Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!
Ten Books I Read Purely Based on a Recommendation
Twilight - I was deep (DEEP) in a HP withdrawal when my cousin Giselle said I needed to check out Twilight. Despite the film series and changing tastes, this series helped me get into the paranormal genre, as well as YA romances.
The Hunger Games - The very same cousin got my out of my Twilight withdrawal by turning me onto my very first dystopian read. THG remains one of my all-time favorite series to this day and my love for the series has only grown with time!
Divergent - After THG, I needed more dystopians in my life. Luckily there was Divergent. I enjoyed the first book back when I read it but have since fallen out of love with this series *cough* thanks to Allegiant *cough* but I'm still glad I familiarized myself with more dystopian fiction.
The Fever Series - This was my first adult UF series so I wasn't sure I'd get into it but friends told me to give it a try and to be patient with the MC for the first two books. I listened and it paid off big time. I have nothing but love for this series.
Darkest Powers Trilogy - Miss Armstrong came highly recommended by the few bookish family members I have so I gave her a try with The Darkest Powers trilogy and I am so happy I did! I loved these characters and their world.
Mistborn - Another cousin told me that if I liked fantasy I needed to read Mistborn. And Sanderson for that matter. She'd discovered the books by sheer coincidence and they ended up becoming of favorite of hers...as they did for me! #SandersonArmy
Charley Davidson - After loving Adult UF, I needed MORE. Luckily, a few friends had really enjoyed Charley Davidson so I took a chance and I'm happy to say I felt the same way :D Charley is the best thing.
The Lunar Chronicles - Despite my love of sci-fi and fairytales, I just wasn't sure if I'd love Cinder. It wasn't until every.single.one. of my blogger friends told me to quit stalling and READ IT that I found out how wrong I was...
The Raven Cycle - One of my best blogger friends Lee was blown away by The Raven Boys and her review and gushing made me add it to my wishlist. I'm forever grateful to her for pushing one of my now all-time favorite series on me ♥
A Monster Calls - Another blogging bestie Aylee gifted me A Monster Calls. Neither of us are big contemporary readers but she'd adored this and felt I would too. She was right. Lots of feels and a truly memorable story made this one a winner.
What books have you read purely based on a recommendation?