Hey everyone, and welcome back for another top 5 list. Today’s topic is “books you’ve read because of blogging,” which I am really excited about! There have been so many books that I’ve read because of blogging. I’m always reading blog posts and I end up finding so many new books. I mean, literally my whole TBR is books that I’ve seen on book blogs, booktube and bookstagram. So, today I am going to be sharing my top 5 books that I have discovered and read after seeing them on other blogs. Let’s get started!
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Nope, I definitely was not one of those people who saw these books in store and were like “Woah! Those look badass.” I’ll be totally honest, I didn’t actually care for the cover of the first book. I think it needed something a little extra. But, when I started blogging, these books were all the rave. Everybody loved Celaena and Dorian and Chaol and everyone else in these novels. Although I wasn’t super big into fantasy back then, I was really interested as to why everyone loved these books. So, I gave them a go. Throne of Glass didn’t leave the best mark on me. but I have loved this series ever since the middle of Crown of Midnight.
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Once again, the rave made me read this one. I probably would have picked it up at some point, but one of my old blogger friends really enjoyed this book and recommended it to me. But, it was also one of those books that I bought with intention to read, but didn’t actually get to it until half a year later. But this one was definitely worth it! Such a good, descriptive and developed novel. I mean if here is any book that has great character development, it’s this one. Especially with Laia.
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This was huge when it came out. Everyone had a copy of Six of Crows in their hands and were experiencing Ketterdam and Kaz Brekker. Well, I wasn’t too interested in this book at first glance. I’m not as big a fan of thieves as I am of magic. But you know what, there ended up being both in this novel, which I really loved. I also ended up winning this book and a matching mug in a bookstagram giveaway which really motivated me to read this book. Although I didn’t end up liking it my first read through, I loved it the second time and am so happy that I found this book on some blogs!
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
This was one of those books that I first saw on booktube, but re-found on blogging. Back in 2015, when this first released, Sasha Alsberg raved about this book. Literally every single video of hers had this book mentioned in it. Later that year, when I first started to blog, I found that this book was mentioned A LOT! Everyone was loving this Beauty and the Beast re-telling and anticipating the sequel. So I thought, why not give it a go. I loved Beauty and the Beast, and I loved Sarah J. Maas. AND, I ended up loving this book! It’s amazing, and the sequel is even better.
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Okay, I probably would have ended up reading this book anyways, but the blogging community really motivated me to read it. This is one of those series that ended a few years ago, but is still raved about daily! I swear, I there is any book that I hear about most on book blogs, it’s this one. But, I was slightly disappointed with it. With all of the rave, I expected MORE from it. But, I did end up really loving the characters.
And that’s it for today! I hope you all enjoyed this post. If you do Top 5 Wednesday on your blog, definitely leave the link down below and I will be sure to check it out. Be sure to like, comment and follow to stay up to date with all of my future posts.