Book recommendations are something I'm never short of - what to read next I mean, what should go on my list of books to look out for. Getting time to read them is another story.
Where do you get your recommendations from?
Most of mine come from online friends, from lists and "rooms" that I belong to, from blog posts, and award short lists.
I don't always add a title to my lists straight away. But then I will see a title listed for the second or third time, or read a review of it, or it comes up as a discussion book somewhere, and I know I must get hold of a copy some time.
Earlier this year I had a post Best Crime Fiction Reads for 2010. I had been collecting suggestions in late 2010 and 23 fellow bloggers suggested 220 titles, 173 different ones altogether, which I listed here.
I did the same thing in 2009, and if you look at lists like these you'll never be stuck for new books to look out for.
Another place to find recommendations: Crime Fiction Alphabet.
This is a meme running here every week, and anyone can join in at any stage.
This week participants are suggesting books or authors related to the letter F.
Check out what was listed last week for the letter E. Authors included Ethel Lina White, Rhys Bowen, Edgar Wallace, Barry Eisler, Margaret Erskine, R. J. Ellory, Ruth Rendell, Martin Edwards, George Muller, G.M. ford, Carli HIassan, Randy Wayne White, David Liss, William Deverell, and Clare Francis
TBRN (To Be Read Next)
- now - FROZEN TRACKS, Ake Edwardson
- then - D-E-D DEAD! , Geoffrey McGeachin.
- then - BOUND, Vanda Symon
- now on Kindle - OPERATION NAPOLEON, Arnaldur Indridason
- now on audio - DIED IN THE WOOL, Ngaio Marsh
- next Agatha Christie - MURDER IS EASY
- Dirty Dozen: Killer Mysteries and Thrillers for 2011
- 2011 Barry Award nominations
- Love Is Murder: Lovey Awards
- Booker prize judges trialling Kindles
- Book Review Blog Carnival LXIII
- New Aussie author to look for: Graeme Kent
- Chinese New Year Crime Fiction
- Review: CANDIED CRIME, Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen
- Review: THREE SECONDS, Roslund & Hellstrom
- Review - STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG, Kate Atkinson...
- Forgotten Book: MRS POLLIFAX and THE HONGKONG BUDDHA
- When did you begin to read crime fiction?
- Crime Fiction Alphabet: END IN TEARS, Ruth Rendell...
- Review: APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH, Agatha Christie
- Crime Fiction Alphabet 2011 - Letter E