It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today, I’m supposed to talk about books recommended by friends. However, I don’t have many real-life friends who a) read a lot and b) read the same stuff I do. So, there honestly aren’t that many books I had recommended – I’ll cheat a bit for this post but bear with me. 😉
#1 Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Last year I was at a birthday party and I got talking to a friend (shoutout to Lexa!). She told me how much she loves these books and that I absolutely must read them. Well, I am now five novels deep into this series and I’m hooked!
#2 Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
This is already my first cheat, as this was not a direct rec. Back in school I had a friend (shoutout to Ina!) who was a pretty big fan of these books. Well, a couple of years later I had moved to Vienna and was perusing the shelves of my local library when I happened to stumble upon the Percy Jackson novels. I remember how much my friend had liked them and picked up the first book.
If you follow my blog you’ll know that by now I’ve read pretty much every book Rick Riordan has ever written, so definitely a win!
#3 The Master and Margarita by Mikhael Bulgakov
Technically speaking, I haven’t read this one yet. One of my friends recently got into Russian popculture (shoutout to Georg!) and practially devoured this book. From everything he’s told me about it, I’m 100% sure that I will love it. There are witches, a badass female character and it’s reminiscent of Faust, one of my favorite pieces of German literature. I hope I’ll get to it soon!
#4 Six of Crows
The people whose blogs I follow count as friends, right? Six of Crows and Leigh Bardugo’s books in general were all over the post I kept seeing by my favorite bloggers. Needless to say, I saw, I bought, I read, I fell in love.
#5 Throne of Glass
This is the biggest cheat for this post, but bear with me: Throne of Glass is not something I had recommended to me, instead I recommended it to a friend (shoutout to Maria!). The first book in the series was a birthday gift and as far as I know she finish all the other novels as well and really liked them!
What’s your favorite book you were recommended? Let me know in the comments!