Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Today’s theme is : Books I enjoyed but never mentioned on my blog BUT I chose to look at what I read before blogging and even before discovering Goodreads!
It’s really impressive how being part of a reader’s community and then blogger community or even bookstagrammer community changed my reading tastes!
You influenced me and had me try new genres, the biggest change being with YA reads and YA fantasy reads! Then came the indie authors that I never read before blogging/Goodreads AND romance with S.E.X !!! 🙂
You’ll see that my romances pre-blogging were rather the “fade to black” variety than the spicy one!
I also never had read a scifi book before blogging! Now Red Rising, Aurora Rising etc are some of my favorite books!
I realize that I was influenced in my reads by my dad (with all the thrillers and spy stories), a pretty cover (the light romances) but that didn’t change much and also librarians recommendations!
I recall my dad looking for recommendations in the newspaper some four years ago, after I had discovered Goodreads and I told him that for me, peer recommendations worked better than paid critics in newspapers and magazines.
Without further ado, here is what I read BB (Before Blogging).
Did blogging change your readings too?
Thanks for reading!