When blogging meets books there’s a high chance of having an ever-increasing To-Be-Read list … and I am guilty as charged! That’s why I chose to participate in today’s Top Ten Tuesday and share with you 7 recent additions to my To-Read List, with a spin: I refer to books that I added on my TBR because I was inspired by other book bloggers.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born out of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

§  Circe by Madeline Miller

circe readers high tea

Inspired by Trang from Bookidote

Greek mythology adapted for contemporary readers – how can I resist? I was very much into Greek mythology during my childhood, and Trang’s review reminded me of the times I was reading over and over again my “Legends of Olympus” books.


§ The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

the miniaturist readers high tea

Inspired by Izzy from Thinking and Inking

Having lived for 2 years in The Netherlands, this historical story set in Amsterdam seemed very appealing. And Izzy’s enthusiasm for this book made me add it to the Must Read List!


§ The Inheritors by William Golding

the inheritors readers high tea

Inspired by Lisa from ANZLitLovers

A very long time ago I read “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, and I remember that it had an impact on me. It’s the first time I hear/read about another novel by Golding, and I really want to give it a try.


§ When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

when breath becomes air readers high tea

Inspired by Cali’s Book Camp

Usually, I am not very keen on reading non-fiction, but this already-famous story seems to be a very emotional one. Plus when I was a kid I wanted to become a doctor 🙂


§ First Person by Richard Flanagan

first person readers high tea

Inspired by Lisa from ANZLitLovers

This is a book I have for a longer time on my TBR list, and I was attracted by the fact that it is written by Flanagan – I previously liked and enjoyed his other book “The Narrow Road to the Deep North“.


§ Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee

eggshell skull readers high tea

Inspired by Lucy from The Literary Edit

I want to read because it’s about Australia. But it is also a justice system that routinely fails women and the courage to fight the system. “A relevant read in the wake of the #MeToo movement”, as Lucy wrote about it.


§ The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

count of monte cristo readers high tea

Inspired by The Blue Bore

No TBR list is complete without a classic! The review written by The Blue Bore reminded me that I actually enjoyed reading “War and Peace” (also a long classic), and I hope “The Count of Monte Cristo” will offer a similar (or better) experience.


That’s all from my side! What books did you add on your TBR because you were inspired by book bloggers?

‘Till next time … happy reading!


Cover photo by Brandi Redd on Unsplash. Book covers from Goodreads

10 thoughts on “The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List inspired by other bloggers (Top Ten Tuesday)

    1. Yes, I used to have the same issue! Now I save the links (if I’m on the laptop) or make a screenshot (if I’m on the phone). I think I will write this kind of post from time to time, to share my findings with other readers 🙂

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  1. I really loved “The Count of Monte Christo” when I was a child- it has revenge, gold, a secret love story, and a handsome hero. “When Breath Becomes Air” is a unique and beautifully-written book dealing with the meaning of life and suffering 🙂 Great list!

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  2. Nice post! I was not impressed with The Miniaturist, but all the others sound very interesting, especially Eggshell Skull.

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  3. hi thank you for taking some time visiting my blog. Non-fiction is not really something that everyone reads (just like me) I hope you like it or gain something from it.

    You can also read Tuesday’s with Morrie I think I like that one better 🌻🌻🌻


    1. Thanks a lot for the recommendation!
      In the meantime I read “When Breath Becomes Air” and I enjoyed it a lot – it actually felt a bit like reading a fiction book 🙂 In Romanian we have a saying “life beats the movie” (mot-a-mot translation), meaning that life can be much more exciting/surprising than a movie 🙂

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