Hi everyone! It’s been a couple of weeks since I did a Top Ten Tuesday post and thought I’d do a twist on this weeks prompt “Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me” and talk about the books I’ve bought because of the lovely people of the book community and haven’t read!
TTT is a weekly meme hosted by thatartsyreadergirl.
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
I joined to online book community a couple of years ago when KoS was coming out and just had to buy it shortly after it came out… not because of the reviews of how people loved it (because I seriously didn’t see that many reviews considering how hyped it was) but because it was everywhere on bookstagram. I bought this flipping book even though I’ve only read Shadow and Bone. I have all of Leigh’s YA books but haven’t ever read them.
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
I’ll tell you. The ONLY reason I bought this book was because I heard were a certain couple of the Night Court made an appearance. That’s the only reason why I bought that whopping thing of a book. I didn’t even make it all the way through EoS and bought KoA.
Serpent and Dove (and Blood and Honey) by Shelby Mahurin
Why did I buy Serpent and Dove you may be asking? Well, I heard that it has some spicy scenes if you catch my drift, and the majority of the book community loves the book. Then with Blood and Honey was coming out and there were a handful of book boxes doing special edition boxes, and I missed out on the US based ones, so I ended up getting the FairyLoot one. But unlike the other two books mentioned, I could see myself reading these books within the next couple of months.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
You know, this is another one of those series that you kind of see everywhere. I have books 1, 2, and 4, and I’ve only gotten through the first 20ish pages of the first book. I’m not exactly sure why I got the books other than them being around so much on the internet.
I have both books in the Savage Song Duology, the entire Shades of Magic Series, both of the books in The Tunnel of Bones series, and still haven’t read one of her books. I have a wide variety of genre and content that I don’t know where to start. I feel like overall Schwab is a well loved author in the community, and I’m kind of scared to start a book that so many people love.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor
I bought this book because it’s one of those books from back in the day that people read and talk about in passing, buy you really have no idea what it’s about. I bought it because it was at my local library sale a while back (not this year) and figured that since it was only a dollar, I didn’t have much to lose.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This is another book similar to Daughter of Smoke and Bone as to why I bought it!
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
This is one YA Christmas book that everyone talks about during the holiday season! I’ve read the Lady Jane books that Cynthia has co-written and really enjoyed them, so I’m excited to read this book that’s a retelling of The Christmas Story!
The Wicked King, Queen of Nothing, and King of Elfhame by Holly Black
Why do I keep buying books to The Cruel Prince series when I didn’t really enjoy the first one? Well because I suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out). For some reason in the depths of my mind, I tell myself that I’m going to read these books and somehow fall in love with the like everyone else and be glad that I bought them.
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
This is another book that came out when I first joined the book community, and I bought it because of all of the hype around an Asian MC in a ya fantasy book! I’ve heard mixed things about this book, so I’m not sure when I’m going to get to it.
What are some books you bought because of the online book community? Let me know below!
Happy reading until next week,