5 Books that I have read because of other book bloggers

When Briana at Pages Unbound launched this challenge at the end of last year, I really meant to take part in it every month. However, my good intentions came to very little and I’ve only completed a couple of the monthly challenges so far.

I am doing this month’s though. I have discovered so many brilliant books as a result of reading book blogs that it will be hard to limit it to 5.

Of Darkness and Light by Ryan Cahill

I love discovering a new epic fantasy and I saw this on Biblionerd’s blog. So glad I did as it’s brilliant.

The Tenant/ The Butterfly House by Katrine Engberg

I saw the second in this series on Confessions of a Serial Reader and immediately ordered them both from the library. If you love crime thrillers, this author is brilliant.

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

I saw lots of great reviews for this book on various blogs and I loved it when I got round to it.

In Death series by J D Robb

This recommendation was from Lauren Concur who is doing reread of the entire series. As it’s over 50 books, that’s quite an undertaking. I’m just getting them out of the library gradually but it’s a great detective series set in New York in 40 years time.

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

I saw so many brilliant reviews for this in blogs and on instagram so I was thrilled when Net Galley approved me for an ARC just before publication date. However, unlike most other people, I was really disappointed with it. I didn’t like either the plot or the characters. But that’s fine. It’s a book that I wouldn’t have read without bloggers reviewing it and so I wouldn’t have known what the fuss was about when it hit the best sellers. I’m totally OK with not enjoying books that have been recommended as reading is such a personal experience.

These 5 are only a few of the books that I have been inspired to read by other bloggers. I’m really grateful for the way that book blogging has expanded my reading experience. Since I started book blogging, I have never been stuck for something to read.


Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

18 thoughts on “5 Books that I have read because of other book bloggers”

  1. I’ve seen some other posts similar to this, I’m going to try one that’s weekly. I love this idea! I’ve read so many amazing books because of bloggers. I’m glad that most of them were great but I love that you showed both sides. I keep going back and forth with Atlas Six.

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