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October 11: All About Books You Read Because of Recommendation — Ten Books I’ve Read Because Of Another Blogger (Or Book Person) or Ten Books I Read On Recommendation From People Outside Of This Community or you could talk about recommendations of books you read from other sources — a magazine, a podcast, a “because you read this” algorithm.
These are the most recent books I enjoyed that I found a recommendation for… somewhere. I don’t keep track, but mostly book blogs, sometimes a book-related email, and occasionally a book club or challenge.
1. Smaller and Smaller Circles; F.H. Batacan. A challenge recommendation, about hunting a serial killer.
2. Wake of Vultures; Lila Bowen. Listened to the author talk about it, and the idea of a western where the characters have a more fluid gender identity–and there’s more out there than rattlesnakes and rustlers–sounded intriguing.
3. The Notorious RBG; Irin Carmon. A challenge suggestion, and that title alone made me curious. A detailed but not exhausting story of a life, with plenty of pictures.
4. The Red Queen; Christina Henry. The second book in a dark version of Alice in Wonderland, which is a little more realistic and a lot more scary!
5. Relish; Lucy Knisley. A challenge suggestion, pairing recipes with a graphic novel. A feast for the eyes, in cartoony and friendly form.
6. Monstress; Marjorie Liu. Read a review about this dark, lovely graphic novel. It’s grim, but fascinating, about a war where the monsters aren’t so simple to identify.
7. The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living; Louise Miller. Really, all someone has to do is say a book is about cooking and good, and I’ll give it a shot. Add in a kitchen disaster, and some romance? Perfect fun.
8. A Monster Calls; Patrick Ness. On a book challenge suggestion list for books made into movies. Rides the line between dream and reality, and I’m curious to see how the movie does.
9. Princess Princess Ever After; Katie O’Neill. Pointed out on a blog as a cute story about two princesses who find their happily ever after–their way. A short graphic novel, but packed with smiles.
10. This Savage Song; Victoria Schwab. Saw this one on a bunch of blogs. It’s difficult to be different…