September 15, 2010

BBAW: unexpected treasures

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Today’s book blogger appreciation week topic is unexpected treasures—books that you’ve been turned on to by other bloggers. Since it would be fairly impossible for anyone else to turn me on to a Harper Perennial book, I love that this gives me a chance to talk about other books I’ve loved, namely:

Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel
This recommendation was really a team effort from pretty much every person I follow on twitter. I began to feel like I was really, really missing something by not reading this book, so one day at McNally Jackson when Carrie asked me if there had been anything I’d been meaning to read, it was a no-brainer. This story of a girl who spent her childhood flitting around from state to state and therefore has a bit of trouble dealing with adulthood is completely mesmerizing.

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Full disclosure: I haven’t read this one yet. But after raves from many, including Rebecca at the Book Lady’s Blog, put it permanently on my radar. It’s sitting on my shelf now, borrowed from Carrie.

The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich
This one has been on my to-be-read list for literally less than an hour, thanks to Blake Butler’s video recommendation. I plan to pick it up the next time I’m at a bookstore, which could be as soon as tonight if they happen to have it at Powerhouse (where I’ll be for Neal Pollack) but will more likely be this weekend.

So now, to turn the tables and also feed my ego, are there any books that I’ve recommended to you that you’ve loved? Tell me!