Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Book Blogger Appreciation Week Day 3


It's day 3 of BBAW! Today We're supposed to talk about books we've read because of a fellow blogger.

Oh my gosh! My TBR list used to be like maybe 200 books. Now It's over 700 and that's with me going through it every once and awhile and purging it! So, how did it get to be that much? I started blogging!

I used to keep track of every book recommendation and add it to my reviews. So if my friend Suey read and loved a book that looked good to me I'd add it to Goodreads and make a note that she was the one who recommended it. Then link back to her review in my review. Alas, I stopped doing that. I was never sure if anyone even noticed or used the link. Maybe I should bring it back? What do you think?

Back to talking about books that I've read because of a fellow blogger. I'm going to give a shout out to my friend Susan of Bloggin' 'Bout Books. Lately everything she reads looks just fascinating. Her reviews (when they're in favor of the book) make me want to go right out and buy said book right now and read it RIGHT now!

Here's a few books I've read because of her...

Pines by Blake Crouch.
This one just looked too mysterious and weird not to read! I inhaled in in two days and am very intrigued. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series.


Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
This was one of my favorite books last year. This book deserves way more praise than it's getting. Magical realism at it's best here, folks!



And because of Susan I've added these little gems to my TBR list. I have no doubt they'll be just as good.

Black-Eyed Susans Julia Heaberlin
It's about a survivor of a serial killer. It sounds very mysterious and exciting!
(I didn't link this one to Susan because I can't find her review of it. Now I'm thinking maybe I didn't even see this one on her blog but I SWEAR I did. So maybe she was talking about it?? Correct me if I'm wrong, Susan)



The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick
It sounds like a delightful magic realism reminiscent of Sarah Addison Allen only maybe a bit darker.




So what about you? What books have you read because of a fellow blogger?

27 comments:

  1. I didn't realize you had read Bone Gap and Pines because of Susan. That's cool. I'm glad you liked them too. It seems like you and Susan are on the same page about a lot of things.

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    1. It definitely seems that way lately.

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  2. I need to purge also, thank goodness it is just a list right but how to decide what to keep as a possible read, the year goes way to quickly.

    I have never heard of Pines. I also want to read Black Eyed Susans.

    It is nothing like reading a bloggers review and wanted to download that book to read immediately :-) great feeling to have.

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  3. Awww, thanks so much for the shout-out! I have read a lot of good books lately (kind of lately -- the books I'm reviewing now are ones I read back in December). Glad they've been good ones for you as well.

    I actually haven't read BLACK-EYED SUSANS. Maybe it's just the title that reminded you of me? I think I downloaded the book from Netgalley, just haven't gotten around to reading it yet ...

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    1. Maybe you mentioned it in a looking forward to post or maybe a books purchased? I swear it was your blog.

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  4. I'm so, so glad that you mentioned Susan! I love her blog and though I don't read much YA, I did start a mystery series because of her. And I keep foisting my mystery reads toward her and telling her, read it, read it!! LOL

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    1. Ha ha! So you're a book pusher, huh?

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  5. Oh gosh, Bone Gap. I was SO resistant to reading that book at first (and still now, a bit), because I've mostly sworn off reading books with sexual assault taking prominence. But bloggers have made it sound SO GOOD.

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    1. Um, I hardly remember anything about sexual assault so it must not be too bad. You should read it!

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  6. I need to read Bone Gap! You and Suey keep gushing over it. I need to bump it up on the priority list.

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    1. Yes you do. Now watch you hate it. ;)

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  7. I am definitely inspired by other bloggers- I tried to keep track of what blogs I see a book on, but sometimes I see a book on lots of blogs and that's what convinces me to give into it and finally buy it- like Bone Gap.

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    1. Me too. If everyone is raving I often get sucked in by the peer pressure.

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  8. I also track the way that you described and link back in my reviews. I wasn't sure how many people did that. I'm not sure if anyone follows the link from my review, but often that will at least alert the original blogger that I read a book they recommended, if nothing else.

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    1. Yeah. I should start doing it again.

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  9. Well, I just increased my TBR list. Thanks!

    BTW, I'm impressed that you go through and purge your list. I have never done that. Maybe I need to!

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    1. Lol! You're welcome. Yes, purging is good. I'm I impulse adder to my tbr list. It's good to purge once in awhile.

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  10. Hi Jenny, I am so glad to have discovered your blog. I have always wanted to read 'The Sparrow Sisters'. And, magical realism is one of my most favourite genres. :)

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    1. It's a great genre. I need to read it soon.

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  11. I do that purging thing every six months or so on GR. I've gotten it down to just over 100 books I want to read, although I always change my mind on a few over time. The other books I'm wanting to keep track of, but not commit to go to a "maybe" shelf so they don't clutter up the shelf of books I am committed to.

    I've heard of Bone Gap. Maybe I'll need to take a second look at it.

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    1. Whoa! I can't believe your tbr list is so small. I have the worst impulse control ever!

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  12. The topic of this day was too overwhelming for me so I just skipped it! Like, every book is somehow recommendation from a blogger!

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  13. I really want to read Bone Gap but don't have a copy. One day!

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    1. Sorry! I had to get mine at the library.

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  14. I would venture to say about 80-90% of the books on my Goodreads TBR list are there because a fellow blogger/reader brought it to my attention. In fact, I do believe that I added Bone Gap to my list because of you! So there you go. :)

    There are definitely certain bloggers that if they loved a book, there's a 99% chance I will too. But there's also a bigger portion of my blogging friends who we have different tastes, but the same love of books so it doesn't really matter. And occasionally we will hit on a book or two that we both love.

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