10 books bloggers made me read (and I love them forever for it)

My TBR is completely out of control and I blame you. Yes, you, book bloggers making me want to add every book to my TBR and read everything all at once when I’m unable to read multiple books at a time, nor get them at the moment.

The reasonable part of me is kind of blaming, but my heart is warm and big and so, so, so thankful. Because of book bloggers, because I’ve been part of this community for over four years now, I got to discover so, so many incredible books. Books that I added to my endless goodreads TBR, books I have yet to read, but really can’t wait to get my hands on… and then, there are the books I actually read because of you, yes, you, and I love you for it.

Today I thought I’d come back with a fun bookish list of recommendations I have received over the years by amazing bloggers. Honestly, I wish I remembered every single person that made me add a specific book to my TBR or/and read it, but my memory sometimes is very much like Dory’s for these kind of things. If I can’t recall everything, I do recall these specific books and specific bloggers that made me want to read them. So here goes.

This is my way of thanking you, bloggers mentioned here, but not only. This is also my way of saying, book bloggers, everywhere, thank you for your endless book recommendations. You, all, everyone, make me want to read books at some point and I love you for it.

Okay, Marie, quit being sappy and let’s get on with it, shall we.

You can click on the covers to go to goodreads, if you want to make your TBR grow.

Words In Deep Blue, Cath Crowley

πŸ’‘ Recommended by Kat @ Life & Other Disasters | Read her review

My thoughts πŸ”Ž Kat knows my bookish taste my heart so, I knew I had to read this one when she recommended it and I’m so glad I did. It’s exactly the kind of book I adore with childhood friends, books and feelings and emotions and ugh, loved it

πŸ“– Read my full review of Words In Deep Blue

The Reader, Traci Chee

πŸ’‘ Recommended by Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks | Read her review

My thoughts πŸ”Ž I’ve come to notice that Laura and I seem to have the same bookish taste. We tend to read the same kind of books and, the ones she loves, I love just as well… that only encouraged me into reading this one even more and…I wasn’t disappointed. What. An. Incredible. Book.

πŸ“– Read my full review of The Reader

Foolish Hearts, Emma Mills

πŸ’‘ Recommended by Dezzy @ The Thoughtful Voice | Read her review

My thoughts πŸ”Ž Dezzy is a big contemporary reader like I am and her love for Emma Mills’ books and particularily Foolish Hearts certainly made me eager to read it and… I just did this month and damn. I had such a fantastic time with it, exactly the kind of contemporary I love!


Starfish, Akemi Dawn Bowman

πŸ’‘ Recommended by Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff | Read her review

My thoughts πŸ”Ž Starfish has been recommended to me multiple times, but I think that Michelle’s thoughts and review is the one that made me go over the edge. I’m so, so glad I finally read this book, because everything was absolutely stunning, the story, the social anxiety portrait, the emotions and argh, such a good book.

πŸ“– Read my full review of Starfish

It Only Happens in The Movies, Holly Bourne

πŸ’‘ Recommended by Bianca @ The Ultimate Fangirl | Read her review

My thoughts πŸ”Ž I had been wanting to read Holly Bourne’s work for a while when I read Bianca’s review and… well, she made me start with It Only Happens In The Movies and I have absolutely NO regrets. I adored this book with all of my heart, how realistic it was about relationships, the characters, everything.

πŸ“– Read my full review of It Only Happens In The Movies

Under Rose-Tainted Skies, Louise Gornall

πŸ’‘ Recommended by Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks | Read her review

My thoughts πŸ”Ž Aimal’s review for that book was absolutely stunning and convinced me to give this book a try. I’m so glad I did, because it is now one of my favorite books with mental illness representation (anxiety, agoraphobia and OCD), it was beautiful and realistic and overall amazing.

I’ll Meet You There, Heather Demetrios

πŸ’‘ Recommended by Lois @ My Midnight Musing | Read her review

My thoughts πŸ”Ž I just want to scream forever and ever about this book, because it deserves ALL of the praise and love and is one of my favorite books of all times. It’s the kind of contemporary that gives you ALL of the emotions and you just need to read it okay. Obviously Lois’s recommendation worked perfectly because look at me SCREAMING.

