Top Ten Tuesday: Recommended Books Ashley Loved

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Top Ten Tuesday: Recommended Books Ashley Loved

This weeks topic really speaks to me because I’ve come a long way when it comes to taking book recommendations from people. I used to be super picky about what I read (5 years ago I’d never touch a YA book, now it’s about all I read). I used to only read from certain genre’s (mystery and fiction) and would never venture outside my comfort zone. Now I’m a sponge. I take everything into consideration and from almost anyone, customers in the store to Twitter peeps online and everyone in-between. Here are ten books I’ve recently read and loved.


11/22/63 Stephen King: A very long book but one of the best I’ve ever read, I love the historical aspect too!

A Study in Charlotte Brittany Cavallaro: A modern-day Sherlock story, totally loved it.

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld: This was actually my first Westerfeld title and I’m completely hooked!

The Elegance of the Hedgehog Muriel Barbery: My very first audio book ever. Great performance and the story was suprising!

Cinder Marissa Meyer: I wouldn’t have read this without ALL the recommendations. I thought robots, not for me…

Ready Player One Ernest Cline: I was on the fence with this book for a while, recommendations pushed me to pick it up.

She’s Come Undone Wally Lamb: I love this book and the author so much. One of the books that really started me collecting.

Beautiful Lies Lisa Unger: One of my favorite used bookstore owners forced me to buy this, I was not disappointed!

I’ll Give You the Sun Jandy Nelson: Customer recommended, I could totally hang out with these characters!

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford: History, romance and WWII need I say more?


What books were recommended to you that you ended up loving?


Ashley @ Gone with the Words

4 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Recommended Books Ashley Loved”

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    Jess @Everthecrafter

    I really enjoyed ready player one.
    Book recs can be so hit and miss, I think there’s extra pressure to enjoy it if someone you know has recommended it. But then if you do love it, yay! Someone to talk to about it! Haha.

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    I read 11/22/63 as well but mainly because the story line of the JFK assassination though. And I wanted to read it before watching the series on Hulu. (I didn’t bother to finish the series after finishing the book.)

    It sounds like you have a ton of great recommendations for books. I hope that trend continues for you!

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