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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…
What are some books you read just because your favorite bloggers did?