Books I’ve Recommended to Others in My Life


I didn’t really have anything to write about today’s prompt. I can’t think of anything crazy I’ve ever done in the name of books. So because of that, I started scrolling through the prompt list and an idea to talk about books I’ve recommended to friends and family popped into my head. That’s what I went with.

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 of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

original prompt: Outrageous/Crazy/Uncharacteristic Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books
my prompt: Books I’ve recommended to others in my life

by V.E. Schwab

I’m currently lending this to my dad, I chose this one because I think he will enjoy the superhero tropes that are slightly shifted.

Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline

I’ve recommended this to several of my family members, I made my mom read it, I bought a copy for my dad to read and both of them really enjoyed it as well.

American Gods
by Neil Gaiman

I’m currently lending this to my dad as well but I’m also second guessing my choice on this. I chose it for the unique road trip with dozens of different and interesting characters that show up, I also thought that he would appreciate the humor as well.

Strange the Dreamer
by Laini Taylor

I loaned this to a friend and it made me so happy when she texted me a bunch of hearts and heart eye emojis.

by Brandon Sanderson

I loaned this to the same friend as above because another one of her friends loves Brandon Sanderson and wanted her to read his work.

Poison Study
by Maria V Snyder

The same friend, she read this one as well and enjoyed it a lot.

The Simple Wild
by K.A. Tucker

I loaned this one to my grandma, she’s not a big romance fan but she used to live in Alaska and since this one is set in Alaska I recommended it to her.

Next Year In Havana
by Chanel Cleeton

Another loan to my grandma and shes set to start it today! I’m so excited for her to read it.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Loaned to my grandma, she hasn’t started it yet but I will keep you posted on her thoughts! This is another one that I’m very excited for her to start.

Have you loaned any books out to family or friends? Which ones and how did they like them?

6 thoughts on “Books I’ve Recommended to Others in My Life

    1. His typical choice are crime thrillers, he reads a lot of john grisman and david baldacci so I’ve been pleasantly surprised by his reception of these and that I’ve trying to broaden his range lol


      1. Lol my first thought was to attempt a dad joke about Grisham and baldacci being dad authors but I couldn’t form one lol, it would be worth a shot right. But I knew my dad would be into fantasy because he likes LotR and GoT so if your dad is also a fan of those he might just like some fantasy


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