2017 New Adult Reading Challenge: Book Recommendations (5)

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Hey guys! As you know, this year I’m doing the 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge, created by the amazing Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, and because I’ve read some amazing NA books last year, I thought that I could recommend some to you that fit in the Book Bingo from the challenge.

Today I’ll focus on the last 5 topics:

21. One word title
22. Book about sports
23. Book on the bottom of your TBR
24. Book with only male POV
25. Freebie

All books here are books I’ve read and really really liked. Click on the names of the books to be redirected to my review of said book.

Recommendations 1-5Recommendations 6-10 |
Recommendations 11-15 | Recommendations 16-20


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A few less known thrown in there…

Trust
Extreme
Play
Keepsake
Hopeless


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These are fairly easy to come across. I could have filled it with Hockey books only, eheh.

Chased
This is Falling
Shut Out
The Understatement of the Year
Waking Olivia


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This one depends on your own TBR, obviously, but I thought I could show you some less known NA books so maybe you could add them to your TBR, eve if at the bottom.

For the One
Wanting More
Blind Spot
Down and Out
Right Where You Are


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So not easy… I’ve read a few awesome ones with only male POV, but they were adult contemporary romances, such as Big Rock.

More Than Exes
The Matchmaker’s Playbook
Undeclared


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For the star in the middle of the challenge, you can pick whatever you would like. I’m showing you 5 books that I enjoyed, but weren’t really my thing, if you know what I mean. Still, they were pretty good and they might be right up your alley.

Lines We Forget
Rikki
Lessons in Gravity
The Room Mate
Frosh: First Blush


And I’m done with these recommendations posts. I hope you can get some rec from these lists, and I do hope you’re joining the challenge, because this genre of books deserves more love 😉 .

2017 New Adult Reading Challenge: Book Recommendations (4)

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Hey guys! As you know, this year I’m doing the 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge, created by the amazing Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, and because I’ve read some amazing NA books last year, I thought that I could recommend some to you that fit in the Book Bingo from the challenge.

Today I’ll focus these 5 topics:

16. Book set in the summer
17. Book you knew nothing about
18. A re-read
19. Book about a road trip
20. Book recommendation

All books here are books I’ve read and really really liked. Click on the names of the books to be redirected to my review of said book.

Recommendations 1-5Recommendations 6-10 | Recommendations 11-15


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Not as easy as I thought it would be…

Him
More Than Comics
Love on the Ledge
How Not to Fall
Finding London


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I knew nothing about these books when I started them.

The Matchmaker’s Playbook
Being Brooke
Loud is How I Love You
Wasted Words
Feel Me Break


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I want to re-read these books this year!

Fangirl
Us
Smut
Ugly Love
Royally Screwed


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So not easy…

Stay Until We Break
Chasing Crazy
More Than Distance


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Books that have been recommended to me in the past, and that I loved.

You and Everything After
The Score
Steadfast
Maybe Someday
Hold My Breath


Next week I’ll post the last 5 categories. Have you read these books? What did you think of them?

2017 New Adult Reading Challenge: Book Recommendations (3)

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Hey guys! As you know, this year I’m doing the 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge, created by the amazing Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, and because I’ve read some amazing NA books last year, I thought that I could recommend some to you that fit in the Book Bingo from the challenge.

Today I’ll focus these 5 topics:

11. A LGBT novel or with a LGBT characters
12. New to you author
13. Book you can finish in one day
14. Start a series
15. Book that makes you laugh

All books here are books I’ve read and really really liked. Click on the names of the books to be redirected to my review of said book.

Recommendations 1-5Recommendations 6-10


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I have to find more diverse LGBT books, but these have gay characters and relationships, bisexuals, asexuals and transgenders.

Adulting 101
#Junkie
The Understatement of the Year
Outside the Lines
Him


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All these authors were new to me, and I hope you end up reading some or all of them.

Undecided
Blind Spot 
That Thing Between Eli & Gwen
Watch Me Rise
Waking Olivia


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I’ve finished all of these in less than 24 hours.

Stay Until We Break
Stripped
Tempting Fate
More Than Fashion
Keepsake


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So many great series out there…

The Deal
Shut Out
 Price of a Kiss
All the Ways You Saved Me
This is Falling


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I really liked all of these, and I have a few more that would fit this category.

Roommates
Smut
Right
Hustler
Chasing Crazy


So, next week I’ll post another 5 categories. Have you read these books? What did you think of them?

2017 New Adult Reading Challenge: Book Recommendations (2)

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Hey guys! As you know, this year I’m doing the 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge, created by the amazing Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, and because I’ve read some amazing NA books last year, I thought that I could recommend some to you that fit in the Book Bingo from the challenge.

Today I’ll focus on the first 5 topics:

6. Book about friendship
7. Book with music or art
8. Book out of your comfort zone
9. Book based on its cover
10. Diverse novel

All books here are books I’ve read and really really liked. Click on the names of the books to be redirected to my review of said book


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NA books just about friendships are not easy! So I’m going for books where friendship is super important.


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I’m just now noticing that these are ALL about music!

