramatic in the comments section, but “Perks” basically got me through my freshman year of high school. I love it with the fire of a thousand suns. Also love “Frankie Landau” and “Blankets.” Nice picks, pal!


    • Michelle May 4, 2011 / 1:34 pm

      That’s so great that you had a book like that. 🙂


    • Michelle May 4, 2011 / 1:33 pm

      I tried to find more books by him but they’re all political. 😦


  6. Laura May 4, 2011 / 12:10 am

    I have Blankets on my shelf from the library. It’s the second time I’ve checked it out, so I really need to get to it. Your blog is lovely, by the way.

    Check out my list here


    • Michelle May 4, 2011 / 1:33 pm

      Ooh, I hope you get to it soon. It will only take you a few hours. And it is SO GOOD.


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