πŸ“– Read my full review of I’ll Meet You There.

How To Make A Wish, Ashley Herring Blake

πŸ’‘ Recommended by Fadwa @ Word Woonders | Read her review

My thoughts πŸ”Ž I didn’t hear too much about this book before, but as soon as I read Fadwa’s review, I kind of knew this could be a book for me and… well, my instincts were right. This is such an underrated contemporary with an amazing f/f relationship, great m/f friendship and I just adored it.

πŸ“– Read my full review of How To Make A Wish

To Kill AΒ  Kingdom, Alexandra Christo

πŸ’‘ Recommended by Marta @ The Cursed Books | Read her review

My thoughts πŸ”Ž To Kill A Kingdom had its share of hype in the community, but it really is Marta’s review that made me want to give this one a try and I’m so happy I did. This Little Mermaid retelling was thrilling to read and I loved the banter between the main characters and their relationship and all that adventure.

πŸ“– Read my full review of To Kill A Kingdom

The Fever King, Victoria Lee

πŸ’‘ Recommended by Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams | Read her review

My thoughts πŸ”Ž Another book that has been quite hyped around the blogosphere lately… I wasn’t quite sure about reading it, but Lily’s gushing just threw me over the edge and DAMN. I’m so grateful, because what. a. book. It had been a while since I read a book with such a great world-building AND incredible characters like these. Definitely recommending it.

πŸ“– Read my full review of The Fever King

There are so, so many books I could mention here, but I think I’ll stop there and maybe keep another blog post just like this one for later on… if that could interest you?

Did you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them, or do you want to read some of them?

What are some books that you read because a particular blogger – or, well, everyone – recommended it? Let me know in comments!



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99 thoughts on “10 books bloggers made me read (and I love them forever for it)

  1. Major yay for Words in Deep Blue. I think I actually managed to get a couple people to read that book and that makes me so excited. It’s such a great read and so cute and emotional and perfect for bookworms. It was made for our community ❀

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  2. I haven’t read any of these but a lot of them are on my TBR because of other bloggers as well, especially Starfish, To Kill a Kingdom, and The Fever King. I read through all of the Grishaverse because a blogger I respect the opinion of recommended it to me and it ended up becoming one of my favourite series. Actually, a lot of the books I read, like 95% of them, are because I see other bloggers reading them haha! I’ve even added a lot of the books you’ve mentioned here to my TBR!

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    1. OH same here, I think right now 98% of the books I read have been recommended to me by fellow bloggers. I think it’s amazing to have so many great recommendations πŸ˜€
      I’m so glad if I could make your TBR grow, I hope you’ll love these books! Thank you so much, Kelly! ❀


    1. YAY I’m so glad to hear this, I loved I’ll Meet You There SO much ❀ and same here,I wouldn't have read Simon if it weren't for other bloggers screaming about it and I am so, so grateful for it πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your comment! ❀


  3. This was such a heart-warming post to read! To be honest, I add books to my TBR from your blog pretty much every time you post anything, but there are dozens of other bloggers who’ve boosted amazing books over the years as well… I honestly can’t keep track of who recommended what anymore! You’ve inspired me to do a better job of keeping track in the future and making sure those bloggers know that their voices are so important. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. Oh Christine, this warms my heart so, so, SO much, thank you for saying this ❀
      I have such a hard time keeping track of everyone and the recommendations, too, but I really want to do better with it, because honestly it means so much when I hear someone picked up a book because of me, so.. I'm hoping to give the same warm and happy feels to other bloggers doing this for me, too πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀ ❀

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    1. Ahh Lauren, I hope you’ll get a copy of the Fever King soon, it was SUCH a fantastic book, I loved it so much! πŸ™‚
      It’s so great to get so many recommendations, isn’t it? πŸ™‚
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment! ❀


    1. Ahh I’m so glad to hear this πŸ™‚ I only read the first book in the series so far, but I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of it all! πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your comment, Kelly! ❀

