The book loving blogosphere is celebrating Book Blogger Apperciation Week (BBAW) through awards, blog topics, memes and interviews.
Today’s blog discussion asks us to name a book you read only because another blogger recommended it. Oddly enough I already had most of this post typed up in an email to two of my favorite bloggers anways. Sort of a private “Ode To Them” but figured, why not share it with y’all too!?
So my choice was easy – Ana and Thea of the Book Smugglers, bien sûr, but of course!
Because they’ve prompted me to read not just ONE book, but So Very Many. It’s going to take me a bit of time to tally them up.
Ok I’m back, what follows is my open letter to those sneaky book smuggling ladies:
Dear Ana and Thea;
In the past 6 months I read the following books thanks to you:
- Gone, Michael Grant
- Hunger, Michael Grant
- Secret Society Girl, Diana Peterfreund
- Under the Rose, Diana Peterfreund
- Rights of Spring Break, Diana Peterfreund
- Tap and Gown, Diana Peterfreund
- Revealed, Kate Noble
- Scandal, Carolyn Jewel
- The Laurentine Spy, Emily Gee
And that doesn’t even count the many I’ve added to my wish list based on your recommendations.
Ana, you jokingly asked if I trusted you in a comment on one of my other posts where I was worried if I would like the rest of the books in a series as much as I liked the first one. Trust you? I could really just give you both my credit card!
Also, I think one or both of you has some weird mind-connection or time traveling power. Whenever you mention old favorite YA books they are ALWAYS on my list of favorites too!
It’s getting a little creepy to be honest guys, Thea I think I’m looking specifically at you. Every time you mention, “Oh I just LOVED this book when I was younger” it is just too eerie that it holds a prominent place in my memory too. So far you have mind-read all these:
- The Song of the Lioness Quartet, 4 book series about Alanna of Trebond, Olau, and Pirate’s Swoop by Tamora Pierce
- Tomorrow, When the War Began, by John Marsden
- The Last Silk Dress and so many other Ann Rinaldi Books
- The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi
- Mara, Daughter of the Nile, Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Now the ONLY ONE you haven’t mentioned is Back Home by Michelle Magorian. I can’t decide if it would be increasingly weird or very cool if either of you also adores this one. But at the very least I mentioned it first!
So merci buckets to both of you, my TBR and reading list has been forever improved. I have not yet reached the level where my books must be smuggled, but we can all hope that someday I might!
*Edited to Add*: Your persuasive powers are far reaching, Katidom also wrote a great post listing books she’s read on your recommendations!