Books I have recommended to my friends and family

While everyone who knows me is aware of how much I love to read, I don’t end up recommending books to my friends and family often. Obviously, I’m not counting my blogger/vlogger friends in this list. I most certainly consider you to be my friends (looking at you, Lovelies), but we talk about books all the time. For the sake of this post, I am focusing on friends I’ve made outside of the bookish community, like at university.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
This is the book I’ve recommended the most, I think. I made my mom buy a Dutch copy at a book sale, which she ended up loving. She then lent it to my aunt, who loved it as well. I’ve lent my English copy to one of my best friends from university, who loved it to, and lent it to her brother before returning it to me. I’ve become the official promoter of this book! It’s one of the best WWII stories I’ve read so far.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
I don’t think I’d still recommend this book today. However, when I first read it I did absolutely love it. So I lent it to the same university friend I mentioned before, and she loved it too. I also think another uni friend read it because of my recommendation, and loved it.

Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1) by Kevin Kwan
This is one I am currently lending out to my friend! We watched the movie together in theaters and she really loved it. So did I, by the way. I brought my copy of the first book for her so she could give the book a try as well, since they do differ in certain aspects.

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
I lent this to a friend as well, during university. It took some convincing for her to give it a try, which is understandable given the topic of the book. If you’re not aware, it’s about a brother and sister falling in love. The idea grossed both of us out, but the book itself is fantastic.

Those are the 4 books I have recommended to my friends and family! Not a lot, I know. I’m sure I’ve recommended other books too, but these are the ones I’m sure they actually read after my recommendation. Have you read any of these? Which books have you recommended to your family and friends?


14 thoughts on “Books I have recommended to my friends and family

  1. I’ve only read Me Before You, and like you said, I also loved it at the time, but maybe wouldn’t recommend anymore… The other three books are on my TBR though, they sound good. My family and friends aren’t really big readers so I do recommend, but they don’t usually follow my recommendations anyway, haha 🙂


  2. I love recommending CRA to my friends too (my family is not a reader) and managed to pull some of them into finishing the series 😀 I also recommended my sister PJO series, which she finished and enjoyed, but since she’s not a reader anyway she barely reads anything else afterwards :/


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