Thursday, September 17, 2009

BBAW: The Wonderful Book Blogger Buzz

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

Marked by PC Cast and Kristen Cast: Given to me for the Blogger Christmas Exchange by Ruthie

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: many of you talked about this one

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson: wow, you all raved

Beach Trip by Cathy Holton: TLC Book Tour

And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander: recommended to my book club by Tricia at Library Queue

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!


  1. I have some of those types of books, too. Like Evermore - I heard about that one all over the place. Can't give anyone a specific recommendation point.

  2. Glad you discovered so many great books through the buzz!

  3. There are a few on your list that I still haven't heard of. But most of them I read because of blogger buzz too.

  4. You mentioned a lot of great books, many of which are in my TBR pile, although the only one on your list I've actually read is The Road.

  5. It's wonderful how many books we've discovered through blogging, isn't it? I just wish there was more time to read them all!



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