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One of the best (and sometimes worst) things about reading other bloggers’ reviews is that there are plenty of great books to read about and grab my own copy of. Here’s a list of just ten of the books that I’ve read because the bloggers I follow did.
1. My Name is Memory (Ann Brashares) – Not certain where I first read about this book, but the synopsis was pretty intriguing: a man who has lived dozens of lives, and spends each of them searching for the one soul he loves more than any other. Too bad it was kind of a letdown.
2. The Corinthian (Georgette Heyer) – My first brush with Heyer was through an accidental discovery of The Masqueraders, but Gypsi over at The Couple that Reads Together was kind enough to point me toward some of her favorites as jumping-off point. Thanks, Gypsi!
3. Soulless (Gail Carriger) – This is one of those book series that the entire blogosphere got way into — myself included. Glad I picked it up, but I haven’t been compelled to read the next in the series yet.
4. Ash (Malinda Lo) – I love me some twisted/mixed fairy tales. This one’s a combination of several, including “Cinderella.” Great characters and interesting plot twists.
5. Graveminder (Melissa Marr) – I’ve gotten really into Southern Gothic recently, and I like knowing that I’m not alone in my obsession. Not sure where I first heard about Graveminder, but it was pretty darn good.
6. Graceling (Kristin Cashore) – I first heard about this little gem from the fabulous Em and Lo over at Love YA Lit, and I’m so glad I picked up a copy. It’s a fantastic novel, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s my favorite read of the entire year.
7. Lucy (Laurence Gonzales) – This was my Halloween read for last year, and it definitely gave me the heebie-jeebies for which I was looking. But it was more than that; it’s a modern-day Frankenstein that explores some pretty frightening possibilities.
8. Poison Study (Maria V. Snyder) – I wish I could remember where I first read about Snyder’s series — I’d give that blogger a medal. Such an amazing book (and series).
9. A Discovery of Witches (Deborah Harkness) – Once again, no idea where I first heard about this book, but it was all over the blogosphere for a long time. I’m still waiting to hear about the sequel…
10. Picture the Dead (Adele Griffin, Lisa Brown) – Heard about this one from Small Review. I like the “scrapbook” feel of the book, and it’s a great, spooky mystery.
What are some books you read just because your favorite bloggers did?
9 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Read Because of Other Bloggers”
Read the first paragraph of your GRACELING summary and must say the novel sounds excellent…it gives a real shock-factor.
It was a surprisingly shocking book in lots of ways. Some good twists, some good themes, and a character after my own heart. For what more can a reader ask?
Man, a lot of those are on my TBR shelves because of bloggers too! We must read a lot of the same bloggers. 🙂
Perhaps we do — there are really only so many book bloggers, after all. A lot of these books were touted pretty heavily all over the blogosphere, so it’s quite possible that even even if we don’t follow the same blogs, chances are everyone’s talking about the same books anyway. 🙂
Fun list. A lot of authors whose names I recognize–and ten books I’ve never read. Hmm. My reading list keeps getting longer and longer! 🙂
My TBR list is ever-expanding as well — hence the “sometimes frustrating” comment I made at the beginning of this list. 🙂 I generally find one or two books every week to add to my list.
Guess I should look into it, but I’ve never even heard of this Melissa Marr book. Is it part of a series or a stand alone?
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Graveminder was not what I was expecting — it’s a book about ghosts, but they’re very zombie-esque. It was more gruesome than I thought it would be, but Marr developed the world very well, and it was that more than anything that kept me interested.
The ending also happened faster than I thought it would, and felt a little abrupt; I don’t know if it’s the first in a series, but it felt like one. So I’m hoping it actually is.
I had to look back at my review of MY NAME IS MEMORY (the only book on this top 10 list that I’ve read). I remember it as kind of a letdown, too, and I wrote “definite mixed feelings on this one.”