So I solicited book recommendations during my Got Books? event of the past weekend. Why? Just because I love knowing what people recommend. And adding to my endless to-read list. Yep. So, a few interesting facts...
Most recommended authors (all YA, not surprisingly):
1. Suzanne Collins (13)
2. Maggie Stiefvater (10)
3. Kiersten White (7) -- the only one here whose book is NOT YET out
4. Becca Fitzpatrick (7)
5. Cassandra Clare (7)
Most surprising (to me):
Maria V. Snyder (the author of Poison Study) came in 6th place, with 5 recommendations. Why is this surprising? Well, I suppose because I first discovered Poison Study about five years ago, promptly read it and its sequel (Magic Study), and thought nothing more of them. Honestly, I had her shelved in an area called "good, but obscure" books. Apparently I was wrong, because many of you know of her (and many more of you on the blogosphere have been posting Poison Study reviews in the past few weeks). What gives? (Not that she's not awesome, of course - but I thought only I knew that!)
Most interesting book I'd never heard of before:
The Dust of One Hundred Dogs, by A. S. King.
Mozart's Blood, by Louise Marley.
Multiple recommendations for Neil Gaiman (awesome!), as well as recommendations for some of my absolute favorite authors (Charles de Lint and Juliet Marillier). And, of course, my all-time favorite book: Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo.
Anyway, that all goes to say that you are all very interesting people, with a vast array of reading habits. All told, I got 236 unique recommendations. (In case you were wondering, I'd only read 55 of them.) That's enough to keep me busy for a year! Thanks, all!
What do you think of these (brief) factoids? Maybe I should think about doing some more scientific statistics... The aforementioned are just the ones that jumped out at me at first glance.