Today’s prompt is:
Books I Read Because of a Fellow Blogger
I figured that was easy enough but no. No, it isn’t. I can’t remember who recommended what. Once a book hits the Goodreads TBR list it is like it organically grew there of its own volition. So I decided to talk about the places where I get most of my recommendations.
Aarti at BookLust and Diversiverse – For the past few years I’ve been making myself branch out and find great POC authors. Aarti’s sci-fi/fantasy event in October, Diversiverse, is a big reason why. It opened my eyes to so many great authors like Nnedi Okorafor and Tananarive Due.
Tanya at Mom’s Small Victories and Travel the World in Books – I started tracking the settings of the books that I was reading through a challenge that Sheila at Book Journey did. I enjoyed it so I got involved with the Travel the World in Books group. Now there are readalongs and twitter chats with lots of recommendations.
Historical Fix – This is a group of historical fiction authors and readers/bloggers on Twitter. The chats are overflowing with great book recommendations. I know I read The Violinist of Venice because of recommendations here.
Book Riot – I get a lot of recommendations from this site. I’m always finding something I like on their lists.
So many of the people on my Twitter feed only read YA. I think YA is ok but I like adult books a lot more. I like reading blogs by people who love it too. I’m finding a lot of great new to me people this week through BBAW but here are some of my go-to people.
Katie at Doing Dewey – She loves nonfiction too and have great choices.
Joy at Joy’s Book Blog – She has events like British Isles Friday that highlight lots of great books.
Julianne at Outlandish Lit – I’m really looking forward to her Weirdathon event in March.
Litha Nelle at Victorian Soul Book Critiques – Fantasy, Historical, and Science Fiction is right up my alley.