|The Broke and Bookish|
Today's topic: Books I read because of the recommendation from another blogger. This seems like a perfect topic this Blogger Appreciation Week.
1. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells---Sue Jackson at Book by Book recommended this is audio format and I really enjoyed it. (I just finished it last night, so it is freshest in my mind.)
2. Boom! by Mark Haddon---also recommended by Sue Jackson. My family listened to this audiobook together. It is very fun and funny.
3. Swim the Fly by Don Calame--- a hilarious, coming-of-age, boy book. I can't remember which blogger shared about this book, but thank you!
4. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys---historical fiction at it's best.
5. Blink and Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones was recommended by Annette at Annette's Book Spot. She said it was one of her favorite books of the year and it was definitely one of my favorite summer reads.
6. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson---many, many bloggers wrote about this book this summer. So many that I just had to read the book! I loved it!
7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins---another books that "everyone" on the blogosphere seemed to be talking about this book.
8. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Levithan and Cohn---the blogosphere lit up about this book right before it hit the bookstores. I have read other books by both authors, so I'm sure I would have gotten around to reading it "some day" but the amount of attention it got increased the urgency to read it.
9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot---an amazing look at the woman and her immortal cells, named HELA. These cells have saved countless lives. Fascinating book!. Thanks to all the bloggers who raised my awareness of the book.
*10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Audiobook)---Sheila at Book Journey raved about the audio version of this book a few weeks back. I immediately placed a hold on it, in this format, at the public library. I am always on the hunt for good audiobooks. (*I haven't received it yet.)
(10:15 PM: I know there are others but right now I feel brain dead. I'll update this list tomorrow!
Update complete: 3:44 PM, 9/13/11)