I have bought too many books on a recommendation to be able to mention them all. But at the same time I’ve not bought any for a while because someone recommended it.
The one that comes to mind (and is one I’ve not mentioned for this before is Heart Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne.
Unless using the 1001 books you must read before you die list as inspiration counts as a recommendation in which case I have. I’ve got an app on my ipad which lists every single book that’s ever been one of the 1001 – it’s been updated several times since 2006 and there is somewhere in the region of 1300 books on it in total (but never more than 1001 at once). I’ve read something like 137 of them in total, I can’t remember exactly. I don’t intend to read them all but I enjoy using the list to expand my horizons and I’ve discovered a couple of now favourite authors because of that.
I’m reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens at the moment.