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  4. I agree with you! I feel like there are SOOO many books that I picked up because of book bloggers, and I really cannot thank them enough! I am glad that Starfish worked out for you. It is on my TBR at the moment and it might be pushing it’s way to the top. I have also been looking at To Kill and Kingdom and Words in Deep Blue, I may need to reconsider them…


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    1. Oh I hope you’ll love Starfish, I really, really enjoyed it, even if it wasn’t an easy read at times. And please please please reconsider Words In Deep Blue, it’s such an underrated, incredible contemporary I LOVED IT SO MUCH πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Samantha! ❀

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  5. this post is so lovely!! also, YES to so many of these. I really want to read Words in Deep Blue bc it sounds so adorableee. AND YES I HAVE SEEN THE FEVER KING EVERYWHERE (including my own anticipated release list lolll) and I’m so excited, but also cautious? One book I’m going to read this year is The Foxhole Court bc of May Everly

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    1. Words In Deep Blue IS ADORABLE and emotional and has TONS OF BOOKS and ughhh I loved it so much. I hope you’ll read it!
      The Fever King was amazing, I hope you’ll end up loving it πŸ˜€ And I’ve heard a lot about The Foxhole Court, maybe I should give it a try…. πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your comment, Ju!! ❀


  6. Ah so many great books and bloggers here!! I absolutely loved Starfish tooπŸ’œ And lots of the others you mentioned are on my TBR! I’m particularly looking forward to To Kill a Kingdom, Foolish Hearts (Dezzy has been making me want to read it too haha!), and Under Rose-Tainted Skies. Wonderful post Marie πŸ™‚

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    1. Yay I’m so glad you loved Starfish, such a fantastic book ❀
      I hope you'll love Foolish Hearts, it was such a good book and the friendship, ahh, adorable. Under Rose-Tainted Skies was such a fantastic book, too ❀
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Brianna! ❀

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  7. I love this post so much! Bloggers are responsible for the vast majority of books on my tbr! I don’t know how I ever figured out which books to read before! Haha! Many of these are on my tbr, such as the Fever King and Starfish. I was a huge fan of I’ll Meet You There and To Kill a Kingdom! ❀️ The former is truly so underrated! I wish it was more popular!

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    1. RIGHT? I don’t know how I found out about new books to read before, either haha, now there are just SO many books everywhere haha πŸ™‚
      I really wish that I’ll Meet You There was more popular, as well, it should be, it’s so incredible ❀ ❀
      Thank you so much, Kelly! ❀ ❀

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  8. It isn’t a wise thing to read book blogs when you are trying to tame your TBR. It bizarrely keeps getting bigger. One wonders why! I have my eyes on The Fever King. I rediscovered it yesterday on my goodread shelf and keep thinking about it! And I see you wrote a review for it, so I’m going to read this now!

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    1. I know right? Yet I can’t stay away. My TBR suffers πŸ˜‚
      Oh I hope my review can convince you to give The Fever King a try, it was SUCH a great debut, I was impressed!
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment, Morgane ❀

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  9. Book bloggers are so good for recommending books– my TBR is very large for it and I kind of love it!! Very grateful for everyone talking about books. The gilded wolves is one book that I want to read that has been blogger recommended!! 😊
    I read one of Holly Bourne’s books and I really enjoyed it. I need to read that one too as I havd wanted to read more of her books!! πŸ’›

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    1. Oh yes, I am so, so grateful for everyone recommending books, this just makes me the happiest to see my TBR grow from all of the great recommendations!
      Oh which Holly Bourne’ book have you read? I can’t WAIT to read more from her, I’ve read that one and Am I Normal Yet as well and I loved both! πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀

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      1. Yes it is great!! I love that about the book community πŸ’›
        I need to get to both of those Holly Bourne books– I’ve read ‘the manifesto on how to be interesting’ and I really enjoyed it– it touches on labelling in school which I really liked. It’s been a while since I’ve read it though!!
        You’re welcome πŸ’›πŸ’›

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  10. I’ve read To Kill A Kingdom, Starfish, The Reader and Words in Deep Blue!! Ooh but I read that way even before I was properly blogging I think!? It’s a bit of an Aussie gem for sure.😍 And omg BLOGGERS AND THEIR RECS…!!! Will be the death of my TBR but I’m not even sad.πŸ˜‚

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    1. It really IS a gem, it deserves all of the praise and love, I had such a great time reading it ❀
      Same, I can't even be mad πŸ˜‚ my TBR will kill me, but well πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


  11. I have not read any of these books. I do have a book suggestion for you though and it’s to read a book about a dog. The book is called FINDING GOBI BY DION LEONARD. It’s a true story. I got this book for Christmas last year. I really liked it.

