I picked this prompt from the Support Book Bloggers Challenge because my reading is very influenced by other bloggers — probably at least half the books I read are due to this. The reason can range from individual reviews, to a blogger’s love for a particular author, to specific reading events, and even personal recommendations. I don’t always remember where I got interested in a book, even if I know it was due to a book blog, but in some cases I can identify the influencer, and I’d love to take this opportunity to say thank you. Here are ten that I was able to pick out without even trying very hard, on a trawl back through a couple of years of my Read list on Goodreads.
- The Heiress – Girl with Her Head in a Book was planning to review this for Austen in August, and since she said “I liked it a lot,” I picked it up right away. I liked it too.
- The Game of Kings – I’ve been seeing raves about Dorothy Dunnett for quite some time at She Reads Novels (among others) and finally read my first. So glad I did.
- What My Bones Know – What’s Nonfiction is always adding to my nonfiction TBR. This was one that really blew me away this year.
- Putting the Rabbit in the Hat – AnnaBookBel reviewed a memoir by a favorite actor of hers, Brian Cox, and even though I didn’t know his TV work I thought it sounded interesting. It was.
- The Luckiest Girl – Constance of Staircase Wit is fond of the teenage novels by Beverly Cleary, so I wanted to give one a try. This was especially fascinating to read alongside Cleary’s memoirs, which include darker versions of some of the same experiences.
- Inheritance – This was a direct recommendation from The Book Stop, which was offering a book recommendation service. It was a perfect choice for me!
- A Little Princess – I read Laurie’s review at Relevant Obscurity and it made me want to revisit one of my favorite books.
- The Corner That Held Them – Sylvia Townsend Warner Reading Week at A Gallimaufry inspired me to read this most unusual historical novel.
- The Meursault Investigation – Words and Peace recommended this to read alongside L’étranger by Albert Camus — and it was an intriguing pair indeed.
- Tao te Ching – Roof Beam Reader listed this as the first in a year-long world religions reading project. I wanted to sign up for the whole year, but this was the only one I managed … I’m glad I did.
What books have you read because of other bloggers?