Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I Think I Need a Shopping Cart

Bookfool from Bookfoolery and Babble made the recommendation that I post a list of the great recommendations I requested as part of the Buy A Friend A Book Week. I think it is a great idea.

A heart felt thank you to everyone for the recommendations! Several of the titles are among my TBR collection and only one mentioned is one that I've read (Thirteenth Tale) so far. The best kind of recommendations are those that come from fellow readers, and I look forward to diving into the below list.

Recommendations (name of person who recommended author or books and link to blog):

- The Books of Anne Stuart
(Melody from Melody's Reading Corner)

- Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
(Kailiana from Kailana's Written World)

- Smonk by Tom Franklin
(Kookiejar from A Fraternity of Dreamers)

- Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris
(Joy from Thoughts of Joy)

- Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
(Karen from Verbatim)

- The Magician's Assitant by Ann Patchett
(Karen from Verbatim)

- Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party by Ginnie Siena Bivona
(Lynne from Lynne's Little Corner of the World)

- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
(Malady from Life By Candlelight)

- Mary by Janis Cooke Newman
(Malady from Life By Candlelight)

- We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg
(Karen from Write From Karen)

- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
(Amanda from A Patchwork of Books & Booklogged from A Reader's Journal)

- When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin
(Amanda from A Patchwork of Books)

- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover
(Booklogged from A Reader's Journal)

- The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
(Booklogged from A Reader's Journal)

- The Wee Free Men and Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
(Booklogged from A Reader's Journal)

- Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
(Booklogged from A Reader's Journal & Chris from Book-a-rama)

- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(Chris from Book-a-rama)

- Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
(Stephanie from Stephanie's Confessions of a Book-a-holic)

- Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie
(Marianne Arkins from Reading, Writing, & Stuff That Makes Me Crazy)

- Angels Fall by Nora Roberts
(Marianne Arkins from Reading, Writing, & Stuff That Makes Me Crazy)

- I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
(Marianne Arkins from Reading, Writing, & Stuff That Makes Me Crazy)

- Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
(Toni from Logostoni)

- Karin Slaughter's Grant City series
(Judy from Welcome to My World of Dreams)

- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
(Lisa from Books. Lists. Life.)

- March by Geraldine Brooks
(Wendy from Caribousmom)

- The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
(Lisa Jean from Practicing Stillness)

- Books by Lisa See
(Deborah from Books, Movies, and Chinese Food)

- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
(LK from The Literate Kitten)

- Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger
(Carrie K from My Middle Name is Patience)

There is still time to join in. Go here for details and to sign up!


  1. Hey, fellow BAFABer and Front Street Reviewer! I got your contest entry; thanks. I'll check out what fun you've got happening for the week.

    You have some good books on this list. Man, to have more time to read...

  2. Great list! I have several of those on my TBR.

  3. More books to read!!! SHADOW OF THE WIND is one of my favorite books. And I really loved HISTORY OF LOVE. So many books...so little time!

  4. Melody - It is a great list isn't it? There are quite a few new-to-me authors, some I have never heard of before and others I have been wanting to read for quite some time now. :-)

    Susan - Thank you for stopping by! I know what you mean about wishing you had more time to read. That would be so nice.

    Lisa - I can't thank you all enough for the great recommendations. Recommendations from fellow readers like you are the best kind. :-)

    Malady - Shadow of the Wind and History of Love are both books I've been wanting to read. I am looking forward to reading them.

  5. I love the picture on this post and the previous one. Where'd you find them?

    BTW - check my blog - you've been tagged.

  6. Thank you for putting all those books on one list!!! I've copied it, so that I can get myself into all sorts of trouble. :)

  7. Lynne - Ooo! I feel so honored to be recognized. Thank you so much.

    Your idea was a good one, Nancy. I only wish I wasn't too lazy to alphabetize them! The list has actually come in very handy for me too this way.


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