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Monday, October 19, 2020

TTT: Books I read in 2020 because someone recommended them to me

 Top Ten Tuesday: Books I have read in 2020 based on a recommendation

 

1. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtrey
Recommended by: Deb Nance at Readerbuzz; read in April.

2. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen 
Recommended by Rita and Carly, my daughters; read in May.

3. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Recommended by my sister, Kathy; read in June.

4. Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
Recommended by a public librarian; read in July.

5. Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore
Recommended by Yvonne, a member of my book club; read in July.

6. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Recommended by Sue at Book by Book; read in August.

7. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Recommended by Kathy, a friend and sorority sister; read in September

8. Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler
Recommended by Debbie, another book club member; read in September.

9. A Very Stable Genius by Rucker and Leonnig
Recommended by Rachel Maddow on her show in MSNBC; read in October.

-Anne

18 comments:

  1. I loved several of these but have never been able to get into Jodi Picoult. (or Kristin Hannah)

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  2. Almost every book I read is a book recommended to me by someone in my reading life. I remember recommending Lonesome Dove to my niece when she was in high school. It made her a reader. A happy moment.

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  3. I love that your kids recommend so many books to you. That's awesome! You raised your own book club :)

    Happy TTT!

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  4. I love Jodi Picoult's books, though Leaving Time isn't one of my favourites!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/20/top-ten-tuesday-286/

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  5. Lonesome Dove was McMurtry's best of many good books. Thanks for coming by.

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  6. So fun that you got recommendations from your daughters! Must be fun to be able to talk books in the family :)

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  7. I read my first Jodi Picoult novel because my boss at the time recommended her to me. I'm so glad she did!

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  8. In middle school, I read and loved Hatchet by Paulsen. My TTT list.

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  9. Such a good list with a good variety of books. I need to start keeping track of who I get my recommendations from so I can give them a shout out when I read them.

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  10. How did I miss out on A Very Stable Genius. I'm going to have to look for that one. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  11. Great way to organize the recommendations- one a month :) Thanks for visiting me - always love a visitor!

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  12. Lonesome Dove I think I remember the show they made out of it? I bet it's quite the read.

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  13. I read Hatchet with my kids, as well! I'm not a big fan of westerns, but Lonesome Dove is one I'd like to read. :)

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  14. ohhh. your sister got really good book taste. I've read leaving time yeaaarssss ago but my heart still becomes soft when i remember it. <3

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  15. I had to look twice at your sweater. Glad Obama is helping during the voting season. I believe strongly that democrats have a chance!

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  16. Lots of great books here this week! I didn't think about Hatchet at all, but a really great librarian recommended it to me when I was a kid and I fell in love with it—and other survival books!

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  17. I haven't read any of these yet, although several have been on my radar. Me and White Supremacy is on my TBR list (and on my Kindle.)

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