This week we are discussing our favorite books that were recommended to us. I read a lot of blogs, I watch a lot of Booktube videos and I listen to several great podcast so yeah, the majority of the books I read are basically “recommendations” since I am very influencable. 😛
- The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
This trilogy was recommended to me by my sister because she had to read for an English class and thought that I would liked it. As a matter of fact I did, the Hunger Games trilogy probably being my favorite trilogy of all the time. I know that it is not the best books out there but they were my first YA books that I read in English and I was so proud of myself to be reading in another language at the age of thirteen. I had to buy Catching Fire during a school trip to London because I couldn’t find it anywhere in France. I reread the first book about six or seven times.
- Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson
I reviewed this book about a week ago and I should have a review of the second book, Europe at Midnight, coming later this week. I first heard about those books on The Coode Street Podcast, which is now probably my favorite podcast. Those books are incredible and I can’t recommend them enough. If the SF/espionnage/political thriller combo sounds good to you, you should probably give the Fractured Europe Sequence a try. you won’t regret it.
- The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
I decided to pick this book up because of the awesome review made by Thomas from SFF180, the review was amazing and the book was my favorite book of 2015.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
This was the first book I read on my own. I read this when I was six years old and it is the book that turned me into a reader. It was recommended to me both by my sister and my parents.
- Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
This book wasn’t exactly recommended to me. I had to read it for an English class in high school and I didn’t want to read it (not that I had a say in that matter :P) because I watched the beginning of the movie and I knew how it would end. However, when I said that to my dad, he told me that Krakauer was one of his favorite author/journalist and that he thought that I would probably enjoy it as well. He was right, Into the Wild is definitely one of my favorite books too. Thank you Dad (and thanks to my Englih teacher too haha).
What about you? What are some of your favorite books that were recommended to you?