5 Books I Read Because of Other Book Bloggers

As part of the 2022 Support Book Bloggers Challenge, I am completing July’s task: write a post about books you read because of other bloggers (either specific bloggers or because of the book blogging community as a whole). Read more about the challenge or join us by clicking here.

I am excluding books I read because Krysta made me, even though she is technically a book blogger, but maybe that is a topic for another post.

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I was not going to read this book. I read Shadow and Bone and thought it was fine but unremarkable and didn’t see myself reading more of Bardugo’s work. But the book blogosphere ultimately convinced me Six of Crows was special, and they were right! This is a masterpiece of a book and deserves all the hype.

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This was a recommendation from Stephanie @ Chasm of Books. Stephanie loves this pirate adventure–and the rest of the series. While I didn’t fall in love with it myself, I thought it was a fun read.

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The Alchemist

Michael @ My Comic Relief talks about The Alchemist a lot, so I decided I should check it out, too! I don’t know that I found it life-changing, the way many readers seem to, but I did think it’s interesting. And, as a bonus, it’s a pretty quick read.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Another instance where I read the author’s debut, thought it was fine, but didn’t envision myself reading more of her work. However, the book blogosphere was so hyped up about this that I gave it a chance after winning some books in a giveaway. I read the original trilogy and enjoyed it, but I also think that this is now officially enough Maas for me.

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Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

I can’t point to a specific blogger who recommended this: I just know the book community, once again, picked a winner as a whole when they hyped this one up. I am definitely looking forward to the sequel!


13 thoughts on “5 Books I Read Because of Other Book Bloggers

  1. Pippin says:

    I’m so glad the blogosphere brought you so many good books! (And the Support Book Bloggers Challenge is such a lovely idea, too 🥺.) The last book I read because of Blogger Peer Pressure™ was Queen of the Tiles, and I’m so glad I picked that one up!


  2. Rosie Amber says:

    Yay! I can do this month’s challenge. My post will go out on Sunday. I had to limit myself and even then I still have 11 books on my list. So many books….(sigh)!


  3. Janette says:

    Great post. I meant to do the support bloggers posts but only managed January. I will definitely do this one as I have had so any brilliant recommendations from other bloggers


  4. Zoë (zbestbooks.blogspot.com) says:

    Six Of Crows is one I’ve been meaning to get to for AGES after all the hype and general interest in it around the online book community. I keep commenting on posts saying that I’m going to read it soon but still haven’t, although I am hoping to this summer! I’m not usually a huge fantasy fan but every once in a while I love it and I’m hoping that this is one of those instances!
    Great post!
    Zoë x



  5. BookerTalk says:

    I can think of a few books that I wouldn’t have read but for bloggers in Australia. They do a fabulous job in promoting literature from their country – books and authors that we don’t see much of in the UK

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