In Your Dreams
Loud is How I Love You
More Than Music
Maybe Someday
Stay Until You Break


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This is not a very easy theme. All these books had elements that were sort of weird to me.

Progress
Hot Not to Fall
Hopeless
Sever
#Junkie


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 I’m a sucker for gorgeous book covers, and they’re not that common in NA.

Wasted Words
Finding London
Confess
Lessons in Gravity
Right Where You Are


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I really liked all of these, and I have a few more that would fit this category.

The Understatement of the Year
Outside the Lines
That Thing Between Eli & Gwen
Adulting 101
For The One


So, next week I’ll post another 5 categories. Have you read these books? What did you think of them?

2017 New Adult Reading Challenge: Book Recommendations (1)

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Hey guys! As you know, this year I’m doing the 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge, created by the amazing Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, and because I’ve read some amazing NA books last year, I thought that I could recommend some to you that fit in the Book Bingo from the challenge.

Today I’ll focus on the first 5 topics:

1. Book set in college
2. Hyped Book
3. Debut Novel
4. 2017 Release
5. New Adult best seller

Most of the books here are books I’ve read and really really liked. Click on the names of the books to be redirected to my review of said book


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I love books set in college, and these belong to some of my favorite series.


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All these books deserve all the hype they have.

The Deal
November 9
Losing It
Archer’s Voice
Him


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Again, try some of these amazing debut novels. I loved most of them. I had some issues with Wrong, but the writing is just fantastic.

Chasing Crazy
Loud is How I Love You
The Keeper
More Than Music
Wrong


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 I’ve read the first 2 books here, but I’ve started the other series, and I’m predicting that the sequels will be fantastic.

The Rule Maker
More Than Distance
The Feeling of Forever
Royally Matched
Catching Carly


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Finding NA best sellers is not that easy… so just to clarify, ACOMAF, Fangirl and Hopeless are classified as Young Adult a lot, but they are totally New Adult for me, because of age and content.

Ugly Love
The Score
A Court of Mist and Fury
Fangirl
Hopeless


So, I’ll keep posting recommendations for this challenge, as well as updating the challenge with the books I’m reading for each category each month, ok?

Just a reminder:

Next saturday, January 28th, at 9 pm GMT (4 pm EST), Cátia is hosting her first Twitter Chat of the challenge. You can see the announcement HERE. So, mark your calendars and let’s all talk about how we’re doing in this 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge, ok?

Book Recommendations & Romantic Tropes (part 3)

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Hey guys, here we are for the second post of recommendations based on my favorite tropes. You can see my first post here and the second here.


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Who doesn’t love a good book about second chance at love? I know I do, especially when couples reunite after a good while.

  • Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen is a great example of this trope, because Leo and Georgia were highschool sweethearts, until they went their separate ways… and then they reunite several years later and it’s so good!
  • The Mistake by Elle Kennedy also follows this trope, though Logan and Grace’s romance doesn’t go quite that far back.
  • Whatever It Takes by L.E. Bross is also about young lovers who get separated, and find each other again after a few long years.
  • Steadfast by Sarina Bowen… yeah, I squeezed 2 of Sarina’s books in here, because I just had to, ok? Jude and Sophie… ❤

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Forbidden romances can be caused by a lot of situations. Anything is a good excuse for being forbidden, eheh. I do love a good written forbidden romance.

  • Waking Olivia by Elizabeth O’Roark is a romance between a college student and her coach. Now, I know a lot of people have a lot of problems with the student/teacher thing, but keep in mind that these 2 are very close in age, and the story is so well written that you need to give this one a chance.
  • Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame is a step-siblings romance. I have to admit that I fell in love with this series, big time, because Eden and Tyler do so many wrong things, but they do try their best. Also worth mentioning that they didn’t grow up together, at all, so all is good!
  • The Rule Book by Jennifer Blackwood is a forbidden office romance, and it’s good. Lainey shouldn’t have fallen for her boss… but how could she not?
  • The Summer Before Forever by Melissa Chambers is yet another step-sibling romance, but with much less drama than the DIMILY series. Read it. It’s so worth it!

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This is a tough one, because most books with this trope don’t announce it on the blurb, lol. So I needed to find 4 books in which the pregnancy is not a spoiler. It wasn’t easy!

  • The Goal by Elle Kennedy, because OBVIOUSLY! Heck, I decided to include this category so I could tell you to GO READ THIS BOOK! I loved how Sabrina and Tucker dealt with this huge life changing thing.
  • Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach is definitly about teen pregnancy, from the guy’s POV. Though I wouldn’t quite qualify this one as a romance book… but you should still read it, because it will surprise you.
  • Because I Love You by Tori Rigby is such a sweet story about teen pregnancy and finding support and love where you least expect it.
  • You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross & Mark Perini has a pregnancy in there… ok people, this one is tricky, because this trope will be where you least expect it, so keep an open mind, ok?

Ok, that’s it! Three more tropes :D. Now, I can’t think of any other one worth mentioning, so I need your help here, ok?

Hit me with your favorite trope, and I’ll try to find books that I loved that fit it. Yes? Good! 

Book Recommendations & Romantic Tropes (part 2)

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Hey guys, here we are for the second post of recommendations based on my favorite tropes. You can see my first post here.


