Woohoo, it’s Hype or Like Friday again! This meme and Goodreads group were created by myself, Jill @ Rant and Rave Books, and Britt @ Geronimo Reads. To join our group and find out more information about what it’s all about, please go to our Goodreads page HERE.
The November BOTM is going to be Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. All of the topics this month revolve around being thankful! Perfect for the upcoming holiday season, right?
- Answer the weekly discussion topic.
- Optional: Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
- Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.
TOPIC OF THE WEEK: I’m Thankful Someone Recommended Me…
I’m Thankful Someone Recommended Me…
Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown
Obviously this book gets mentioned a crap ton on my blog. But I love it so I don’t care… I’m thankful that my wonderful and awesome book-loving dad recommended this book to me. I guess I should say, more like he forced me to read this book! And I am soooooooo glad that he did. Thanks to him, this book/trilogy is now one of my all-time favorites. I’d even say it’s equal to Harry Potter… GASP!
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
I’m thankful for one of my first blogging buddies, Britt @ Geronimo Reads, for recommending this book to me. She raved about it so much! I’m not a huge contemporary fan, but I decided to read this one because of how enthusiastic Britt was. And I’m so glad that I did! I really enjoyed the relationship between Dante and Ari. I also appreciated the fact that both family units were extremely close and supportive, which is something that I find lacking in a lot of YA novels. And yay for diversity!!!
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
I’m thankful to my ex for recommending this book to me. He’s not the biggest reader, so when he was going on about how much fun this book was – I knew I had to try it. It does help that we are both big gamers and understood a lot of the references made in the book!
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
This one is a little different, as it wasn’t so much as recommended as completely trashed by Liam @ Hey Ashers! in one of his hilariously sarcastic rants. I’m thankful to him for making me cry from laughter and giving me a reason to pick this book up to see for myself what all the fuss was about. I was so prepared to hate on it, really I was! But, while the first book was just alright, this series has turned into one of my guilty pleasures. There are tons of issues with them but I enjoy them so much, I don’t even care. 100% pure entertainment!
What are some books that you are thankful for being recommended to you? What are your thoughts on the books from my list? Leave a link to your Hype or Like Friday post in the comments!