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Favourite Books I Was Recommended
I was surprised by how hard I found this topic. I'd never really had many books recommended to me, at least not before I started blogging. I don't know many other people who a big readers like me, so I am usually always the one recommending books. I buy them as gifts for people, do displays for them at my work and generally go on and on about my favourite books to people. But now, thanks to the blog, I get to class all of your wonderful reviews and comments about books as recommendations. Thanks to you guys, I've discovered a lot of amazing books since I started blogging.
The Hunger Games was one I was recommended by a guy I worked with. He was lucky enough to get an ARC copy of it and absolutely loved it. He recommended I read it as soon as it was released and it's probably the greatest recommendation I have ever been given. It created my absolute love of dystopian fiction and made me track down as many dystopians as I could get me hands on.
The Book Thief is another book I was recommended before I started blogging. My friend Tom had read it and said it was the greatest book he'd ever read, he practically demanded I read it. So, as soon as he left that day, I got a copy and started reading it. He wasn't wrong, it was a brilliant, beautiful and heart-breaking book.
Throne of Glass has become my new favourite series, I can't get enough of it!!! It's probably a book I would have gotten to eventually, but probably not till all the books were out. It was definitely all of Cait's fangirling for it, over on Notebook Sisters, that finally convinced me to pick this book up and give it a try. I am so happy that I did!
The Distance Between Us was a book I had considered reading for the longest time, but wasn't completely sold on. Amanda really raved about it on Book Badger, so it finally convinced me to give it a go. I am so happy I did, this book was the perfect contemporary romance. I will definitely be reading anything West writes.
Forbidden wasn't really recommended to me by anyone in particular. Back before I blogged, I had no one to recommend books for me so I did a lot of googling top ten lists, books similar to ones I loved and everything else. Forbidden was on so many peoples lists, it was recommended over and over again. I finally caved and borrowed a copy from work, I loved it so much that I ordered my own copy straight after finishing and then reread it as soon as it arrived.
My Weekly Book Haul: 30/08/2014
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Discussion: Why Insta-Love Instantly Turns Me Off A Book
Monthly Recap: August
Top Ten Tuesday: Characters That Would Be At My Lunch Table
Red Rising by Pierce Brown: 4.5/5 Review