This happens to me more often than I should probably admit.
This morning I got hooked on a chain of middle grade recommendations, starting when I went to the Goodreads page for one of my favorite books of my childhood: The Doll in the Garden by Mary Downing Hahn.
Here's the short and sweet description of this ghost story on Goodreads:
"When Ashley discovers a turn-of-the-century doll it is just the first of several puzzling events that lead her through the hedge and into a twilight past where she meets Louise, an ailing child whose beloved doll has mysteriously disappeared."
This book was in my middle school library, and once I discovered this book, I loved it so much that I didn't even browse the shelves anymore when we had library time - I went straight to this book and spent the rest of the period getting a jump start on reading it. I can't tell you how many times I checked this book out from the library, or why I never bought a copy for myself. (I'm going to fix that as soon as I can find it!)
Anyway, I saw a recommendation for another book by Mary Downing Hahn... and as my recommendation exploring progressed, I was pleasantly surprised to find that she has written other spooky stories!
Then other authors started popping up, and other genres of middle grade books, and now my to-read shelf is many books fuller! If you are a lover of middle grade books, I hope you enjoy browsing my discoveries! :)
I'm thinking this might need to become a "thing." I like sharing discoveries. :)