A week or so ago, I asked for book recommendations on Instagram from my followers and close book friends. I saw the trend floating around and decided to jump aboard. I got such a great variety of book recommendations, though, that I wanted to share them with you! Definitely go check out the Instagram accounts, too, since they are full of great people.
january: A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
recommended by @hanneasinhannah
I have been following Cait, better known online as Paper Fury, for a few years now. When she released A Thousand Perfect Notes, I immediately added her books to my TBR. Somewhere along the line, I forgot to ever order her books on Book Depository (since they’re published in the UK, not the US). When I got this request in, I was ecstatic. Now I’m patiently waiting for the book to actually come in the mail. It will probably become a February read, though, due to mailing times.
february: Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
recommended by @emilee_helen
I’ve been friends with Emilee for nearly five years now, and she has been relentlessly recommending this book to me. Well, this year will be the year I finally read Princess of the Midnight Ball. It just so happens that Emilee’s birthday is in February, so I’m excited to read this during her birthday month.
march: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
recommended by @primroseandclover
I have never heard of Blood Water Paint, so I’m excited that Abi from Primrose and Clover recommended this book for me. It seems like it will be the perfect book to devour during spring break.
april: Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
recommended by @gryffindorbooksofficial
I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone in 2019 as part of my Young Adult Literature course, so I’m excited to read something new by her. I put this book later in the year in order to try to get it from the library since the book came out January 2020.
may: Throw Like A Girl by Sarah Hennings
recommended by @booklovinjean
I’m not typically a sports contemporary reader, but I already had this book added to my radar for 2020 releases. I can’t wait to read this book to kick off summer and maybe even fall a little in love with football while I’m at it. Who knows what could happen?
june: Becoming by Michelle Obama
recommended by @bookncatsncoffee
Yes, I know I am way behind in reading this book. I know once I pick it up, I will not be able to set it down. I’m debating on whether or not to listen to the audiobook of Becoming since Michelle Obama narrates the book herself. I can’t wait to finally knock this one off my TBR!
july: Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
recommended by @eviethebookdragon
I talked about Evie’s passion for Peter and the Starcatchers in my ‘Welcome to My Bookshelf‘ post earlier this week. When I saw a hardcover copy in pretty fantastic condition at my local Goodwill, I knew I had to snag it for such a great price. I can’t wait to stare at this book on my shelves until July.
august: By The Book by Amanda Sellet
recommended by @heidi.hill
I’m reading this book later in the year in order to give myself some time to pick it up from the library. Heidi is an absolute gem, though, and we have pretty similar taste in books. When I asked her for a recommendation, I knew I would get a fantastic read. I haven’t read nearly enough books with characters who love literature, so I can’t wait to jump into this romance.
september: Love Her Wild by Atticus
recommended by @plottingertwist
Atticus’ poems have been on my TBR for a long time, and I am so glad that Hannah recommended his anthology for me. I feel like I will love his poems. One of my other bookstagram friends, Holly, also absolutely loves his poems and shares snippets on Instagram all the time.
october: With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo
recommended by @littlemissbookends
I bought this book in Barnes and Noble’s last Book Haul Blowout sale for 50% off. I love Elizabeth Acevedo’s Poet X audio, and the hardcover edition of With the Fire on High has the most gorgeous naked cover I own. I knew I had to buy this. But when Callie recommended this for me? I was ecstatic! I can’t wait to finally read an unread book on my shelf.
november: Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi
recommended by @thewordyhabitat
Sumedha is such a dear blogging friend of mine, so I knew I had to get a recommendation from her. I could not be more excited to move outside of my comfort zone of reading and read a book from a non-American author. Amish Tripathi is a renowned Indian author, so I can’t wait to dive into his world that so many others already love.
december: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
recommended by @abby.m.a.r.t.i.n
I am definitely behind with this series, but I am typically struggle with reading books about animals, dragons specifically. But… this book is my best friend Abby’s absolute favorite ever. Abby has been wanting me to read this book since our friendship started back in eighth grade. I’m pretty sure my opinion about this book will make or break our friendship, though.
Do you have any books that you loved from a friend’s recommendation? Do you have any movies you think I should watch this year? Let me know in the comments!