Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Ten Books I've Read Because of Book Reviews

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week's topic is Top Ten Books I've Bought/Borrowed Because....

  1. Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, # 1) by Pierce Brown - Picked up because of Kimba @ The Caffeinated Reviewer.
  2. Me Before You (Me Before You, # 1) by Jojo Moyes - Picked up because I first saw The Aussie Zombie's review (I'd link to it but her blog is no longer available), but then Paula and I went to see the movie and that settled my desire to read it.
  3. All Lined Up (Rusk University, # 1) by Cora Carmack - Picked up because of Naomi @ Nomi's Paranormal Palace (she's since changed her blog name).
  4. Breathe Annie Breathe (Hundred Oaks, # 5) by Miranda Kenneally - Picked up because of Anna Reads (her blog is also no longer active, but someone else has created a new blog with the same name).
  5. Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones - I didn't actually read her reviews, but I saw Kimba constantly rating these books four and five stars so when I had the opportunity I checked them out and loved them.
  6. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord - I can't remember who I saw review this one, but I remember it sticking in my head.
  7. In Five Years by Rebecca Serle - Read because of Jennifer's review on Goodreads.
  8. Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich - Because of my sister's word of mouth review.
  9. When It's Real by Erin Watt - Because of Holly's review.
  10. Partials (Partials, # 1) by Dan Wells - Because of The Aussie Zombie's review.

So tell me, which books have you read based solely off reading someone else's review? Let me know!


  1. Ooh, yours is my favorite style of post. I am always so curious what draws people toward choosing the books they do. I don't read many people's reviews per se, but I have definitely picked up a couple based off people's TTT blurbs -- most recently Amy Harmon's From Sand and Ash and Diane Les Becquet's The Last Woman in the Forest.

    And I didn't realize Breathe, Annie, Breathe was related to any other books! I've seen it at the library for ages but hadn't been compelled enough to check it out.

  2. I love that you chose to focus on people's reviews! That's a reason why I also have tendency to pick up certain books.

  3. It's so cool that you shared links to the reviews that made you pick up certain books. I need to start doing that, too!

    My TTT .

  4. Nice to have friends and family to recommend good books. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/04/ttt-040720.html

  5. Jessica @ a GREAT readApril 7, 2020 at 3:20 PM

    Oh nice! Charley Davidson was one I broke down for too after reading some reviews. When I saw the cover I initially thought it wasn't my kind of book but oh how wrong I was! Lol! Love this series!! Still waiting to hear word of more because the way the series ended...eek!!!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. I'm impressed that you remember who recommended what books to you. I need to keep better track of that so I can go back and thank the bloggers who recommend great books to me. Everyone likes to know when their recommendations hit their mark, right? Thanks for inspiring me to be better :)

    Happy TTT!


  7. Great list! I loved reading Red Rising! It was such an interesting and intense book!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  8. I love the Red Rising saga and hope you do too.

  9. i am amazed you remember who recommend what too. this is a great post and i see some familiar authors, even if the book listed isn't one i've read.

    sherry @

  10. The Charley Davidson was so awesome - I'm hoping we'll get a spin off series in the future. :)

    Check out my TTT and my review of Titan's Day by Dan Stout