Now this is more like it. I’ll take a swoony book over a tear-jerker any day. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Broke and the Bookish want to hear all about our favorite romance novels. Easy-peasy.
1. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. This one was very sweet!
2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Swoon.
3. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. British guy. Swoon.
4. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. I love road trip books!
5. Anything by Katie McGarry. Steamy swoon.
6. Or Simone Elkeles. More steamy swoon.
How about some paranormal romance?
7. Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey. The Drake brothers are totally dreamy vampires.
8. Stork by Wendy Delsol. This one was sweet!
9. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. This romance is destroying me!
10. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. Dreamy.
Posted in Book Lists, Top Ten Tuesdays
Tagged Alyxandra Harvey, Cassandra Clare, favorites, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Jennifer E. Smith, Katie McGarry, laini taylor, Morgan Matson, Rainbow Rowell, romance, romance novels, Simone Elkeles, Valentine's Day, Wendy Delsol
Happy Monday! I took a long weekend and am back to work nice and refreshed and thank goodness, because there is a lot to be done! First and foremost, decorating the teen room for Valentine’s Day. Because, why not? And because my awesome coworker pointed me in the direction of these cute and nerdy library-themed candy heart decorations. I also need to spend some time mulling over this year’s ALA Youth Media Award Winners. And of course, I also need to get busy on my Monday Reading List!
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando was quite fun. Through an exchange of emails, two young women assigned to be college roommates get to know each other. Full of the worry and excitement of leaving home for the first time, this was a charming story. This will inevitably be compared to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, which is fair enough.
- Sabriel by Garth Nix was a little confusing and slow to start. Sabriel is the daughter of the Abhorsen, the powerful necromancer charged with keeping the dead where they belong. When he goes missing Sabriel must leave the comfort of her boarding school and venture into the Old Kingdom to find him. This is the first is a trilogy and I did not love it, but Nix is a compelling storyteller and I am confident things will pick up. I will certainly give Lirael a shot.
- The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer follows a group of people who meet at an art camp in 1974. The six teens forge a bond that lasts a lifetime. This one slowly drew me in and I ended up really liking it.
- Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg is due out in February, so I will have a review up later, but I will say it was wonderful! I loved the alternating POV and banter between Levi and Macallan.
Another blast of Arctic cold is heading my way. Maybe tomorrow will find me snuggled up with a book instead of at work?
Posted in Book Lists, Book Reviews, Mondays with Megan
Tagged ARC, audiobooks, Elizabeth Eulberg, Garth Nix, graphic novels, It's Monday! What Are You Reading?, Meg Wolitzer, netgalley, new books, romance, Sara Zarr, Sarah Addison Allen, Tara Altebrando, Valentine's Day