Have you read a book because it was discussed or a focal point in another story you was reading? Was the inspiration obvious while reading? Did you prefer one over the other?
I have noticed that many authors talk about books or the characters love of reading etc during story lines. Those quotes always touch me as someone that loves books and reading also.
Only since blogging within the last 3 years have I also noticed many authors get an inspiration from another book and I think, sweet, what a nice way to acknowledge the book and author.
Here are the few I have picked up because of the recommendation. My reviews are linked.
I read After You by Julie Buxbaum which used The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett throughout. I loved both of these stories. The Secret Garden is not my genre of choice but it is a beautiful classic that I can't wait to share with my daughter now. After You is adult women's fiction, one of my favourites.
And To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee has to be the #1 mentioned book in other works. There is no saying you have never heard of TKAM. I had the joy of reading this for the first time. It is not one of my favourites but I definitely understand the love others have and the importance of the book.
And recently I read the last in JT Ellison's series Where all the Dead Lie and she was inspired by the classic Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. This wasn't available on Kindle so I went to the bookstore and brought it, this is another many around the blogosphere love, so I look forward to reading.
What experiences have you had, share your recommendations please. If you decide to do a post, let me know, I will include a linky so we can share.