Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Books I Read Because of Another Blogger
In honour of BBAW, this list recognises all the great books I never would have found without a little help from the blogging world.
10. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
I saw this featured on a few blogs and the title always stuck with me. I didn't even realise it was sci-fi; that was a nice surprise!
9. Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
The premise - of a girl fighting in an alternative future where gladiator games have returned - would have interested me no matter what, but I never would have heard about this book without Becky's Book Reviews.
8. Plan B by Jenny O'Connell
Following Pub Rants means hearing all about Agent Kristin's clients and their books. The plotline of a girl finding out she has a famous half-brother could have been silly, but I was surprised at how well done it was and how much I liked it.
7. Valiant by Holly Black
Justine Larbalestier said this was the book which most reflected her teenage experiences and that piqued my interest (presumably she doesn't mean the parts with magic and faeries.) Valiant is the kind of book that I like more and more, the more thought I give to it.
6. Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund
I am a huge fan of this series and Diana Peterfreund's writing in general. I actually read her blog first and fell so hard for her writing style that I had to buy her books.
5. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
Ruby Oliver is like Jessica Darling and Katniss Everdeen - one of the heroines so beloved by bloggers and readers, that you know you have to take the time to meet them yourself.
4. Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Great reviews encouraged me to read this one. It's hard to read at times (especially if you've even been through bullying yourself) but it is amazingly powerful.
3. Entangled by Cat Clarke
Jenny @ Wondrous Reads highlighted this book as one of the UK debuts of 2011 to watch out for. Mixing the genres of teen drama and psychological thriller was inspired and this was a book that I had trouble putting down.
2. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
This was on the list of 2011 debuts for the Story Siren's challenge. Little did I know, it would become my favourite read of the year.
1. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
About 18 months ago, I'd read the big novels like Twilight and The Hunger Games and I was desperate for more YA to feed my growing addiction. I took to the internet to find new recommendations and Shiver was one of the first I found. Because of this it will always have a special place in my heart (that, and the story, the romance, the characters and Maggie Stiefvater's writing).