#TopTenTuesday: Books I Recommend to Others the Most

Weโ€™re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is Books I Recommend to Others the Most.

It’s only Tuesday and with the week I’ve already had thus far, I’m glad that this week’s topic is pretty straightforward. I honestly tend to hesitate when recommending books because I’m always worried that whoever I recommend a book to will hate it and then never talk to me again or never trust my opinion again, lol. Can you tell I’m an overthinker? Anyway, here are ten books that I think I’ve recommended the most and though I’m not sure if people have read the book on my rec, it still counts, right?! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Jade City*
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Take A Hint, Dani Brown


The Goddess of Nothing at All
Legends & Lattes
The Nightingale
Sorcery of Thorns

Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come

Have you read any of these books or have they ever been recommended to you? Did you love them or were they not for you? Do you enjoy recommending books to others? What are some of your favourite books to recommend?

58 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday: Books I Recommend to Others the Most

  1. I very rarely recommend books either. I will endorse a book, but I worry about pushing someone to read a book though I have been successful with people who I understood well. The Nightingale is a book that I think has such wide appeal. I would feel safe recommending that one

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  2. Big yes to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. It took ages for me to convince my sister to read it and when she finally did she loved it. I actually do not recommend often, but I make exceptions for Taylor Jenkins Reid and Kristen Hannah. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I convinced two of my besties to read it and they were shocked by how they devoured the book. It’s so awesome ๐Ÿ˜ I do make exceptions for both these authors as wellโ€”they’v got wider appeal, I think!


    • I hope you get to it soon and that you end up loving it too! It’s such a wonderfully cosy fantasy ๐Ÿฅฐ Sorry I’m Late is fantasticโ€”I don’t read a lot of non-fiction but I devoured this one so quickly. It was so relatable, lol. Happy reading!

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  3. Same. I’ve read some stinkers because friends recommended them to me and then when they asked what I thought about the book it was just…awkward. LOL. I recommend THE NIGHTINGALE a lot, too. It seems to be universally loved. I’ve seen LEGENDS AND LATTES getting tons of love in the blogosphere, too. It’s not my genre at all, but I’m still planning to read it at some point. Oh, and SORRY I’M LATE is one I also really liked. I listened to it on audio with the author reading it, which was great. Nice list!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


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    • LOL, it’s so awkward when they *love* it and I don’t or vice versa. Painfully awkward, haha! I feel like Hannah’s and TJR’s books are easy to be loved by many and I think even Legends & Lattes is perfect for those who don’t dabble often or hesitate to dabble in fantasy. It’s such a lite cosy fantasy ๐Ÿฅฐ I feel like Sorry I’m Late is such an underrated NF read! I need to recommend it more ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


  4. Yes! Your recommendation of the Brown Sisters series encouraged me to pick it up. Take a Hint was my absolute favorite!! And I’ve added Jade City to my tbr thanks to you, too. Hopefully I can get to it someday. ๐Ÿ˜ Happy reading this week, Dini!

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  5. I did read some of Sorcery of Thorns a couple of years ago but although I loved the characters, I was in a bad reading slump at the time and was just finding it hard to stick with the story, so I’ll have to go back and finish it at some point because I do want to find out what happened to Nathaniel and Elisabeth. The Nightingale is on my TBR and I really need to get to Jade City one of these days as I hear so much good stuff about it.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/05/09/top-ten-tuesday-419/

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    • Oh, that’s always the risk when picking things up during a slump. I hope that you return to it some day and find you enjoy it more although I get if it doesn’t happen cos I’ve got a few books that made it onto my “pick it back up later” list when I read them during a terrible slump and they’re still on that list… over 5 years later! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I also hope you love The Nightingale and Jade City! I love love love both books so much ๐Ÿ’œ


      • Yeah, I was really hoping that it would help get me out of the slump but alas no luck there! I definitely would like to but that year was a really bad year with quite a lot of books that I put down and said I’d pick back up later, so we’ll see how that goes! I guess there’s no real time limit on going back to things….only my memory I suppose, by the time I go back, I might have forgotten everything that happened and have to start again! Thank you, I’m looking forward to reading both.


  6. I love this ttt topic so MUCH okay. And have basically been having the best time reading everyone’s posts all day because I love having more books added to my tbr CAN YOU TELL. also!!!!! I LOVE your list and must read all of these ALTHOUGH IVE ALREADY READ AND LOVED EVELYN HUGO AND THE NIGHTINGALE SO THE REST OBVIOUSLY HAVE TO BE GREAT TOO AND I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!! thank you so much for sharing this!!!!!

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  7. Oooh I didn’t realize you’ve read The Goddess of Nothing At All! I want to pick that one up so the fact that you’ve enjoyed it means I’m probably going to love it, too!


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