I’m glad you’re enjoying them! I’m sorry To Kill a Kingdom didn’t suit you, but I understand why! I did listen to it as an audiobook, and I think that greatly impacts my reading experience with some books. But I’m sure there are plenty of gentler YA romances out there! Here’s a list of ones I’ve reviewed that I think you might like, both fantasy and contemporary:
- Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
- Let’s Talk About Love (technically NA)
- The Girl with the Red Balloon
- The Night Circus (not YA)
- Girls Made of Snow and Glass
- The Girl From Everywhere
- Girl Out of Water
- When Dimple Met Rishi
- Eliza and Her Monsters
I can’t think of any “Casanova” types in these romances, so if you haven’t tried them I think you’d like them!
Hello! I don’t have a plan for a specific post or video as of right now, mostly because October is an incredibly busy month for me and I’m not sure I’ll have time to prep something like that. I do plan to (attempt) vlogs of the travel I’m doing this month, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do much more than that.
As for books that fit a Halloween-esque mood … here’s a few that I can think of. They’re not explicitly Halloween-based, but they have to do with monsters or death or other things like that.
Otherwise, I don’t read a lot of horror or spooky sorts of books–but these might be a good fit!
Hi there! I had a rough week but I’m catching up on some rest this weekend, so that’s nice. 🙂
I don’t know of an Aladdin retelling specifically, but Aladdin is part of the One Thousand and One Nights, and I know of a few retellings of that, such as The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston, and The Storyteller’s Daughter by Cameron Dokey. As for Anastasia, there’s The Diamond Secret by Suzanne Weyn and Saving Anastasia by Jenni L. Walsh (on Wattpad). I haven’t read most of these but the authors are very talented!
Yes! I really enjoyed A Darker Shade of Magic and The Night Circus (I think they’re both narrated by the same person). They’re pretty long so it might take you both legs of the trip! I also thought the Caraval one was very good!
So, I’m not exactly sure what this questions applies to? Do you mean in general, or for specific things? In general, I am very involved in the online bookish community and tend to hear about a lot of upcoming releases through that. But I’ve also been reading for such a long time that I’ve got a backlog of books on my Goodreads TBR shelf that I’d love to get to eventually.
For things like the diverse reading challenge, the above also applies, but I make a point to tailor that according to the theme. If you’re looking in the right places and making a effort to open your mind to the possibilities, it’s really easy to find marginalized authors whose work should be read and valued.
In general, if you’re stuck looking for book recs, I suggest looking at book review videos on Youtube, following book blogs, and making use of Goodreads. GR has a system where you can add the books you’ve already read and it will generate recommendations for you–but I tend to find that I prefer getting my recommendations from other people (Recommendation Day has been KILLER so far and I’m so happy I did it).
Hope that helps!
Hi! I do remember! Thanks for coming back. 🙂
I haven’t read this series. Actually, if you check out my Ultimate Reading List, you’ll be able to see all the series and books I have read (with links to my reviews where possible) according to genre. But I’m always open to recommendations!
I’ve heard people talking about this and the summary sounds amazing! I’ll definitely add it to my TBR.
No, there are no sex scenes! There’s a pretty “hot” makeout scene, but I also wouldn’t exactly call their relationship “romantic.”
I haven’t read any books with sex scenes in them recently, so I’m fresh out of new suggestions, sorry!
Hello! I did read the Twilight series, right around the age of 14. I enjoyed them at the time but since then I’ve learned much better. They’re really not good quality. But I totally understand the desire for a “book boyfriend.” In that vein, here are some of my recommendations!
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
The Girl of Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Hope you like them!