These days I find it difficult to find time to read books on someone else's recommendation, since I have so many on the go myself at one time. However, this wasn't always the case, so I do have a few books I've read and enjoyed which someone else has mentioned to me.
Blott on the Landscape - Tom Sharpe. I didn't manage to get into all of Tom Sharpe's books, but this one is wickedly funny and subversive.
Girl With a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier. Recommended to me by a bookshop worker after she saw me wandering around with a gift card. I'm happy to say I enjoyed this one, although again I didn't get into any of her others.
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman. I'm currently reading the new trilogy - I enjoy these books far more than I would have expected, since as steampunk fantasy they're not usually my type.
This Is Going to Hurt - Adam Kay. This is an absolute classic. I read this in one sitting, laughing hysterically all the way through. He has just released a Christmas sequel which I also read all in one go.
So what have you had recommended to you?