Hey there, sweetpeas!
Sometimes you just don’t know what to read. (Even though your tbr might be an integral part of the structure of your building by now.) And what would be easier than ask other people to recommend you books? And by recommend I more often than not mean that they have been shoving those books in my face until I caved. I admit it.
So, today I wanna show you some books that I have been advised to read by others and then we’ll see if it has paid off in the end or not.
This post is linked in with the TTT.
Recommended by: various friends on Bookstagram
Did it pay off? Unfortunately, while I like Schab’s writing style and the idea of this world, I couldn’t quite bring myself to like this book. I didn’t really like the characters and was more or less confused all the time.
Recommended by: my friend M-Jay, who positively loves this book beyond compare
Did it pay off? I think so? It’s been a while that I read it and it was not bad. I didn’t feel like reading the other books of the series afterwards though.
Recommended by: my best friend
Did it pay off? Do you mean to ask if I was sitting in the hallway of our hostel on a school trip and crying to myself? Yes, I did. I haven’t read many Nicolas Sparks novels after that but this one was recommended by my friend and the promised heartache did happen. So, success?
Recommended by: my Australian friend Chessca who said she would read a book I recommended if I read one she recommended
Did it pay off? For her? Definitely! I told her to read “A Winter’s Promise” and she loved it but me and A court of Thorns and Roses? I have to admit that I don’t really get the hype. Afterwards everybody suddendly said that it’s the second book that is so good but I don’t know if I really wanna do this to myself.
Recommended by: several people on Bookstagram
Did it pay off? Unfortunately not. I did not like the book very much and ended up putting it indefinitely about half way through. It was not for me.
Recommended by: Geri, a bookstagram friend
Did it pay off? Oh, boy. Oh, boy! People, that might just be the best book that has ever been recommended to me. I loved it I love the whole series and if you haven’t read the books yet then you should and as soon as possible. It’s acutally one of those books that I loved so much that I have trouble to read the last book in the series because I just don’t want it to end.
Recommended by: Several bookbloggers
Did it pay off? I can’t really say? I have trouble getting into this book. I really wanna read it but I kinda get stuck after the first few chapters and never wanna continue. Maybe I should give up on that one.
Okay, at this point I cannot think of any more books that were really actively recommended to me by people that really actively came up to me and said, here, read this!
So, what’s the verdict here? I’m afraid that most of the books recommended to me were more meh or flops than books I really loved. So does that mean that you should stop recommending books to me? Of course not! Keep the recommendations coming, especially if you really loved a book! Especially if it’s Middlegrade! Especially if you think that I really, really, really should read this book!
What books have people recommended to you? Did you like them?