Top Ten Book Recommendations


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s theme is Top Books I read because someone recommended them to me. So I thought it’d be fun to do the top books I’ve read because my mom recommended them to me. For the longest time I got almost all of my book recommendations from my mom. Even now if there is popular book out we both want to read we take turns reading them first and reporting back to see if it’s actually worth it. Growing up, both of my parents read a lot so I grew up just grabbing books off of their shelves that looked interesting. Mostly my dad just tosses random memoirs my way (which are almost always fantastic) but it’s my moms recommendations that are always perfect. So below are the top ten books she’s thrown at me recently.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

Joyland by Stephen King

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts


26 thoughts on “Top Ten Book Recommendations

    • Bri says:

      Oh brain on fire is so good but also really terrifying and in now convinced that in going insane every time I see anything that isn’t actually there lol


  1. lindseyhabets says:

    That’s so great that you get so many good recommendations from your parents!
    I loved Me Before You! Eleanor and Park are still on my TBR and I’ve also heard so many good things about The Nightingale.


  2. Sarah's Book Shelves says:

    Awh – that’s so cute!! My mom thinks I read far too dark stuff (she only wants unicorns and rainbows), so this wouldn’t work for me.

    I loved Brain on Fire, Me Before You, and Zelda!


    • Bri says:

      Hahaha that’s how my mom usually is, I get a lot of beach reads thrown my way. But every once in awhile she throws me for a loop with some random thriller book


  3. Lori says:

    I listened to Joyland on audio a few years ago and really enjoyed it. It was such a good mystery. I adored Eleanor & Park. It’s one of my favorites. I really want to read Brain on Fire. It sounds so interesting. Great list!

    My Top Ten


  4. Rowena says:

    Ooh those are some great recommendations. I have The Nightingale on my TBR list but haven’t gotten around to it since it’s a print book and I read everything on my iPad. Weird, I know.

    But I enjoyed Me Before You and Eleanor and Park. Both were great books but only one of them gutted me like no other. Sometimes you just need a good book that makes you a giant crybaby. Ha!

    Great list!


    • Bri says:

      Same sometimes I have to pick a book that seems rough because I know I need a good meltdown! The nightingale might gut you (it definitely did me lol).


  5. anovelglimpse says:

    Your mom has GREAT taste! I loved seeing Me Before You, Where the Heart Is, Eleanor & Park and The Nightingale on here. I hope she keeps tossing amazing reads your way!
    a href=””>My TTT.


    • Bri says:

      Oh I’ll have to look into that! I just remembering reading in her bio that she was a neurosurgeon first which I think is one of the reasons I find her books so amazing, they’re very technically accurate but I still understand what’s going on lol

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    • Bri says:

      Oh definitely and that’s probably the best of her books (at least to me) because if I remember right you don’t actually see the ending coming for awhile which is always refreshing


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