Themed Book Recommendations: Friends-to-Lovers

This week’s theme came from a suggestion Talia Hibbert made on Twitter. I asked for suggestions of future themes for recs…and Talia asked for a hard one: Supernatural Friends-to-Lovers. I decided to turn that into three themes: Friends-to-Lovers (which you get today), Supernatural, and Supernatural Friends-to-Lovers.

This theme wasn’t very hard to fill up. But the next two will be a challenge. I hope some of you will help me out with your recommendations! I’ll need all the help I can get. And remember SUPERNATURAL, not Paranormal. There’s a difference.

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Find something you might want to read? I hope so. Want to see another set of recommendations focused on a theme? Let me know what that theme is, and if you can help with some recs for it, include them in the message.

Happy reading!

 

Themed Book Recommendations: Small Town Romance

Hope you haven’t forgotten about these posts. I haven’t gotten one out in a while and it felt about time I did something about that.

Today’s post is all about Small Town Romance. This sub-genre is a large part of the romance book world. At least it seems so. It’s not hard to find a small town series, that’s for sure. What I put together for this post is a few series I’ve read a book or two in mixed in with others that caught my eye. What’s great about this list is that they don’t all take place in American small towns. What’s not so great…there’s not much diversity in my list. I tried enlisting the help of Twitter to fix this, but there’s been a lack of interaction on Twitter that’s a little disheartening. Maybe after reading through my list you’ll have a few other series you think should be added. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment with your recommendations. I’ll go in and add them to the list as I see them. (Bonus points for a series that has a town resembling Stars Hollow. That’s a small-town feel that’d be great to see more in books.)

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Find something you might want to read? I hope so. Want to see another set of recommendations focused on a theme? Let me know what that theme is, and if you can help with some recs for it, include them in the message.

Happy reading!

 

#PoetryMonth: Themed Recommendations…My weekend poetry TBR

For most of 2018 I’ve been reading poetry, and haven’t really read much fiction or other books. It’s not how my reading life normally looks. I’ve already read more books of poetry than I did during the entire year of 2017, and that number keeps growing.

For this Themed Recommendations post I’d like to give you a glimpse into my current poetry TBR. I have a LARGE pile of library books on my desk right now and I’m trying to get through at least one or two more by the end of this weekend. If I don’t, this pile will get even bigger. I have at least six more holds on their way and they’re probably be in tomorrow. I’ve found so many new poets to read lately that I’m happy there’s not a limit to the number of holds i can have any longer.

I hope you find something great to read from this list of books. I just finished reading the first one on the list from Natalie Ann Holborow and I’ll be featuring it later this week on its own. It’s one of my recent favorites. If you have any poets or books of poetry to recommend to me, please comment here on the post. I’m really pleased with what I’ve been seeing from the poetry community this year, but I know there’s even more out there to explore.

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Find something you might want to read? I hope so. Want to see another set of recommendations focused on a theme? Let me know what that theme is, and if you can help with some recs for it, include them in the message.

Happy reading!

Themed Recommendations: Halloween Reads

Halloween is almost here! Do you have your costume ready? Ready to go door to doo…wait, we’re book people. You may be staying in on Tuesday night to read instead of trick-or-treating. You might need this list:

Here’s a list of some books with Halloween inside them. Rather than a list of horror novels, which would be easier to come up with (click here), these books involve Halloween, whether it’s horror, mystery, romance, or more!

As usual with these lists, they’re all thanks to followers on Twitter. Couldn’t have come up with all these without informative friends.

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*Duh

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Find something you might want to read? I hope so. Want to see another set of recommendations focused on a theme? Let me know what that theme is, and if you can help with some recs for it, include them in the message.

Happy reading!

Themed Recommendations: Weddings in Books

I’m getting married on Saturday. Because of that, I figured I’d bring back the Themed Recommendations series again to get some easy content on the site. Turns out, this week’s theme wasn’t very easy to put together.

I picked the obvious theme of “weddings” in books. While there are thousands of books with weddings, soon-to-happen weddings, etc, there are almost too many too weed through. As usual, I recruited Twitter followers to help me narrow down the list to books that might be more worth reading than randomly choosing them. I hope this list is adequate for all of your TBRs to expand from.

As always, comment with your own recommendations on this theme. I’m sure there are many books out there worth checking out.

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Find something you might want to read? I hope so. Want to see another set of recommendations focused on a theme? Let me know what that theme is, and if you can help with some recs for it, include them in the message.

Happy reading!

Themed Book Recommendations: Library/Bookstore Romances

I recently finished a novella from Tiffany Reisz (which is in the list below) that sparked an idea. What are some romances (her’s is erotica and might not fully fix erotic romance? I’m not getting too picky on details…it was good!) with characters who work in libraries or bookstores? Books like that could open up the possibilities of book puns, references, and simply put me (and hopefully you) in a setting that I’m very comfortable in in real life.

You all should know by now that I’m a bookstore addict. I’ve also become a library addict since moving to Colorado. So much so that I now work in one of the local libraries.

While I know that there are many stereotypes of librarians out there that find their way into more erotic and entertainment-over-substance stories out there, I’m hoping the list I put together with the help of readers on Twitter avoids them. from my reading of the book descriptions they stay away from the stereotypes and instead include characters that just happen to live inside the categories I picked for today’s list.

So a big thank you to all of you from Twitter. This list, and my TBR would be much smaller without you. And for all those reading this right now, please comment with your own recommendations. I know there has to be more books out there for us to check out!

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Find something you might want to read? I hope so. Want to see another set of recommendations focused on a theme? Let me know what that theme is, and if you can help with some recs for it, include them in the message.

Happy reading!

Themed Recommendations: Random Poetry from my Shelves

I have a  very random list of poetry books for you today. And by random, I mean I literally pulled books off of my poetry bookcase without really looking at them. When I felt I had a good number, I stopped.

You’ll find a few that I’ve read in there. One’s one of my all-time favorites. One’s a more recent favorite (and the poet has a new collection coming out soon!) The rest I’ve skimmed through or more. I think you’ll find something you enjoy.

Also, now that poetry month is over(ish), I hope that doesn’t mean you’ll stop reading it. This is only the beginning of poetry appreciation. Try to keep exploring. There’s so much out there!

One last thing before the list: If you’re in need of some poetry and on a tight budget, you can get my chapbook Winter’s Homecoming and Other Poems for free until tomorrow. It’s been free all month, but I think two people took advantage of it. Maybe some of you missed the announcement. So there’s your reminder. Click the title to find the book. There’s a coupon code right there on the page to make it free.

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Find something you might want to read? I hope so. Want to see another set of recommendations focused on a theme? Let me know what that theme is, and if you can help with some recs for it, include them in the message.

Happy reading!