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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.



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

  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.

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

    Happy TTT!

  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/

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

    Lauren @ Always Me

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

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

  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. :)

  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

  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!

  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!

  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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