Books you read because of Litsy


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Books you read because of Litsy

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dec 27, 2016, 2:52pm

Does anyone have a love at first sight book meet cute from Litsy?

jan 27, 2017, 11:42am

Not yet, though lord knows I've purchased enough books because of Litsy! Sometimes marking something as TBR just isn't good enough.

mar 21, 2018, 12:30pm

I've gotten a quiet a few and have read a few more. A man called Ove, Mr. Lemoncello, the bookshop on the corner, the readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore, the girl who drank the moon, the girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making, Turtles All The Way Down, the secret of platform 13, the last magician, the Golem and the Jinni, love and gelato and the forbidden library are some of the books I've read thanks to Litsy. Plus Littens introduced me to Bookoutlet 😊 I still have quiet a few #blameitonlitsy books to read as well 😊

mar 21, 2018, 12:56pm

Through Litsy, I joined the original Listy Goes Postal group and as a result, am reading titles that I would not have tried otherwise, were in my stacks already but so far down that it's doubtful I would have gotten to them any sooner, and books that deserved a re-read:

Jitterbug Perfume (by Tom Robbins)
H is for Hawk (written and narrated by Helen MacDonald)
The Handmaid's Tale (by Margaret Atwood)
The Book of Unknown Americans (by Cristina Henríquez)
Return to Augie Hobble (written and illustrated by Lane Smith)
Into the Wild (by Jon Krakauer)
A Man Called Ove (by Fredrik Backman)
Darkfever (by Karen Marie Moning)
Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation (edited by Roger Housden)
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (by Claire North)
Rebecca (by Daphne du Maurier)
Train Dreams (by Denis Johnson)
A Tale for the Time Being (by Ruth Ozeki)

The group will run until 2020 (?!) when we get our original books back.

Right now I'm reading a book that Lindy recommended back in 2016 and which I finally bought last year: The Parcel (by Anosh Irani)

I'm trying like mad to get through my TBR stacks, but it's not easy when I keep seeing shiny new things on Litsy! My TBR stacks there is obscenely long and difficult to manage. One of my wishlist items is that the Litsy stacks could be indexed alphabetically by author or title.

mar 21, 2018, 7:57pm

There are quite a few but books I have read because of Litsy include:
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Snow Angel by James Thompson
The Absolutist by John Boyne
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Some great books!

mar 22, 2018, 12:05am

Two of my most recent loved reads are thanks to LT user @PirateColey (GondorGirl on Litsy):
Furthermore and Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
Delightfully quirky in new and lovely ways. So good.

mar 22, 2018, 8:53am


mar 23, 2018, 6:30pm

Wow... I have a whole shelf on Goodreads for books I want to read because of Litsy posts, it transferred over here as Recommended in Litsy. I think I've read over 50 of them already. Litsy has also been a great resource for things I rarely ever read before, like comics/graphic novels.

mar 31, 2018, 12:22am

Oh my gosh-so many! Current read Into Thin Air is my most recent #becauseoflitsy read

mar 31, 2018, 9:35am

I'm very new to Litsy but already I've purchased more books than I would normally. Before, books would languish on a to-read list. Now, because there are concise mini reviews to work from, I can get a better sense of the overall impact a book has on people.

In-depth analysis reviews, or simple "I liked/hated" commentary, have their places, they just aren't that helpful when I'm on the prowl for a new book.

apr 14, 2018, 8:03am

the more recent ones are Into the Drowning Deep and The Wicked Deep. I have also started Really reading Terry Prachett because of Litsy.