Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book With A Red Cover

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Choose a book that has originally a red cover”. This one is easy! I’m choosing The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick. I loved this book, because I also loved the web series. And now I want to see it again…


Original & Favorite COver:

I think this cover is true to the series somehow. I wasn’t a fan of it at first, but the truth is, I grew fond of it.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(S):

I actually like the German edition… it just doesn’t relate to the web series in my head.

Bookish Girls BFFs

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After doing the girl-guy and guy-guy version of bookish friendships, it was time to highlight some good girls BFFs in books. While trying to find some great friendships, I came to the conclusion that good girls BFFs are rarer to find in books than guys BFFs. Have you noticed that? Girls tend to start a book as best friends, but more often than not, something happens to change that status… it’s weird, and I fell sad about that. Either way, here are some good ones.


1. Cinder & Iko – The Lunar Chronicles

Am I cheating here because Iko is an android? Hmmm, I don’t think so! She’s very much a human in all that matters, and she and Cinder are awesome together.

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2. Shazi & Despina – The Wrath & The Dawn

These two biker like hell, but ultimately they trust each other and have each other’s backs.

3. Sky & Six – Hopeless

Even while apart, Sky and Six went out of their way to stay close. I love how non-judgmental their relationship is, and that’s why they’re one of my favorites BFFs ever!

4. Aelin & Lysandra – Queen of Shadows

One of the best things introduced in QoS was the amazing friendship between these two strong fierce warriors. I can’t wait for book 5 :D.

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5. Lizzie & Charlotte – The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

I loved them on the show, I loved them even more on the book. They’re kind of perfect 😀 – and way better than the original friendship in Jane Austen’s book.

6. Beth & Jennifer – Attachments

Their emails are hilarious. There isn’t a single doubt that these two ladies are BFFs!

7. Cath & Reagan – Fangirl

This friendship took a while to develop, but ultimately the two very different roommates gave in and entered an unlike beautiful friendship.

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I admit that I’m a bit depressed after writing this post. I need to read more books about awesome girls BFFs, without the drama of the book butting in said friendship… recommendations?!

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet (Bernie Su and Kate Rorick)

>>>>  Nº 49 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book based on or turned into a television show <<<<

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Based on the Emmy Award–winning YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Twenty‑four‑year‑old grad student Lizzie Bennet is saddled with student loan debt and still living at home along with her two sisters—beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. When she records her reflections on life for her thesis project and posts them on YouTube, she has no idea The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will soon take on a life of their own, turning the Bennet sisters into internet celebrities seemingly overnight.

When rich and handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck‑up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets — and for Lizzie’s viewers. But not everything happens on‑screen. Lucky for us, Lizzie has a secret diary.

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet takes readers deep inside Lizzie’s world and well beyond the confines of her camera—from the wedding where she first meets William Darcy to the local hangout of Carter’s bar, and much more. Lizzie’s private musings are filled with revealing details about the Bennet household, including her growing suspicions about her parents’ unstable financial situation, her sister’s budding relationship with Bing Lee, the perils of her unexpected fame, and her uncertainty over her future—and whom she wants to share it with. 

Featuring plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new readers alike, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet expands on the web series phenomenon that captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like never before.

Have you seen The Lizzie Bennet Diaries?

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Ok, so technically this is actually a Web Series and not a television show, but what the hell, it counts, right?! So here it is, a book based on a TV Show Web Series.

They are an absolute gem, a retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in vlog form. I only discovered them a couple a months ago – I know, talk about being late for the party – but I devoured them, they’re just that good. So, when I found out that the authors had published a book based on the web series I was anxious to get my hands on it!

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The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet fills in the blanks in between the videos and we get to read about the events that Lizzie talks about in the videos, as well as a deeper description of everything (mainly her feelings).

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I really enjoyed the book, though, much as the original Pride and Prejudice, the first part of the book is a slow read with not much action, but from the moment that Lizzie starts to shadow the companies and her interactions with Darcy become more frequent, the book develops much faster.

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It’s funny and it reads just like Lizzie’s voice – I think I read the whole book listening to Ashley Clements in my head. She writes the way she talks! So, it was wonderful to “reconnect” with the series :-).

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Oh, obviously, I also cried a little, specially in the last month or so – if you saw the series you know what happens then…

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Rating: 4 Stars

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