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    1. Ahh I hope you’ll get a chance to read it and will love it πŸ™‚
      I am so, so, so grateful for all of the incredible recommendations I get, it’s amazing, isn’t it! πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀ ❀

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  12. All of these look SO GOOD! I especially love how I haven’t heard of quite a few of theses. I find that I often end up reading recommendations because of hype, but I’ve never heard of some so I’ll probably pick them up! My mind often thinks hype=good, but that’s not entirely true and I end up reading a lot of popular meh books. But I do love Akemi Dawn Bowman and Emma Mills is literally all that is good and pure in the world, so I think we have the same contemporary taste. Great post Marie! I love when you spread the love around. πŸ’›

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    1. Oh I’m with you on that. We can’t help but think a book is incredible when we hear about it everywhere and it’s so disappointing when we end up… well, not loving it so much. I fall for the hype for sure, but always like to wait for some trusted bloggers’ reviews and thoughts before caving haha πŸ™‚
      I’m so happy to hear we have the same contemporary taste, yay! I can’t wait to read some of the books you recommended (especially Katrina Leno’s books!) ❀
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Caro! I agree, recommendations are the best! ❀
      Ohhh, I can't wait to hear what you think of The Speaker! I don't have a copy just yet, but I AM SO EXCITED to read it, I loved the first book so much! πŸ™‚

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  13. Great post, Marie! I’ve lost count of how many books have been recommended to me and sometimes who actually did it haha I have an awful memory πŸ˜› But I remember being really interested in How To Make a Wish after reading Fadwa’s review too but I have yet to read it ):

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    1. Oh I’ve lost count of all the book recommendations, too, but it makes me so sad, I really want to keep track of them better!
      I hope you’ll get to read How To Make A Wish, it is such an amazing book, I loved it so much! ❀
      Thank you for your sweet comment, Marta! ❀

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    1. Oh yay, I’m so happy you like Under Rose-Tainted Skies. This book deserves more hype ❀ I hope you'll love The Reader! πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀


  14. Every time I see a mention for I’ll Meet You There, my heart gets all warm and fuzzy. It still needs more love from book lovers because it’s a precious little gem that deserves a world of attention.

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  15. Marie! (Wow, I am really late to the party.) I feel like my heart burst when I saw this post. I’m just so happy that you and I truly loved Holly’s book, and it puts a smile on my face to see that you liked it as much as I did. I hope it won’t be the last Holly Bourne book that we can bond over. *hugs*

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    1. Oh nonsense you’re not late at all, Bianca, I’m just so glad you could see this small shout out, I loved your recommendation so much and I loved this book!! ❀ I hope we'll get to share more recommendations and bond over more books for sure!! ❀ ❀


  16. Starfish, How to Make a Wish and I’ll Meet You there are all ones on my to read, especially as Starfish because it’s already on my kindle. I enjoyed To Kill a Kingdom as well. Sometimes book bloggers have the best recommendations and a lot of what I read is because of bookish content creators πŸ˜€

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  17. I’d finally gotten around to reading I’ll Meet You There after the blogger Beware of the Reader recommended it and I loved it, it was so good! I’m sorry I didn’t read it sooner.

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  18. I haven’t read any of these yet but a few of them are definitely on my TBR! Lol I totally agar that book bloggers only add to our TBR piles but at the same time their recommendations are the best 😊


    1. YAY! I hope you’ll love them when you can read them. And agree, their recommendations are always the BEST πŸ˜€
      Thank you for your comment, Charvi! ❀


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