Friday Favorite Five: Books People Recommended to Me


For previous posts and future FFF topics check out my Friday Favorite Five page here.

Favorite Five Stand Alone Fantasy Novels

Book recommendations, where would we be without them? Well, my TBR pile would probably be a lot smaller (har har), but also I would have missed out on so many great books without friends insisting I read some of their favorites knowing that I might also like them. Thanks, friends, you’re the best!

Most of these are somewhat recent because my memory isn’t what it used to be! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • The Last Sun by K.D. Edwards


Words can not describe how much I loved reading this book. Thank you to everyone who kept recommending it to me: fellow bloggers, reddit friends — you know who you are! I really should have read this when it first came out, I could kick myself! But, at least now I don’t have as long to wait until the 2nd book comes out. This one is very much an Urban Fantasy but it’s a new kind of UF. Atlantis, magic, a society based on tarot cards…this really is a cool book. Can’t wait until the fall when I get to spend more time with these characters!


  • The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren


I’m almost 100% sure one of my reddit friends recommended this one to me either on goodreads or twitter. It’s hard to say, I talk to a lot of my reddit friends outside of reddit these days. A cozy mystery with vampires and witches? Heckin’ yeah. I thought these books would be super silly, but they’re just good fun all around. Vampires! And Knitting! If you like Murder She Wrote type of mysteries but with a supernatural twist, well, this is the series for you.



  • The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles


One of my reddit friends and fellow bloggers recommended this one to me. She likes to push romances at people, and I’m totally cool with that, especially since we share very similar tastes where that’s concerned. Honestly for romance, there’s no one else’s recommendation I trust more than hers. I probably never would have found this on my own, so I’m eternally grateful because it’s just my sort of thing. A historical romance with magic? Yes, please, sign me right on up for that.



  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black


This is one that, again, a reddit friend and fellow moderator kept telling me to read. So when I was out and about and came across a copy I picked it up. Then it sat there for a while until I kept seeing more and more people talking about it. My only regret is not picking it up sooner! Past me is an idiot, once again! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This book is the dark fae, crazy stuff goes down, and even though I should hate the relationship in this one I don’t and what is wrong with me? Love this book.



  • The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff



Well, here I am again, talking about this series by Huff. This was recommended to me by one of my friends from reddit. I remember that she made such a big thing about how much she liked this book, she talked me into reading it, then we were both shouting about it, and a bunch of other people read it and things just snowballed. Fun times! Urban fantasy, fun and weird, I love this book (and the rest of the series).



Those are my picks for this week! What are some of your favorite books that people have recommended to you? Leave me a note the comments, I’d love to chat!

6 thoughts on “Friday Favorite Five: Books People Recommended to Me

  1. Tammy says:

    I know you mentioned several of these more than once๐Ÿ˜‰ Now I’m determined to check out Tanya Huff’s series and The Vampire Knitting Club๐Ÿ˜

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