Book Blogger Hop | My Go-To Book Recommendation is Better than Getting a Rose

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

What is your go-to recommendation for someone who doesn’t read often?

(submitted by Amanda @ Give Me Coffee and Books)


I actually ask a few questions, like what books have you read and enjoyed?  What are some of your favorite movies/tv shows that you are currently watching?  And then I go from there.  I try to pick books that I have found to be easy reads for someone who doesn’t read often, for instance some of my more frequent suggestions are:

Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series

and they are definitely better than getting a rose, though I am sure the Bachelor this season is a great guy ❤️

I don’t usually recommend more intense reads (thrillers, high fantasy, etc…) for someone who doesn’t read often. That seems to be something a person would graduate into – it would be like receiving a marriage proposal from the Bachelor without first getting a rose. Instead I pull from the shallow end of the pool where they are probably hanging out.

Book Blog Hopping Across the Blogosphere

I saw where another book blogger added book review posts from around the blogosphere to their Book Blogger Hop post, and I thought, Wow what a great idea! So I am doing that too ❤️. I can’t remember who the blogger is but if it’s you and you see this – thank you!

So, hop on over to these book blogs to see excellent reviews (on books other than mystery or fantasy) and bookish posts from a few of the amazing bloggers I follow:


A gothic novel review from the knowledgeable Sammi @Writerly Way:


A historical novel review from the amazing Kat @ KB Book Reviews:


A romance story review from Claudia @ The Love of Books:


A contemporary novel review from the always lovely Shalini @ Book Reviews by Shalini :

Bookish Posts

Unpopular Opinions about Harry Potter from the fun Kathryn @ Book. Books and More Books:

Reasons for Writing Reviews from Nicole @ Thoughts Stained with Ink:

Do you have a go-to book recommendation?

17 Replies to “Book Blogger Hop | My Go-To Book Recommendation is Better than Getting a Rose”

  1. Awwh thankyou so much for tagging me/icluding me with this great list of reviews! Great answer to the question too, High-fantasy etc… are definitely things you work your way up to – good advic for giving recommendations! Awesome post! 😊💜

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    1. It is a great review on what I can only imagine was a tough book to read. I wouldn’t have been able to get through it. It would have given me nightmares.

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      1. Thank you. It was definitely tough to read, very heart-breaking, I definitely couldn’t shake it from my mind. That’s fair it is incredibly harrowing. 💜💜

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    1. They are fun questions and I love showcasing other reviews I’ve read. I don’t always comment but I do read them, so this is a good way to show how much I enjoyed them ❤️

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  2. That’s a great answer. One of these days I’m actually going to join in this hop because the questions always intrigue me.
    And I see to genre link reviews up above I’m going to check out. Thanks!

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    1. The questions are fun and then I use that portent generator to come up with a creative angle ❤️. These are great bloggers! Enjoy!

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  3. Kinsella and Evanovich are great suggestions for those who would like something humorous and not so serious. I think I’d go with something darker though for someone like my husband though. A lot depends on the person I’m recommending too and what they are into. I like your idea of easing them in… You don’t want to scare them off reading, after all! And sometimes those awesome high fantasy novels or classic tomes can be intimidating even if great reads.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Very true! My husband wouldn’t read those books either. I would have to come up with something based on what they liked to watch.
      Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!♥️


  4. Hi Tessa, it was probably my Friday Finds post that you saw – I love sharing other bloggers’ book reviews to my followers.
    Yeah, like everyone else has already said, I’d need to know what sort of genres the person enjoys first before I would recommend anything but if they like the paranormal I’d have lots of different authors I could recommend.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Tessa.
    Here’s my BBH Post
    Flora x

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    1. Great! Thank you, Flora! It’s such a good idea ❤️. I read so many reviews and it’s such a good way to say how much I appreciate them.

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  5. The way you approach recommendations is fantastic! That’s what I often try to do, too, so I know I’m recommending something they’re likely to enjoy. So much yes on choosing something easier to read, also! Don’t want to intimidate them or turn them off right away.

    Thank you so much for sharing my review! I appreciate it. 😀

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