Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  For more information, or to join the fun yourself, check out their blog!

Top Ten Books I've Recommended Recently

This week is technically a "freebie" week on The Broke and the Bookish, so I thought I'd share the top ten books I've recommended to others recently!  These are in no particular order.

Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
1. Elephant Company by Vicki Croke.  Recommended to the hubby; he read it and loved it.  (I read it and loved it too.)

No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII
2. No Better Friend by Robert Weintraub.  Recommended it to the hubby; he's currently reading it and loving it.  (I haven't read it yet.)

3. Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins.  Recommended it to an aunt; she agreed with my consensus that it's adorable for reading with little ones.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
4. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.  Recommended it to a coworker; she hasn't read it yet.

Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
5. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow.  Recommended to a teen at work who is really into hacking.  Haven't heard yet whether or not she read it and/or enjoyed it.

Penguins with People Problems
6. Penguins With People Problems by Mary Laura Philpott.  Recommended to my sister; I don't think she's read it yet.

The Isle of the Lost (Descendants, #1)
7. The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz.  Recommended it to a teen at work; she watched the movie but didn't read the book (yet).  Close?  ;)

The Bookman’s Tale
8. The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett.  Recommended this one to a whole handful of people, it was so good!  At least three of them told me that they read it and enjoyed it.

The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey, #1)
9. The Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans.  Recommended these to a friend's teen, who read all of them in under three weeks, he liked them so much!

Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Confessions, #1)
10. Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson.  I recommend this one to teens at work on the regular.

And the reverse.... books recommended to me lately!

The Nightingale
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  Recommended to me by a sister-in-law; read it and loved it!

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.  Recommended to me by a coworker; am still waiting my turn on the library's holds list.

StrengthsFinder 2.0
Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath.  Recommended to me by a coworker, but haven't read yet.

The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma.  Recommended by a sister-in-law; read it and loved it!

Want more details about why I recommend any of these?  Ask in the comments!  (Didn't want the post to be pages and pages long, and I can totally gush over these 10 books.)  Leave a link in the comments and I'll be sure to check out your Top Ten also!


  1. Ok... definitely need to check out Penguins with People Problems - that cover is adorable! Also intrigued by The Reading Promise. My TTT

  2. I just bought Six of Crows, I could not pass up buying it in the 2 for 20 sale. I told myself i would not buy anymore books, but I did. Confessions of a Murder Suspect look good.

  3. I've recommended that Patterson book to a friend recently - and she really enjoyed it. I don't know if she's read more of the series or not, though.

    Check out my TTT.