For Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I’m talking about my most recommended books.
What is one book you recommend to everyone?
What makes a book recommendable? For me, it’s a book that I remember months and years later!
I’m a bit late posting this today because I found this list difficult to curate! I recommend so many books to a variety of readers, and my list of recommendable books is long! Have I mentioned that I’m an over-thinker?!
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I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: My Most Recommended Books
*** Titles are links to my reviews or Amazon Afiliate Links
Most Recommended Books
For Histfic Readers
(I have so, so many recs for this genre….I’ll recommend one new realase and one older release)
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Girl From Geurnica by Karen Robards
For Fans of SciFi and Audio Book
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
(definitely recommend the audio book for this one! IYKYK)
For Fans of Family Drama and Own Voices
A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
(that last section though….IYKYK)
For Fans of Books About Books
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
For Fans of Books Set in Bookshops
The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin
For Fans of Histfic/Thriller
For Fans of Diverse Voices
The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
For Fans of Literary Fiction
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
(***Trigger Warning: death of a child)
For Fans of Epistolary
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (then watch the film adaptation!)
For Fans of Fictionalized Biography
My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoi
For Fans of New Release
West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
For Fans of Novellas
(see my recent Novellas in November post here)
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman
For Fans of Light Women’s Fiction/Romance
The Moonlight Harbor Series by Sheila Roberts
Welcome to Moonlight Harbor is #1 (out of 7)
For Fans of Nonfiction
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede
(followed by the musical Come From Away…streaming on Apple TV+)
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
(great companion read with Project Hail Mary)
Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown
The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger
For Fans of MG
A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus
The War That Saved My Life and The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga
For Fans of YA
(or mature Middle Grade)
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
How many of my recs have you read?
Do you have a favorite book recomendation?
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Thanks Gina! 🙌
Wow, you thought of a lot of answers! I really loved Project Hail Mary.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-ive-recently-recommended-to-others/
Lol! I couldn’t stop myself! Is dangerous to ask me for a rec! Happy to hear we both loved PHM!
Wow! I now how to make a list from your post! My TBR mountain is exploding today!
Great list Carol!📚💜
Thanks Susan! I’m happy to help explode your tbr!
Great list, Carol! I like how you broke it down here. I have read 14 of these and have a couple more on my TBR.
Wow! 14! We’re book twins! 🙌💕📚
Almost. I often read a book after you have recommended it, Carol.💖📚
Slightly more than ten then? 😄 Some excellent choices there including a few which I haven’t read and have caught my eye.
Lol! I made myself stop! I was afraid to count them! 😂 even now, I’m tempted to add to the list!
We have similar reading tastes, so I’m not surprised that I’ve read seven of these and that many of the others are on my TBR list. There are a few, though, that I hadn’t heard of so I’ll definitely take a closer look at those. Thanks for all the great recs! I’m glad you overthink the topics so I have more books to check out 🙂
Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!
Happy to hear we’ve read many of tge same books! 🙌❤️
You have some of my often recommended books here – “Small Things Like These”; “Louding Voice” and “Hamnet”. As you say it’s a tough question to answer because so much depends on the reader.There are books I recommend to my husband that I would never recommend to my mum for example – and vice versa.
I’ve read two: The Rose Code and The Last Bookshop In London, both of which I loved. I really enjoyed the film adaptation of Guernsey and need to read the book one of these days. I’m currently reading I Must Betray You but I’m kind of dipping in and out so I’m not very far through yet.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/05/09/top-ten-tuesday-419/
I’m happy to hear we’ve shared some book love! Thanks for commenting!