Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
This week’s topic is Books on my TBR that were recommended to me. I looked through my TBR and through blogs that I have bookmarked to come up with my list. Most of these books have already been read. I will say that there are about 6 bloggers that have recommended several books to me, but there are even more that I trust when reading reviews.
This book was recommended to me by Mackey at Macsbooks. This ended up being a 5 Star read for me. My review here. This was a book that I took several days to read as I immersed myself into the life of Cyril Avery. Mackey hooked me with her wonderful review of this wonderful story by Irish author John Boyne.
Nikki at The Secret Library Book Blog, recommended this one and I loved it. This audiobook has Pam Ayres reading some of her poetry as well as telling anecdotes behind the pieces. I laughed so hard. This is another of those books that ended up being 5 Stars for me. My Review.
Davida at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog, often has me checking out her selections. She has recommended many books that I have read and loved, but the one I selected for this post is The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis. This is a multi-generational story set in the south. Miss Judith Kratt tells the story of her past using items in her house that she is making a list of. Amazing story that earned 5 Stars from me.
Carol at Reading Ladies Book Club is another blogger who often has me heading to the shelves to select a book. One that she recommended and I absolutely loved is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. This is an amazing historical fiction story where I learned about the Book Women in the Kentucky Hills as well as the Blue People. A very interesting and enjoyable story that received 5 Stars from me.
Lynne at Fictionophile has a great blog. Not only does she publish amazing reviews, but she has several fun and interesting posts. Check out her cover lover series. I often add books to my TBR after a visit to Ficionophile. The one book I am adding to my list is The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell.. This is the story of a house and how it affects two generations of women. It was just the right blend of mystery, historical and Gothic fiction, that wraps up with a bittersweet ending. I gave this one 4.5 Stars.
Another of the blogs I love and often get recommendations from is Jennifer at JENNIFER ~ TAR HEEL READER. Not only does she write great reviews that often have me adding books to my TBR, but she takes the most amazing photos of her books to post to bookstagram. The book I am adding to this list is Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber. This is a book that was not even on my radar until I read Jennifer’s review. This is a wonderful character driven novel with some magic thrown in. I loved it and gave it 5 Stars.
Jonetta at The Blue Mood Cafe is a lover of audiobooks and often recommends an audiobook that I end up loving. I had planned on reading Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins but after reading Jonetta’s review of the audiobook, I listened to it instead. This was a serious, multi-generational book that I ended up loving. This was another that I ended up giving 5 Stars to. A wonderful character driven, family saga.
Susan at SUSANLOVESBOOKS is a blog I visit everyday. First I start the morning with her Good Morning post, complete with an inspirational saying and an invitation to have a coffee and a great day. She is another person that often recommends books that I love. Not only does she get me picking up a book, but a whole series. She recommended Ruth Logan Herne to me and I loved The Shepherd’s Crossing Trilogy. Good, clean, Christian Romance. Her Cowboy Reunion & A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing by Ruth Logan Hearne has reviews for the first two books in the trilogy. Both books received 4.5 stars from me.
Shalini at SHALINI’S BOOKS & REVIEWS is another prolific reviewer who has introduced me to several new authors and is a lover of thrillers. I have added many books to my TBR after reading her reviews. I will say that she has a way with words and her reviews are wonderful. The one that I am adding to this list is one I have not read yet, but hope to read it soon. The New Girlfriend by Sheryl Browne (click to go to Shalini’s review).
Sandy over at Sandy’s Book a Day Blog, is another blogger that is responsible for many of the books on my Mount TBR. One that I read recently based on her review is, An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten. This was a humorous book made up of three novellas. This lady was a hoot and you didn’t want to get on her bad side. This was a relatively short book and I listened to the audio version. A fun read.
Here are ten books that I read or added to my TBR based on recommendations from other bloggers. I could have added at least 10 more. I apologize to all the wonderful bloggers that I could not include in this post, but know that there are so many of you out there who have added to my Mount TBR and I am eternally grateful for that.