BBAW Unexpected Treasure

imageWe invite you to share with us a book or genre you tried due to the influence of another blogger.  What made you cave in to try something new and what was the experience like?

I have a lot of books.  Many unread for the decade or more that I’ve owned them.  But since I’ve started blogging I have picked up books at sales based on bloggers recommendations and have won more from blog contests.  So, this past December I collected all of my books, took a picture, and asked my online and face to face friends to vote for 50 of the books I would read this year.  The post is here.  After 72 voters voted for up to 5 books each I had my 50 books.  The RYOB Challenge here is where I list the ones I’ve agreed to read and who voted for each one.  I also include their names and links with the review when I post it.

I’ve only read 29 out of 50 so far.  That’s not so good, but I’m still plugging along.  The two chosen that were most outside my usual reading comfort zone were War & Peace by Tolstoy and The Glass Castle by Wells and I ended up liking them both.  I’m sure that The Glass Castle will end up on my year end favorite list.  Having book lovers choose books for me from my overflowing shelves has been a great experience and I plan on doing it again.  Fifty may have been too many, but we’ll see what I can accomplish.

In case you missed these posts due to BBAW overload…

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My interview with Page Turners

My answers to Page Turners questions