Fellow bloggers inspire me so much to read and explore books that I wouldn’t have thought of myself! I join this week’s Top Ten Tuesday with a 5+5 formula: 5 books I already read and 5 books I want to read soon, all recommended by bloggers.

Links of the books I read direct you to my reviews of those books, if you’re interested in more details. Enjoy! 🙂

Books I read because book bloggers recommended them

1. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

This book was recommended by Diana from Thoughts on Papyrus and it was one of the best reads of this summer! Murder mystery set in an exotic setting, perfect for a lazy holiday afternoon.

2. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

I first heard about “As I Lay Dying” from Holly from The Nut Free Nerd, whose passionate review convinced me to read the book in 2018. It is a challenging read, but it’s a book I’m glad I managed to finish!

3. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

I discovered Jessie Burton after reading the post written by Izzy from Thinking and Inking. The story of “The Miniaturist” takes place in Amsterdam and I enjoyed so much reading the historical fiction book during a period I lived 1 hour away from the Dutch capital 🙂

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton book cover illustration

4. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

The autobiography of a neurosurgeon who is diagnosed with stage IV cancer – a memoir of a brilliant man faced with a heartbreaking fate. Kalinithi started writing the book after being diagnosed and, despite the unfortunate context, the story is less sad than expected. I first read about it on Cali’s Book Camp blog.

5. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

This book was totally out of my comfort reading zone! I heard about the book from one of the videos of Ariel Bissett and I was like “hmm … that does sound interesting!”. Speculative fiction set in our times, with characters using Instagram and Youtube … now I’m looking forward to reading the second installment of the series.

Books I want to read because book bloggers recommended them

6. The Joy of Missing Out by Svend Brinkmann

Recommended by Content Catnip, this book is “jam-packed full of interesting concepts and insights” and it aims to help people to be satisfied with their lives as they are now, without wanting more and more and more. Can’t wait to read it!

7. Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

Slowly but surely I am reading the books of Margaret Atwood. Next on the list is the collection of stories “Stone Mattress” recommended by my dear fellow blogger Tierney from TierneyCreates.com.

8. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

I heard about this book from here and there, but after reading the review of Alice from My Mind Speaks Aloud I decided to give it a try. I love coffee, so this book where the main characters all enjoy their coffee in a coffee shop of a world sounds amazing!

9. 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

Next on my journey of discovering Agatha Christie’s novels is a recommendation by Vijayashree from The Whole Nine Yards. “4:50 from Paddington” will be my first long-story encounter with Miss Marple, after meeting Poirot while reading “Death on the Nile”.

10. Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

I got interested in this book after reading the review by Julia from Julia’s Books. This story is an autobiography of a woman who escaped from an ultra-Orthodox community. It reminds me of Educated by Tara Westover, another autobiography I enjoyed a lot!

These are the 10 books added on my to-read-list after reading about them on other blogs!

What books did you read or want to read because bloggers recommended them?

‘Till next time … happy reading!


Cover photo by Matias North on Unsplash

14 thoughts on “Books I (want to) read because bloggers recommended them (Top Ten Tuesday)

      1. After reading your mention about growing up with Roald Dahn’s stories I googled him and also started looking for the source of my initial thought, as something was clearly weird … It turns out that the writer I wanted to mention was actually Donal Ryan! So it’s actually books by Donal Ryan that Ariel recommended and that I want to read 🙂

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