Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Recommended To Others #TopTenTuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s topic is a freebie, so I decided to choose Top Ten Books I’ve Recommended To Others. I got the idea from Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World, who chose Top Ten Books I’ve Recommended to Others in the Last Three Months.

Being a book blogger, I have recommended lots of books, so ten is a pretty low number. I settled on either books I’ve recommended over the last few years or books I have loved for a long time. There are so many others I could have added so I will revisit this topic again.

My favorite genre is historical fiction, but science fiction (especially time travel) is right up there with it, and a mashup of the two creates my favorite series, The Chronicles of St. Mary’s by Jodi Taylor. The cover I posted is the first book in that series, Just One Damned Thing After Another.

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus is a smash hit novel that blends chemistry with television cooking, child-rearing, and crew rowing. It is such a fun read.

Andy Weir’s Project Hail Mary is so fascinating to me because here is an author that puts math and physics into a fictional work, and makes me enjoy it!

Gail Meath’s Agustina de Aragon is a wonderful saga about the “Spanish Joan of Arc” that should not be missed. Her Jax Diamond Mysteries series (first book Songbird) is a fun series about a private detective and his German Shepherd set in the 1920s.

Robert Heinlein’s The Door Into Summer is my favorite book of all time. It is about a man who uses time travel to change his circumstances. And it has a very important cat, Petronius the Arbiter (Pete).

A Peculiar Combination by Ashley Weaver is book one of the Electra McDonnell series, about a family of criminal safecrackers who become spies for their country during World War II.

In The Middle of Hickory Lane is a small-town fiction/mystery that just draws you in and makes you want to be a part of this community.

The Girl Who Feared Trains is about a young girl who loses her mother during the 1918 pandemic and has to board a train, along with her sister, to go live with her grandmother.

In The Ingenue, a former piano prodigy comes home after her mother’s death to discover that her mother has left the family mansion not to her, but to the most improbable person she could have imagined. I loved this because of the unexpected turns it takes.

What are some of your favorites?

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Recommended To Others #TopTenTuesday”

  1. Thank you for including mine, Bonnie! The rest of your list looks wonderful, each one of the. I finally finished Lessons in Chemistry. What a fabulous book!! I loved it. And I’m not a time-traveler reader, but I would trust any you suggest, so The Door Into Summer is on my list now:)

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  2. Great freebie topic! The only book I’ve read on here is PROJECT HAIL MARY. I’m not much for sci-fi, but I surprised myself by really liking this book. My eyes glazed over when it got too science-y or math-y, but overally, it was an enjoyable read for me.

    Happy TTT!



  3. I’ve recommended The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts by DeWitt Henry, of course, and Paul Harding’s Tinkers. Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher is another one I recommend a lot. The Birth House by Ami McKay is one I’ve recommended as well. And the list goes on . . .

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