Book recommendations are a tricky thing, and the people who recommended these titles to me got it right:
1. Fanny and Zooey (Salinger)/ recommended by my friend Ben @TyrusBooks: I didn't like The Catcher in the Rye and neither did he. But he recommended this lesser-known Salinger and I happened to love it.
2. The Yellow Wallpaper (Perkins Gilman)/ recommended by a college English professor: I can't remember what work we were studying I do remember my professor suggesting The Yellow Wallpaper as a complementary text. It was fantastic.
3. Norwegian Wood (Murakami)/recommend by Ben at Dead End Follies: This is a recent read and this book is still glowing in my mind. Best recommendation of the year so far.
4. The Shadow of the Wind (Ruiz Zafon)/recommended by my friend Nicholas: This was pre-book blogging and I hadn't heard any of the hype surrounding this novel. Nicholas told me it was one of his favorites and it quickly became one of mine as well.
5. Dreams from my Father (Obama)/ recommended by my friend Vanessa: I may have picked this one up on my own, but I picked it up after V told me to buy it while we were at our University Bookstore and it was fantastic. She also recently recommended Patti Smith's Just Kids, but I haven't gotten it yet.
6. Persepolis (Satrapi)/ recommended by a college English professor: The same professor that I mentioned above, she clearly knows whats up. She recommended this a few years before the movie came out.
7. The Dud Avocado (Dundy)/ recommended by a college friend: This is a classic example of something I wouldn't have picked up on my own, but loved to pieces.
8. How I Became A Famous Novelist (Hely)/ recommended by Jackie at Farmlane Books: Another recent read that is fresh in my mind, I can't say I would have picked this one up on my own. It's not the type of book I am normally drawn to, but I really liked it a lot.
9. Blankets (Thompson)/ recommended by Nymeth at Things Mean A Lot: I'm not huge into graphic novels, but after I read Nymeth's review I picked this one up and read it in one sitting.
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