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BBAW: Blogger Inspired Reads

BBAW_Celebrate_BooksToday, we are blogging about the books that other bloggers inspired us to buy and read.  This is actually a hard question because I haven’t been keeping track!  Almost everything I buy or take out from the library these days has been recommended to me by other bloggers.  I really need to make a list with notes of who recommended what to me, honestly, or at least where I’d heard about it.  I know which books I’ve seen on blogs and which books I’ve seen on, say, LibraryThing, but never just which bloggers are behind it.  I blame my memory.  Plus, I already made a list of bloggers I love and I don’t want to exclude anyone again!

So I thought I’d go back for a bit and instead list the books that I absolutely loved and would never have discovered without this awesome world of book bloggers.  If you’re reading this and you reviewed or talked about that book, then I can almost guarantee you inspired me to read it at least in part.

  • The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, and Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
  • Nothing but Ghosts by Beth Kephart
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  • The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
  • The Southern Vampire mysteries by Charlaine Harris
  • The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough
  • Possession, A.S. Byatt
  • Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony and Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
  • The first 2 vols. of Bone by Jeff Smith

And that’s just books I loved, that I’d read again tomorrow, that I’ve acquired on my own in some way, since April/May.  It doesn’t include the 370 unread books I have, 3/4 of which I’ve acquired since I officially got involved in June 2008.  It also doesn’t include any ARCs.  Thank you, book bloggers!

What books have you discovered thanks to book blogging?


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