I found this tag over on Whimsically Meghan last week and it seemed like perfect timing to do it now! Also, finding answers for these prompts was like getting a really lucky bingo sheet, AKA an immediate answer for almost every placard. (Sometimes you struggle to find an appropriate answer, you know?) Also, they all happened to be books I’ve read (or reread) in the last 6-10 months, so that’s cool.
- Mention the creator and link back to the original post! (Deanna @ The Comfy Reader)
- Thank the blogger who tagged you
- Answer all the prompts below however you see fit
- Tag some friends!
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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
So, this was actually a reread via audiobook and I finished it in *cough* a day? So, yeah. Anyways, it follows Olive Torres, the “unlucky” twin, and her nemesis, Ethan Thomas. Due to an unfortunate, case of food poisoning, Olive and Ethan must go on their sibling’s honeymoon in their stead. As the tropical vacation begins, havoc and “bad luck” ensue, and Olive finds herself having dinner with her new boss, his wife, and Ethan, her pretend husband. (Find Tree’s full review here.)
More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn
I read Erin Hanh’s debut, You’d Be Mine (review here), last year and Tree and I ended up doing an entire Annie Mathers photo shoot because of it (see it in this post). So, when her second book crossed my path on NetGalley, I had to snatch it up. Basically, More Than Maybe is a super cute & fun contemporary that is way too bingable. The main characters, Luke and Vada, are absolutely too cute, and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole “secret crush/fangirl” thing they had going on with each other. I also loved the music industry backdrop and zany retired musician characters that are the framework of this book.
You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria
Can anyone say “Telenovela’s Best Kept Secret”? Cause this book can & does. Between the intense chemistry and the entertaining setting, this book really has it all. Jasmine and Ashton are two Latinx rising stars trying to further their careers with a new streaming show, Carmen In Charge. Jasmine, fleeing a very public breakup, and Ashton, convinced he’s at the end of his acting career, must figure out how to make it through filming once the sparks start to fly (and threaten to burn it all down).
Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington
I went into this book expecting a cute & fluffy contemporary, but it’s actually quite a complex and realistic read. Sidney and Asher are years-long nemeses, who are forced to spend their last summer before college in a shared cabin, after their summer pranks escalate too far and their families are kicked out of their usual rentals. Now, with a common enemy Sid and Asher must set aside their differences and team up to pull some epic pranks on the lady who kicked them out. There’s also a romance plot going on in the midst of all that. (Read my full review here.)
The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black
I guess this series could be considered a guilty pleasure of mine, considering I’m on my 4th read of the books since August 2019. I still haven’t managed to sit down and write a single review for any of them, though. But I was gifted the hardbacks for Christmas, and I managed to buy the audiobook versions off Libro.fm earlier this summer. So, guilty as charged?
the Lumberjanes graphic novels by Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters
This cute series follow a group of Lumberjane Scouts at summer camp as things start to go magically awry. Once the girls of Roanoke Cabin stumble into trouble, it’s up to them to get to the bottom of each & every magical mystery at camp. So far there’s 14 published volumes with two more on the way. (And #15 comes out August 18th!)
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Hello, yes. Morgan Matson is the YA Summer Lit Queen. This was the first book of hers that I read, and it still remains a favorite of mine. (Thanks for the introduction Tree.) Once Amy’s mom decides to move the family across the country, it’s up to Amy to get the car from California to Connecticut. Too bad she hasn’t bee able get behind the wheel since her father died last Spring. Enter a family friend’s cute son, Roger, who has agreed to drive cross-country with Amy. As they begin their journey, they soon get off-course on the detour both of their lives needed.
The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
I don’t know if I’d say I regret reading this book, since it gave me a great topic of complaint but I was not a fan. It was just such a let down, since I’m a fan of the movie adaptation. So you know how Netflix sometimes adds older rom-coms to their catalog, and instead of a trailer playing, you just get a weird clip of a scene that absolutely does not encapsulate the vibe of the whole movie? Well, that weird random clip is basically what this book felt like. No beginning. No end. Just a observational clip of the middle of a story. Not my cup of tea.
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
This book makes me want to scream. It’s so cute and soft. Oh my gosh. It’s also the slowest slowburn I have ever read and more cute than steamy. Something to Talk About follows Emma and Jo as they accidentally spark dating rumors on the red carpet of an awards show. Which would have been fine, if Jo wasn’t a big Hollywood showrunner and Emma, her assistant. As the rumors gain traction, both characters flounder with how to deal with the situation (and their growing attraction).
This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi
I could mention Taryn & Locke the Folk of the Air books, but since I already mentioned that series above, I’ll go with This Is All Your Fault instead. Maybe it was the whole “24 hour countdown” concept of the plot but I swear all the characters did for 75% of the book was run around like chickens with their heads cut off, and it drove me fricken insane. Plus, apparently none of them knew how to communicate, and that’s another trope I dislike.
Thanks for reading! I tag anyone who wants to try!