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Monday 21 October 2019

Books I read on someone's recommendation

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?


  1. Okay ... adding to my TBR (especially "This is Going to Hurt"). I love to read outside my comfort zone. Sometimes you find real gems!

    I'm here:

  2. I'm not familiar with any of those except Pullman (and excited to find out he has a new trilogy out!! Adding that to me TBR list!!)

    My post is here

  3. I read Girl and loved it. I think someone told me to read it. I loved Adam McKay's book, too. Great recommendations.

  4. I've only read the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy so far, but I really liked it.

    My post.

  5. I loved Adam Kay's This Is Going To Hurt so much I had to review and recommend it to everyone on my bookstagram.

    here is my prompt

  6. I've seen the movie on the Pearl Earring, not familiar with the others.