Books Recommended by Other Bloggers

BBAW_Celebrate_BooksToday’s post is all about recognizing the books recommended by other bloggers. The BBAW team writes:

Today we encourage you to blog about a book you read only because you discovered it on another book blog.  Preferably, this will be a book you loved!  You might also write a bit about the blog you discovered it on!

I love this idea! I periodically participate in Jenn’s Friday Finds weekly meme…and so I can go back and tell you where I first heard of a particular book. Here is one that I not only read, but absolutely loved:

seaofpoppiesSea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (posted about on November 22, 2008 Friday Finds). This book was reviewed by Mystic Wanderer’s at What Am I Reading and I was so impressed with her review that I ran right out and bought the hardcover book at Barnes and Noble. This is a gorgeous book in scope and characterization (and I was really happy to know it is the first in a projected trilogy). You can read my review of the book here.

Have you visited What Am I Reading yet? If you enjoy literary fiction, this is definitely a blog you want to add to your feed reader.  Here is a blogger who knows how to craft a review…and it is all about the reviews on Mystic Wanderer’s blog.  I hope you’ll stop by, and I bet if you do, you’ll be adding a few more books to your towering TBR pile!

To read all my Friday Finds and get links to some great looking books and reviews from other bloggers, go here.

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  1. I’ve gotten a lot of great reads from other bloggers. Here is mine

  2. I just finished Sea of Poppies within the past week or two and loved it!

    • Nicole on September 17, 2009 at 07:05

    Thanks to you I have added another blog to my reader! I have got to stop doing that. Next thing you know I’ll be buying another book.

    • lilly on September 17, 2009 at 07:17

    I haven’t read this book yet but I’ll be putting it on my wishlist. As to the blog, I am heading over there now to check it out.

  3. Yet to read this book!

    BBAW: Which book blogger is responsible for this?

  4. I’ve been wanting to read this one. I am so glad to hear you loved it, Wendy. Isn’t it great when we love the books our fellow book blogger has also really enjoyed?

    • Kathy on September 17, 2009 at 16:58

    Now I want to run to Barnes & Noble and buy that book too!

    • Diane on September 17, 2009 at 19:28

    Sea of Poppies is on my wish list. glad u loved it.

  5. I read ‘Sea of Poppies’ when it first came out and loved it immediately. You’ve just reminded me to do a search to see if the second volume is due for release over here yet.

    • Amanda on September 20, 2009 at 16:48

    I love to read and I work in a bookstore. But I haven’t heard of this one. I wonder if that’s because I’m in Canada?

    • Wendy on September 26, 2009 at 07:50

    Bluestocking: It is amazing, isn’t it, how many books get added to our TBR lists because of other bloggers!?!?

    Stephanie: Good to know you also loved this book…I can’t wait for the next one!

    Nicole: *laughs* We’re all just enablers, aren’t we???

    Lilly: Good to know!

    Gautami: I think you’d enjoy this book – hope you’ll check it out!

    WendyCat: Definitely! I love to share a great book with another blogger…hope you’ll like this one!

    Kathy: Well, what’s stopping you?!?!? *laughs*

    Diane: Hope you will too 🙂

    Anne: If you find out when the second one is being released, hope you’ll come back and let me know!

    Amanda: I don’t know if this has been released in Canada yet…I know it came out overseas…hmmmmmmm….

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