Top Ten Tuesday – Book recommendations


This week’s question from the Broke and the Bookish is:


All About Books You Read Because of Recommendation — Ten Books I’ve Read Because Of Another  Blogger (Or Book Person) or Ten Books I Read On Recommendation From People Outside Of This Community or you could talk about recommendations of books you read from other sources — a magazine, a podcast, a “because you read this” algorithm.

I’m going to talk about where I get my book recommendations from, instead of specific books!


Book bloggers

  • Read Diverse Books for great diverse reads, especially with his recent Latin X Heritage month posts!
  • If You Can Read This for diverse reads with a focus on female writers. She’s running a Diverse Detectives Month too!
  • BookDragon, which is run by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “books for the multi-culti reader”
  • I pretty much get all my CanLit suggestions from Buried in Print!
  • Pickle Me This for CanLit and great kids books
  • Earl Grey Editing for speculative fiction

Bookish sites

  • Bookriot – especially those lists of 100 books that they randomly do for various topics
  • Lit Hub – lots of great interviews and features
  • The Millions – always a good read


I’m on Litsy several times a day (find me @reallifereading) and my tbr keeps growing thanks to all my bookish friends there!

The library

I like browsing my library’s shelves especially their themed picks. Last month it was music books and there I found Pitch Perfect, the book that inspired the movie. Unfortunately, the book fell a bit short of my expectations.

Real life friends

Sometimes the people I’ve known in real life are the ones that kick me to read books that have been on my TBR list for ages. Like The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, which one of my friends mentioned a few months ago in a WhatsApp conversation!

Where do you get your book recommendations from?


  1. Is there anything nicer than stopping by a blog post and finding your own blog linked there? Thanks for that, and for these other great recommendations.


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