I’ve experienced my fair share of book disappointment; it’s inevitable when you read 100+ novels a year. However, I can’t seem to remember a single instance where I failed to enjoy a book that was recommended to me by a friend. Maybe I haven’t had enough coffee yet and my brain is still asleep but I’m honestly drawing a blank. I’m not talking about all of the random recommendations I get on GoodReads on a daily basis because I stopped taking those seriously like, the day after I signed-up to the site.
I’m talking about either real life friends or bloggers that I’ve been following for six months or more. All of these people know me pretty well and have a good idea of what my preferences are. Whenever they recommend a novel to me my biggest mistake is usually delaying in reading it because once I do, I realize that I should have done so ages ago. I’ve discovered some of my favourite series through recommendations namely the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning (recommended by Julie from Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks), the Firelight series by Kristen Callihan (recommended by Amber I from Awesomesauce Book Club) and the Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane (recommended by Jennifer from The Book Nympho). So, am I the exception to the rule?