Today's task for BBAW is to talk about a book that we read because of a book blogger.
Um.... I can't do it! It's because I can't really name a specific blogger to a specific book. How it works with me is I suddenly realize that there's a book that everyone seems to be talking about. Once that happens, THEN I think, hmmmm.... I better read this. I'm sure there are some that I read because of one blogger, but for the most part, it's a combined effort on everyone's part.
That's the Book Blogger Buzz working... and I have read many many books because of this buzz.
So I went through my list of books read so far this year and here's what books I read because of the Book Blogger Buzz (with links to my review):
The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer: never even heard of Heyer before the buzz around here
Taken By Storm by Angela Morrison: okay so I CAN name a specific blogger on this one, Susan at Bloggin' Bout Books said, "If you want an ARC of this, check here." So I did and now I have a new favorite author!
The Moon Below by Barbara Bickmore: I kept seeing this on many people's list of favorites
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie: one I wouldn't ever have known about but for bloggers
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows: all the fault of Books on the Nightstand podcast
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: many of you talked about this one
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson: wow, you all raved
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart: seems like a bunch of you read this all about the same time
The Road by Cormac McCarthy: Well, Oprah recommended first, but I doubt I would have read it except for all the amazing reviews from book bloggers
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Vol.1 by M.T. Anderson: this one was read totally because of John Green's rave review
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan: I would have never picked this one up except for the BUZZ
Keep it up people! I love what you recommend!