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I love this trope! It’s so great when there’s a romance between someone and their sibling’s BFF, right? It always creates a good kind of tension, with a hint of forbidden romance.

  • Mister O by Lauren Blakely is an amazing example of this trope, because Nick falls in love with his BFF’s little sis… eheh. (have you read it? WHY NOT?)
  • Not Okay, Cupid by Heidi R. Kling is such a cute YA romance
  • Always Second Best by Elodie Nowodazkij is also a very cute YA romance… about ballet, no less!
  • Three Simple Words by A.J. Pine  also involves this kind of “forbidden” relationship. So good.

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I love it when the 2 protagonists decide to start a casual relationship, not realizing that they’ll fall in love in less than 100 pages. This happens a lot in books, and I love it, eheh.

  • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover – Miles and Tate get in a casual relationship, but it becomes so much more.
  • Smut by Karina Halle – Well… they start as enemies, become partners and kind of friends, then become f**k buddies, and then… yeah! READ IT!
  • The Score by Elle Kennedy – Dean and Allie have a very good relationship… SO GOOD!
  • Lessons in Gravity by Jessica Peterson – Well… you know how the relationship will turn out, right?! 😉

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Read talk here: I’m a sucker for single dads in books! A guy raising a child? ALONE? Yeah… HOT!

  • My Perfect Mistake by Kelly Siskind – This is not a spoiler, right? Kolton has a little boy, and oh man… they’re ADORABLE!!!
  • The Years We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen – Bridge doesn’t have a child, per se, but he’s raising his little sister, actually like a single dad, so he counts!
  • Six Month Rule by A.J. Pine – Will has a child! He doesn’t shave when he’s not with her. It’s so so cute!!
  • The Girl I Was Before by Ginger Scott – Houston is a widower and a single dad… *sigh*

This is it, my second recommendations post that fit another three romantic tropes that I really like. So, have you read these books? Which is your favorite trope in books?

Book Recommendations & Romantic Tropes (part 1)

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By now, you guys should know that I love my romances, right? I do! I love romances! They make me happy :D. But with every good romance, comes a healthy dose of tropes that are used quite often in this genre.

Everyone has their favorites and the ones they can’t stand. For instance, I hate the “hidden baby” trope, you know, when the girl gets pregnant and decides not to include the guy in her decision to keep it?! I hate that one!

But I LOVE a lot of them though, so I thought “why not recommend a few books from some of my favorite tropes?“. So that’s what I’m doing! Why not, right?! I do love a few of them though, so this theme will be divided up in a few posts.


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Who doesn’t love a good “fake relationship turns real”? I know I do. I’m kind of a sucker for them actually.

  • Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman is totally adorbs, and it’s about 2 BFFs who fake a relationship, only to realize they’re both in love with each other.
  • Big Rock by Lauren Blakely is so good! Also about 2 BFFs who pretend they’re engaged, only to realize they’re perfect for each other.
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han… everyone knows this one, right? Adorable!
  • The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen is also an amazing fake relationship book. Also adorbs!

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Friends to lovers is one of my all time favorite tropes used in romance books, because we all know that friendship is the base for any great relationship, right?

  • Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy is one of my faves, because Jamie and Wes are BFFs and AMAZING!
  • The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen is another great one, where the main couple become super close friends before anything romantic happens between them.
  • The One That Got Away by AJ Pine is another BFFs turned lovers story, and it’s super cute.
  • Loud is How I Love You by Mercy Brown deals with the consequences of what happens when you get involved with your best friend and bandmate. SO GOOD!

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This is another good one. Who doesn’t love the tension the animosity creates at first, only to know that they’re totally made for each other?

  • The Hard Count by Ginger Scott is such a good one… YA too… amazing.
  • Wallbanger by Alice Clayton is hilarious. And the fights between Simon and Caroline? EPIC!
  • That Thing Between Eli & Gwen by J.J. McAvoy… even though Gwen and Eli have one thing in common right off the bat, they do take their time to warm of to each other.
  • The Deal by Elle Kennedy is hard to define, because Hannah and Garrett begin as “enemies”, then they become friends, then super great friends, and then so much more. WHY HAVEN’T YOU READ THIS ONE?!

There you go! Twelve books that I absolutely loved, and fit the 3 mentioned tropes. Have you read them all? Tell me, which is your favorite trope in books?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Recommended to me by Cátia and Deanna

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

All About Books You Read Because of Recommendation – Ten Books I’ve Read Because Of Another  Blogger (Or Book Person) or Ten Books I Read On Recommendation From People Outside Of This Community or you could talk about recommendations of books you read from other sources – a magazine, a podcast, a “because you read this” algorithm.

I look for book recommendations everywhere, but if I take a long look at my read books from the last year, I see that 2 bloggers have recommended me more books than anyone else. Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much is not only my constant companion while reading – because we do a bunch of buddy reads, but she made me read AMAZING books lately. The other blogger whose opinion I trust like crazy is Deanna @A Novel Glimpse, who pretty much introduced me to some of my favorite New Adult reads. So here are some books that they have recommended to me, and that I loved-


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