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.  

Depending on the weekly topic I write a post and this week’s theme picked my interest!

This week’s TTT topic is books I have read because of recommendations 

And honestly, sticking to ten will be a huge challenge!

The first to come to mind is Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid!

I didn’t plan on reading it, at all! But I made a deal with Daisy from @DGBookBlog: I would read it if she read Six of Crows. None of these were in our beloved usual genre and we both ended up loving our respective reads!


The second is I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios. 

This was all Tanya @girlplusbooks ‘s “fault” as she gushed about it in a top ten or so and…I took a chance. I totally fell in love with that story!


Then we have the Red Winter trilogy by Annette Marie!

I read that one because Raven @dreamyaddiction and Jen @stracrossedbooksblog asked me to budy read. I wanted to try an Annette Marie’s book for a long time and we all loved it so much that we read the whole trilogy together and after, we went from the Blood and Stones series!


Then we have Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel.

This again was all Raven‘s fault as I fell in love with her review and honestly, that book was one of my best YA fantasy read! It just “clicked” for me.


Let’s get to Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

I read that one because I won a giveaway organized by Pielady on Instagram. I entered because that book gathered raving reviews and that story ended up being heart wrenchingly beautiful!


Later, I was tempted to go out of my comfort zone after having seen plenty of enthusiastic reviews about The Sun Down Motel by Simone StJames. Mogsy’s review from @bibliosanctum was the push that I needed!

Horror is not my genre but I was so blown away that I still want to find a similar read so, if you have a recommendation for me, just shoot!


Just a few months ago, I read A Discovery of Witches trilogy by Deborah Harkness.

Again, this was all because of my friend Bex from @mummyisreading on Instagram as she could not stop singing the praise of that book!


Another book I read this year because of one of you is What I Carry from Jennifer Longo

This cute and emotional book was a favorite of Sam @weliveandbreathebooks and I confess that the lovely cover won me over even more!


This month I opted to read His & Hers by Alice Feeney.

It was a book club read on Instagram and I wanted to read some adult crime/thriller. It hasn’t been my genre for a long time but what better way to rekindle my love for crime than with book buddies right? It’s been a mind blowing read! With twists within the twists and a huge recommendation!


Last but not least, I followed Suanne Laqueur’s recommendation for these two last books!

Fredrik Backman: Beartown. It was simply an amazing study of the human heart and soul as well as an unforgetable experience. That book was my best read of 2018!

And the Silver Cage by Anonymous, also recommended by Suanne Laqueur.

That book is the epitome of the underdog. Unknown and overlooked by a multitude yet it gave me one of the most powerfuk book hangovers from my life!


See? Eleven books. Not so bad when I have tons more to fit this category!


Have you read some of these?

Thanks for reading!



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  1. Awww, I love that you read What I Carry, because the book is so good and so under loved. I think Tanya nudged me into finally reading my copy of I’ll Meet You There (and it was fantastic). I am almost done with Bear Town right now and it’s so good.