Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…
I’ve decided to focus on books I bought because booktubers and bloggers often mention them.
Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
It’s on my bookshelves still waiting to be read. I bought the U.K. editions because these white covers are just gorgeous. That’s part of the reason why I bought the boxed set.
Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb
Sam’s Nonsense, a booktuber, convinced me to try these books and I’m SO glad I did because they are some of my favorite fantasy novels. I’m a huge Robin Hobb fan now and have read all the books in this trilogy and the larger Realm of the Elderlings series.
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
I bought this and the second book in the trilogy because I love the covers. Also, a booktuber, Hailey in Bookland, convinced me to try it because she often talked about it. I liked it and would like to complete the trilogy.
The Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater
A combination of bloggers and booktubers convinced me to try this series, and I really enjoyed it. I love how atmospheric it is.
Soulless by Gail Carriger
For this one, it was actually bookish newsletters I subscribe to (so booksellers and publishers) that convinced me to get this book. I haven’t yet read it, but I hope to do so sometime this year.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
It took a whole year, I think, before I gave into the hype and read this book. I ended up really liking it and am looking forward to trying her recently published, The Glass Hotel.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
So many bloggers and booktubers were talking about this one when it was published, so I bought it. Still haven’t read it yet though, lol!
You by Caroline Kepnes
Another popular one, but I read it and loved it so much that a got an audio copy of it too, which is also great.
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
I still can’t believe I haven’t yet read this one either. The hype and the pretty cover made me buy it.