Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays: Blogger Recommendations

Hosted by The Broke and Bookish

In honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, this week's Top Ten Tuesday focuses on the Top Ten Books I've Read Because of Another Blogger.

Here's my list--in no particular order. I wish I were better at making notes about who pointed books out to me.

1. The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman. I saw this on various sites across the blogosphere before I read it, but most particularly Dorte at
DJ's Krimiblog.

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu [Through the Take a Chance Three Challenge sponsored by Jenners at Life...With Books (Book Blogger's Choice: "Best of 2010 at The Book Lady's blog]

What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper by Paula Marantz Cohen. Featured on too many blogs to count.

4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Again mentioned and reviewed on many of the blogs I follow.

Scorpions: The Battles & Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman. Read & Reviewed by Cheryl at CMash Loves to Read. Then offered up as a giveaway--which I won!)

Many thanks to Ryan over at Wordsmithonia for bringing The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart to my attention. Despite my love for vintage mysteries, I had only read one other book by Rinehart (The Window at the White Cat) back before my blogging days--and that one made no great impression on me. But I could not resist this one after reading Ryan's excellent review (link above will take you there).

Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley. This one was already on the TBR pile, but I was inspired to move it up by Yvette over at in so many words. After hearing her praise it in a couple of different posts/comments, I had to read it for myself.

8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Again, recommended all over the place. I would never have read this one if I hadn't seen such great comments on it.

Soulless by Gail Carriger. I found Carriger's books mentioned on another blog site (Adventure Into Romance). I would never have read a paranormal steam punk book otherwise. And I really enjoy the Carriger series--think what I would have missed out on without the blogging world.

Gilgamesh translated by Herbert Mason. Received as a prize from Hotchpot Cafe for finishing my Birth Year Reading Challenge last year. Wonderful classic story.


Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

I loved The Thirteenth Tale. Such as awesome book!

Trish said...

Thirteenth Tale and Book Thief are both fantastic books! I got both of those titles because they were all over the blogs. How could I resist?!

Red said...

I read The Book Thief because of all the great recommendations from various bloggers. I'm pretty sure this is a book I wouldn't have bothered with if not for book bloggers. Nice list!

Beth D. said...

How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe was really good!

Ryan said...

I loved The Thirteenth Tale, but only one my second attempt to read it. The first failed after about 23 pages. I'm glad I went back to it.

I'm so glad you like The After House, this is the book that cemented my being a Mary Roberts Rinehart fantatic.

Yvette said...

Lots of great reads, Bev. I'm glad I influenced you to read PARNASSUS. :)

Didn't do a list today, worked on something for tomorrow instead.

Jenners said...

I read The Book Thief because of other bloggers too! And I'm so glad I did as it blew me away. I do think that blogging has introduced me to books I wouldn't have read otherwise ... and some of them have ended up being my all-time favorites.

Grace at Feeding My Book Addiction said...

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe and The Book Thief are great reads. I'm glad you found out about them in the blogosphere.

Grace at Feeding My Book Addiction

LBC said...

I just picked up a copy of The Girl in the Green Raincoat. I didn't realize it was such a small book. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it.

Check out my list at The Scarlet Letter.

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I love both Thirteenth Tale and The Book Thief are favorites. People recommended that I read them, too.

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