Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Julia's Top Ten Books I Read Because of Another Blogger

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Hello Blogosphere and Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week! Julia here! Since I am pre-writing this way in advance (for once), I don't know of the outcome of any of the awards. Like the one we were nominated for with this meme.

Anyway, in honor of Book Blogger Appreciation week, we are going to do the...

Top Ten Books I Read Because of Another Blogger

1. Firelight
I found this out through the blog that Sophie Jordan writes with other paranormal authors. I can't for the life of me find the link to it, but I used to read it all the time. I read the post she had on her new book Firelight and wanted to read it ever since. I just read it recently, just in time for the release of her second book.

2. The Pun Also Rises
This book was actually found for me through TLC Book tours. But that is a blog that promotes books. And I doubt I would have found it otherwise.

3. Across the Universe
Man, I wish I had a list of all the blogs that promoted this book when it came out. Every time I saw the post, it would make me want to read it more. I got the book from the library and finally got my own copy just yesterday.

4. The Jewel of St. Petersburg
Again, I obviously dont keep track of WHERE I heard of these, but I know it was from another blogger. This one I read and loved. So mysterious person who happened to write a blog post on this book, thanks.

5. The Hunger Games
This, like Across the Universe, was recommended by quite a few blogs. Great series. I am so glad I read it.

6. Beastly
I don't remember how I found this one. I think it was through Goodreads (which is not technically a blog but more of a book forum?). Another book I would have never have found with out book interaction websites.

7. The Spymaster's Lady
This one I got from my favorite book blog, Smart Bitches Trashy Books. The first book blog I followed and probably the one I read most frequently. This was such a good book. I've read quite a few romance novels based upon these lovely bloggers.

8. To Taste Temptation
This one I found from a blog that another author that I love put together. I think the blog was on Barnes and Noble's website. I love it when bloggers/authors recommend other, similar books.

9. The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
This one was recommended by blogger Cleolinda Jones. It was actually really good and eye opening. She has a great blog that is not just books, but her book posts (especially the Twilight parodies/recaps) are really great!

10. The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University
And finally this book, found through another one of those blogs that sort of bleed together in my Google reader. Great book.

We have a great community on here and I really would have never found some great books (and some not so great). So THANK YOU book bloggers for doing what you do and give us all these awesome shared experiences!

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  1. Oh, I've heard of "The Unlikely Disciple: the author was interviewed by Freethought Radio, I think. Rather depressing story of his, exploring that oppressive culture..

  2. Hunger Games was also one I read because I saw so many other people liked it. Great list :)

  3. This week's top ten was so much fun but hard to dwindle down to only 10. So many of the books I have read are because of amazing bloggers!

  4. It's great to think of how many awesome authors and titles I have been introduced to because of bloggers. Another week, another great topic :)

  5. I am so thankful for all the recommendations I read everyday from some of the greatest people in my life. This was a wonderful idea for BBAW!

  6. I'm just about to start Firelight right now. :) It's nice to be starting a book after hearing that someone enjoyed it. :)

  7. Isn't the bloggosphere great?! It's where I get most of my recommendations.

    Here's my top ten


  8. We have 5 & 6 in common. The Hunger Games was one of those "universally recommended" books that I can't remember where I first heard of, but I know it was in the book blogosphere. I have Across the Universe on my TBR list but I haven't gotten to it yet. Like you, I heard about it from several blogs.

    Good topic this week. Looking forward to seeing everyone's lists!

  9. Great topic, Julia! As a children's book marketer, I'm learning a lot from reading these posts! I'm curious -- how often do you read a blogger review that convinces you to read/buy a book? Is this really common, or more like the exception to the rule?

  10. Your list has so many great books on it! The Jewel of St Petersburg was a great book!

  11. So many books, so little time. I now have Firelight on my TBR list, thanks for mentioneing it. Hunger Games was also one of the best books I've ever had the fortune to find thanks to fellow bloggers.

  12. Great Top Ten Topic! Very interesting.

  13. Very cool Top Ten this week! I made sure to put the blogs as well, so that people see where I go to feed my TBR Monster!

  14. I still need to read Across the Universe, especially with how many blogs I saw it on whether anticipating it or reviewing it. :) And I loved Beastly, though a friend bought it for me on a whim. Excellent and diverse list!

  15. Across the Universe and The Hunger Games were both recommended to me too, but not by a blogger.

  16. we do have a great book blogging community and this little meme that promotes bookish togetherness is part of it. Thanks for hosting each week. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  17. Love my fellow bloggers--there are a number of books I would never have read if they hadn't been mentioned out here in the blogosphere.

  18. I think I am going to read The Hunger Games next.

    Here's my Top Ten.

  19. My first Top Ten visit...going to be a regular after this!

    I'm excited to check out these other blogs and see what other fantastic books are just waiting for me to find them. :)


  20. Thanks for hosting this meme. I love seeing all the lists!

  21. Fun list. :) Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week, everyone!

  22. I am so happy that for over a year now I record who recommends a book to me that I added to LibraryThing, so helpful.

  23. I'm glad I'm not the only one who isn't sure where I got some recommendations! Great topic!

  24. I also read The Pun Also Rises, and enjoyed it a lot. my review is here:
    Emma @ Words And Peace

  25. I enjoyed The Unlikely Disciple. Nice list!

  26. @Kathy Ann Coleman
    I hope you enjoy Firelight. I actually was a littler harsh on it in my Goodreads review. I read a different book then I was expecting it to be I guess. I hope you like it though! But I still read it because of another blogger :)

    @Rachel Stark
    For me it is not too too often. Mostly because I dont frequent the blogosphere too much. I will say though that almost all of the book I decided to put on my TBR list are ones that I have stumbled into online or found on Goodreads. I dont buy too many books and usually if I do it's my tried and true authors. My bookstore browsing has now turned into online book browsing.

    Thanks for all the comments people of the internet!

  27. I recently found you guys, but I love lists as well so expect to see me back every week for this. Also good luck with BBAW, I voted for you, this is a great meme.

  28. Congrats on BBAW win. This is a great meme.

  29. Congrats on your BBAW win!! Just wanted to stop by and check it out.

  30. Across The Universe is another one I need to read! So many books so little time...

  31. I like this meme, it's a great idea! Apologies though, I added my link to the wrong post. :( If you can take it down from this one, that'd be great!

  32. This is actually something I have been working on this year... reading books I've always meant to read and never got around to!

  33. I'm dying to read Anna and the French Kiss too! I've yet to hear a single bad word about it!

    Oh bleh, my link displayed the wrong name. It should be "Mia @ Wanderlust Books". Oopsie!


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