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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I've Read Because of Other Bloggers

This week's TTT topic is books we've read on the recommendations of book blogs and vlogs. Here goes!

1. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra: I am fairly certain that I read this book because of Lianne over at Eclectic Tales, and I loved it. His second book has easily been my favourite read this year.

2. Walk On Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: I read this because it was mentioned in one of Emily May's vlogs, and I'm super stoked to have the sequel in my hot hands to start today! It's also the first western I'd read in a long time... possibly in my entire life.

3. The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng: I think I read this from Barefoot Med Student's blog, and was excited to find a book that dealt with my husband's native country of Malaysia.

4. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: I'm not sure where in particular I found out about this book, but it seems to be on a fair amount of blogs.

5. The Diviners by Libba Bray: Same as above. I'd seen it mentioned on various sites, and decided to take a risk. I ended up loving this book and am excited to read the rest of the series.

6. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan: This is thinly veiled Will and Kate fanfiction... and I loved it. I think it first came to my attention via a few blogs, among them The Broke and the Bookish and Tiff at Mostly YA Lit.

7. Simon Versus the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: I first became intrigued by this book when I bought a copy for the Broke and Bookish Secret Santa last year and sent it to Tiff at Mostly YA Lit. I realized then that I wanted to read it for myself, and what a sweet book it was.

8. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han: This is another book that I saw on multiple sites, and decided to purchase when it popped up in my email on a list of Kindle deals. I adore the characters in this series and the light escape it provides from regular life.

9. The Young Elites by Marie Lu: I think I learned of this one from The Book Geek. To be honest, the first book wasn't my favourite and I have yet to read the sequel, but they did lead me to check out the dystopian Legend series, which I enjoyed.

10. Everything by Rainbow Rowell: I had never heard about her before I started checking out book blogs, and man, did I get hooked after reading Eleanor & Park. Her books are so addictive and the characters so interesting.


  1. Omg we are twinning for All the Boys and Simon Vs! They're both on my list too. The internet wildly recommended them, right?!? WITH GOOD CAUSE. They're such good books (although the ending of To All The Boys kind of left me devastated and crying for the sequel bahaha XD). I also adore Code Name Verity and it was pretty much everywhere when it first came out, right?!? Here's my TTT!

    1. Yes! I have read sooo many great books because of book bloggers.

  2. I've heard so many great things about Walk the Earth a Stranger - I don't know why I haven't read it yet!

    Check out my TTT.

  3. I discovered Libba Bray through fellow bloggers too, and I'm so glad I did!

  4. I think I heard about Code Name Verity on Twitter - there may have been a conversation with Elizabeth Wein around something someone posted on the #bookaday hashtag. And I agree about Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. It's so great. Here's my TTT if you're interested.

  5. Yay for A Constellation of Vital Phenomena! =D :3 Really happy to hear you've enjoyed both of Anthony Marra's books :)