Thursday’s prompt for Book Blogger Appreciation Week is “Thanks for Introducing Me to This Book!”, talking about a book you read (and loved) and never would have known about without book blogs.
My choice is Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. I can’t credit any one blog, because I was seeing The Hunger Games everywhere, and everyone was talking about it on Twitter, but I very much double I would have picked it up without the input from the blogging community.
But even beyond those two books, I’ve gained a lot from the community. I was looking at my 5 star reviews from the last 5 months (since I started this blog). These are all truly wonderful books. The two earliest books on the list were books I’d planned to read before discovering book blogs.
However, everything since can either be directly or indirectly credited to the blogging community. I read Olive Kitteridge for Twitter Book Club, and now my face to face book club will be reading it soon. The other two are books sent to me for review from sources other bloggers pointed me to.
So thank you, book blogging community, for most of the best books I’ve read this year.