Today’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week prompt is: “What have you read and loved because of a fellow blogger?”
Before I start naming names, some background: I have a ridiculously long to-read list on Goodreads . . . it’s insane. And to add to the insanity, every time I add a book to that list because of a blogger, I put the blogger’s name in the “recommender” field of the web form. I’ve been tracking recommendations from the moment I started blogging in November 2009. (Oh the nerdery!) Which means, with some sorting, I can list off some five-star reads and the blogger responsible.
In no particular order:
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (Ana of things mean a lot)
The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway (Alice of Reading Rambo)
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (Eva of The Charm of It)
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman (Kim of Sophisticated Dorkiness)
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (raych of books i done read)
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (Heather of Capricious Reader)
The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman (Thomas of Hogglestock):
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn (Michelle of Fluttering Butterflies)
And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts (Jenny of Reading the End)
The Arrival by Shaun Tan (Leslie of Regular Rumination)
This is by no means a complete list of worthy recommendations I have received, but it makes me happy to give some specific examples of bloggers who connected me with great books.
Before I close out this post, I want to give an additional shout-out to the bloggers who are most guilty for the lengthy state of my to-read list. I counted, and the bloggers with the highest amount of recommendations in my to-read list are (in order):
Eva (The Charm of It), the combined force of Teresa and Jenny (Shelf Love), Ana (things mean a lot), Jenny (Reading the End), Aarti (Booklust), Jackie (Farm Lane Books), Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness), Maphead, and Claire (Captive Reader).
I fully expect to find more books that I love thanks to their recommendations!