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?
Okay ... adding to my TBR (especially "This is Going to Hurt"). I love to read outside my comfort zone. Sometimes you find real gems!ReplyDelete
I'm here: http://www.mariannearkins.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-books-i-read-on-someones-recommendation/
That one is a classic. I hope he writes more.Delete
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!!)ReplyDelete
My post is here
It's pretty good so far.Delete
I read Girl and loved it. I think someone told me to read it. I loved Adam McKay's book, too. Great recommendations.ReplyDelete
I loved them both. They stick with you.Delete
I've only read the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy so far, but I really liked it.ReplyDelete
I found them hard to put down.Delete
I loved Adam Kay's This Is Going To Hurt so much I had to review and recommend it to everyone on my bookstagram.ReplyDelete
here is my prompthttps://diaryofablackcitygirl.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-books-i-read-on-someones-recommendation/
It was a great book. I'm re-reading it now.Delete
I've seen the movie on the Pearl Earring, not familiar with the others. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
The film was good, but the book was better.Delete